Lowe takes nasty jab at Mottley; same sex marriage

Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe has condemned same sex marriage, and ridiculed childless women in a manner that evokes memories of remarks used by parliamentary colleague Mara Thompson.

Addressing a ceremony in honour of mothers within his Christ Church East constituency, Lowe denounced what he saw as advocacy to legally wed persons of the same gender.

“There is an attempt in certain quarters to advance a legislative call for same-sex marriage, and I do not have any intention, within or without the legislator to support any such notion because I still believe in the biblical way of life”.

During a debate in Parliament on March 8, Thompson had said in an obvious reference to Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley and Opposition parliamentarian Santia Bradshaw, that the BLP was being led “by someone who does not have children”, adding, that “she who sits beside her [meaning Bradshaw] was the same thing”.

Lowe took an equally nasty dig Sunday saying, “I don’t buy into the notion of those who perhaps because they have not demonstrated in any way, shape or form, the maternal instinct; because perhaps they have not had the joys of nursing and suckling a young child; perhaps because they have not experienced the joys of raising children”.

He took a further swipe at Mottley, who for all intents and purposes is considered the current alternative choice for Prime Minister, adding, “I am not about to support any idea that the greatness of the nation is bounded up in any individual who does not regard the importance of motherhood, of family, and of marriage according to the biblical standard.

“We want our boys and our girls to grow up in a society where they are not embarrassed because they live in a house where mum is a woman and dad is a man,” he added.

74 Responses to Lowe takes nasty jab at Mottley; same sex marriage

  1. Philip F. Corbin
    Philip F. Corbin May 15, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Those in glass houses …..etc., etc.,

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  2. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman May 15, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    stupse like pray tell me how two consenting adults sex life gets to be your damn business? Here’s a novel idea why not run your ministry and leave peoples sex lives to them stupse.

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  3. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall May 15, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Jac-idiot

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  4. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier May 15, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    He made this statement at a Mother’s Day eBay shouldn’t he wait until he was speaking at an LGBT event

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    • Michael Goodman
      Michael Goodman May 16, 2017 at 12:03 am

      He wouldn’t want to go to an LGBT event. He might get recognised…..

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  5. Dave Person
    Dave Person May 15, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    In the back of my mind I can’t help but think a lot of bajans think like him about MIA

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  6. Oneil Shalom Mitzvah Hall
    Oneil Shalom Mitzvah Hall May 15, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    This is the only politics DLP used to win election ….lies and propaganda! Last election, they bring up the same arguement that BLP will privatise Barbados. After election, who gave away Browne’s beach to Hyatt? Who gave Sandals 30 years tax break? DLP must go!

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    • Shawn Phillips May 17, 2017 at 12:59 am

      Agree

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  7. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain May 15, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    @ Mr. Lowe…sooooo what!

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  8. Joey St
    Joey St May 15, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Am i missing something here? Base on Dr Lowe’s comments as reported in this article, i don’t see any reference to Ms Mottley at all

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    • Randolph May 16, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Joey,does Lowe have to call Ms.Mottley’s name?Does he have to spell it out for you to know who he is talking about?

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    • Shawn Phillips May 17, 2017 at 12:27 am

      Joey just as stupid as Dr Lowe .Anything the DLP do is right to you

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  9. Anson Sobers
    Anson Sobers May 15, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Lowe can only go Low…the people of CH CH East Central deserves someone intelligent and of a high caliber to represent them…he literally insulted every motherless woman in his constituency, he also insulted the LGBT people in his constituency and he also shows he does not have the knowledge of what a mother is.

    There are some women who have become Neighborhood moms because they look/looked after not only their children but the children in the community making sure to keep them in line, feed them, clothed them and love them. should they not be considered mothers to their non-biological children?

    please share the following with Lowe ” A mother is the female parent of a child. Mothers are women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to their children, who may or may not be their biological offspring. Thus, dependent on the context, women can be considered mothers by virtue of having given birth, by raising their child(ren), supplying their ovum for fertilisation, or some combination thereof. Such conditions provide a way of delineating the concept of motherhood, or the state of being a mother. Women who meet the third and first categories usually fall under the terms ‘birth mother’ or ‘biological mother’, regardless of whether the individual in question goes on to parent their child. Accordingly, a woman who meets only the second condition may be considered an adoptive mother, and those who meet only the third a surrogacy mother.

    The above concepts defining the role of mother are neither exhaustive nor universal, as any definition of ‘mother’ may differ based on how social, cultural, and religious roles are defined. The parallel conditions and terms for males: those who are (typically biologically) fathers do not, by definition, take up the role of fatherhood. Mother and fatherhood are not limited to those who are or have parented. Women who are pregnant may be referred to as expectant mothers or mothers-to-be, though such applications tend to be less readily applied to (biological) fathers or adoptive parents.” ~ Wikipedia

    If you want to discuss morality and live by the book let’s discuss the morals in conducting government business, let’s discuss the tendering process not performed in accordance with government guidelines, let’s discuss the unfulfilled promises to the electorate and to the NCC workers, let us discuss the election hiring of workers and oh yes let us discuss the words of the PM saying “there will be no lay offs”…so yes let us discuss morality.

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  10. Jude Eastmond
    Jude Eastmond May 15, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    No words..

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  11. Tappin Linda
    Tappin Linda May 15, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Fool ! Who takes these losers seriously ?

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  12. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince May 15, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    The country is falling apart and this is his conversation?

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    • Michael Goodman
      Michael Goodman May 16, 2017 at 12:06 am

      Desperation makes people behave foolishly. Even more foolishly than usual.

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    • Tee White May 16, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Yah know…steupse. i guess he’s had a lot of experience nursing and suckling young children. Dr Lowe, leave people’s sex lives alone. It’s not your business. Concentrate on getting the country out of the tight corner it in.

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  13. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles May 15, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Why does this man always look like a gay black lipped alien from Star Trek?

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  14. Michael Goodman
    Michael Goodman May 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

    If there was room, I would list the top 100 issues that really matter in this country and that should be addressed in advance of the next election. Same sex unions doesn’t even make the top 500. But high in the top 100 are the issues of rampant child sex abuse and child prostitution by parents and guardians, elder abuse, adultery and the misappropriation of funds by persons in positions of trust and authority, just to name a few.

    So let’s focus on things that matter instead of trying to find things to distract from the appalling mess that this administration has made of governing this country for the last 9 years.

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    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva May 16, 2017 at 12:29 am

      With Homosexuality being illegal in Barbados and him saying he is against same sex marriage just proves how out to lunch he is. He should stick to what he knows, that is, if he does know anything.

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  15. Lora-Ann C. Franklin
    Lora-Ann C. Franklin May 16, 2017 at 12:05 am

    So many ills in this country and this is what he finds time to discuss? What do the actions of two consenting private citizens have to do with him?! #sillyseasonsoonhere #letusnotbeignorant #focusonwhatmatters

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  16. James Austin Bynoe
    James Austin Bynoe May 16, 2017 at 12:09 am

    “Low just being Low” …. No surprises here – NO one is listening to your dumb ass

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  17. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry May 16, 2017 at 12:09 am

    What about the people interfering with children?

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  18. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry May 16, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Quintessential Male chauvinism…

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  19. Robin John
    Robin John May 16, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Barbadians are conservative people and lowe is expressing the held beliefs of many in our society. It is definitely not politically correct and comes across as backwards, bigoted and hateful all disguised to be in praise of mothers and marriage between a man and woman. Everyone is entitled to an opinion even one as base as this. I hope when he’s on his moral high ground he addresses infidelity among married couples, physical and sexual abuse of minors, QEH hospital, pension checks for seniors, and a host of other issues.

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  20. Perry Nelson
    Perry Nelson May 16, 2017 at 12:18 am

    What a troglodyte.

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  21. Sunshine Sunny Shine May 16, 2017 at 12:26 am

    You billegerent Jackazz for a Low lowe. Must you live up to your name sake by operating always in some sort of low lowe dirty move? Is it not enough that you were the number one scum bag in the Cahill fiasco and the number two stink in the number 1 sanitation mess when you lie and say government cannot afford new sanitation trucks but have no problem wasting 7 million on Independence celebrations? You are accused of so much corruption, like the accusation meeting the rounds that your mother has millions in a bank account that she left as an inheritance for you. Idiot like you before you look at the all the wrongs the BLP did during their 14 years you decide to go lowe and attach people choices to do what they feel they want to do with their personal lives. Idiot!!! Have no respect whatsoever for you. Idiot.

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  22. Glyne Sobers
    Glyne Sobers May 16, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Denis Lowe and Ronald Jones the pot calling the kettle black…lol

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  23. Buhbaydus May 16, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Funny, people only see what they want to see. Low blows was long before Lowe threw any. It’s politics. Soooo

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  24. Ron May 16, 2017 at 7:04 am

    This man was an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church, they paid for his overseas studies with the expectation that on his return he would work for the church, but no he abandoned them and did not repay one cent and he got the gall to talk about morality? What a man, he should talk about the young ladies in the church who he used and abused, Shut up Rev. Lowe you have no moral grounds to stand on,

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  25. Randolph May 16, 2017 at 7:07 am

    This is a man who I heard got Aids from homosexual behavior,and is a preacher of the Gospel.His hypocrisy stinks to high heaven.

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  26. Andrew Simpson May 16, 2017 at 7:10 am

    People do not be blinded by the politics.
    Take time to discover your true identity and help institute governance that operates in the light.
    None of us is perfect, so let’s start with that.

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  27. Jonah Banks May 16, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I am amazed that in the 21st century that there is still somebody like that!

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  28. Roy May 16, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Lowe is behaving just the way gays in the closet behave. Please let him know there is a more decent way to come out…. same sex marriage is not an issue here those scrare tactics wont work again. He is empty , classless ad vulgar..

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  29. tia May 16, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Lowe u can only go LOW but keep goin LOW cause the ppl of CH CH EAST will go ABRAHAMS. You would be punish at the polls come next general elections. DEM MUST GO BARBADOS!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Bobolee Popo May 16, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Low..they are many gay doctors in the world today..do you know if any of them was responsible for putting you back on your feet again…not once but twice..
    it wouldn’t be long before you poure Fire and brimstone on the said doctors..
    **the buggery law are still on the statute-books..
    what is your take on this law when a man commits this offense on a woman..
    when will you come out and publicly condemn it..

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  31. Mark Adamson May 16, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Mottley is the WORST BLP leader EVER.

    Mottley is the WORST OPPOSITION leader in the post independent political history of Barbados.

    Mottley does not have a vision, a cosmology, a blueprint, that can be used by any local social movements or organization to assist in the further growth and development of this country.

    Furthermore the following recopy – which was originally put on Facebook sometime in January, 2017:

    It is one thing for any future government of Barbados to grant certain specified rights to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community within a wider Barbados legal constitutional framework in which it has long been recognized freedom of religion and to practice one’s religious beliefs and principles; and to grant such specified rights to such a community not on the basis of any religious considerations but on the basis of the logic of recognizing Barbados’ becoming an increasingly mature pluralist society; BUT ANOTHER THING VERY REPUGNANT FOR ANY FUTURE GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS TO PASS LAWS THAT WILL – ON THEIR ENFORCEMENT – AND OUTRIGHTLY AGAINST THE VOLITIONS, CONSCIENCES AND WAYS OF LIFE OF THEIR INTENDED HUMAN TARGETS – SUBJECT A WHOLE NATION OF MAJORITY CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, RASTAFARI, HINDU, ETC, RELIGIONISTS AND PRACTITIONERS to a regime of laws that they – as organic religious groupings – will find wholly contrary to their fundamental teachings, practices, orientations, and that they will therefore also RIGHTLY have to oppose and NOT EVER recognize.

    A future BLP government, under Mia Mottley, and wrongly inline with the relevant warped European values, will not only seek to pass national laws legalizing gay marriages, sexual conduct between the same sex, gays adopting children and such like, but will also seek to pass national laws that will – when enforced – degradate and undermine the established ways of life of these religious groups (and other groups of persons as well).

    Such laws and rules (and their sub-epithets and even policies) will include – but will surely not be limited to – ANTI-NATURAL discrimination laws and rules prescribing Christians, Muslims, Rastafari, Hindus, etc., operating in government (not by pointed reference to them though, but by reference to their function) to issue marriage licenses to gays, adoption licences to gay couples, etc., ANTI-NATURAL SOCIAL POLICIES promoting homosexual lifestyles – and continuing to use the mass communication media to do so – and thus coming within the senses of such religious groupings and in their homes – that are to reinforce such above mentioned national laws legalizing gay marriages, sexual conduct between the same sex, etc.,

    Such laws and rules based as there are on the evil and destructive imperialist agendas of the Eurocentric West and based also on the population control, cultural assimilation and the political economic exploitation agendas by the said Eurocentric West of other especially smaller regions like Barbados, will therefore indeed help to create substantial and monumental social and political upheaval and bedlam in this country that can surely be done without.

    Mia Mottley must NEVER EVER be allowed to become any prime minister of any government of this country.

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    • Colin Robinson May 16, 2017 at 11:14 am

      I don’t live in Barbados. But anybody in the Caribbean who has spent five minutes with her would roll over laughing at the idea that Mia Mottley has no vision.

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    • Shawn Phillips May 16, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      Look you Mark does talk so much nonsense .A whole long story full of ignorance .You could really stop parading cause no one in Barbados will ever take you serious .

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  32. Lux May 16, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Omigod y’all are applying discussions from TV about America to here. Homosexuality itself is criminal in Barbados. How you feel any minister would jump to gay marriage rights? There firstly isn’t even a legal right to BE gay, even though you might as well make it illegal to have a stomach for all that can be done about it. No one is trying to push for gay marriage in Barbados, they are just trying to scare morally conservative people.
    It is extremely misogynistic to reduce the worth of a woman because she does not have a child. Having children is not the path for everyone. Shame on you for crapping on women’s freedom of choice, and for making this into your way of saying “she’s a lesbian” without being explicit.

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  33. Johnathan May 16, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Mark Adamson and Denis Lowe are in the same both angry failures who seem to have difficulty coming out and instead criticize gays jealously..

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  34. Algernon Atherley May 16, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Dr. Denis Lowe is speaking where the Bible speaks. Every Christian in Barbados should be supportive of his pronouncement. Do not wait until same sex marriage become law in Barbados then to speak out. Pastors I want to hear from you.

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    • Sunshine Sunny Shine May 16, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      And the devil still persuaded Eve to eat the forbidden fruit as she persuaded Adam to follow her. Do not forget that the Devil knows the bible better than you or I.

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  35. Johnathan May 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Randolph also check and see who got a 15 year old pregnant in St. Andrew when he was trying to be a man..Now we know there is difficulty in attempts to come out of the closet.

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  36. Randolph May 16, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Mark Adamson,you can’t stop her.When she becomes PM you can pack your bags and leave.

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  37. bradg May 16, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Why this man don’t focus on getting a reliable garbage collection system in place??? Clown. GET YOUR MINISTRY (the one you will soon lose) IN ORDER.

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  38. bradg May 16, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Why this man don’t focus on getting a reliable garbage collection system in place??? Clown. GET YOUR MINISTRY (the one you will soon lose) IN ORDER……SMH

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  39. Ossie Moore May 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    De B’s tell Dem pass it so when de graduation day come wona children would look real sweet at de ball. De ball room dance floor going be like de Flint Stones party time “We are going to have a gay old time”!

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    • Shawn Phillips May 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm

      Idiot

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  40. Angella May 16, 2017 at 11:48 am

    And most of you forgot the the BLP destroy this country.

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  41. Bajan At Heart May 16, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I read this with a smile on my face an I quote:
    ” because perhaps they have not had the joys of nursing and suckling a young child; perhaps because they have not experienced the joys of raising children”.

    First: My question to Me Lowe, has he had this pleasure? pray tell?? I thought that would be more appropriate coming from a woman.

    Second: So if you have NOT procreated, you cannot represent the office of Prime Minister, or parliament?? Thats the most aXX backward thing I have ever heard, what has one got to do with the other.

    Third: Wasn’t this at a mothers day event, I wonder if anything was mentioned about mothers??

    This Dufus should Not be allowed to speak at ALL.

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  42. Arethia Goodman . May 16, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Low just living up to his name , Down Low. Have nothing else to talk about . Stupees .

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  43. Anita May 16, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    These homophobic politicians need to be kicked out of parliament at the next election.

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  44. Anonymous May 16, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    If you are anti gay you not entitled to say without being insulted

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  45. Frank Gilkes May 16, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    I think the editorial department of this online newspaper is out of place and giving a very misleading headline to this article. There is absolutely no reference to an individual by minister Lowe so to name a person is quite misleading and bad journalism, shame on you. I think you need to apologize both to minister Lowe and the person named in your misleading headline.

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    • Robin May 17, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks, Frank Gilles i thought I was the only person with this thinking,mr Lowe did not call a name and the journalist called it a dig at Mai,who is really trying to dig,I believe every man is free to his opinion why does the G B L S are so affinded by peoples opinion?

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  46. Frank White May 16, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    If this is what he had to offer atq a mother’s day event, his pay is clearly a cost overun…

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  47. BaJan boy May 16, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Algernon Atherley do you want to hear them speak out on the corruption that has caused us 19 downgrades and a country that has regressed to the stage where parents cannot even send their children to school. Only the iliterate will fall such ignorant rantings that have nothing to with the quality of life of our people.
    You guys are simply seeking deflections from the the DLP’s abmysmal performance that had our people hungrier than the days of slavery. The few of you who have been fortunate to get a guts full despite the horrible living conditions contine to try your best to drive fear in people but it won’t work this time. You and classless Denis Lowe will not get the help as the Christian community knows quite well this in not an issue but a classless deflection from a disrespectful lying Minister who should never be in such a position in our country

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    • Mark My Word May 17, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Speak fuh yuhself Bajan bwoy the Christians will speak at Election time.

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  48. lime juice May 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Gay marriage is all that low could find talk bout at a mothers day ceremony, he so much accustom nasty dangerous talk that where ever he goes it follow him he don’t realize that mia don’t time to wast with idiots like him.

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  49. Steve Dobbs May 16, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    This man is a moron, stuck in the dark ages with a small island mentality… embarrassing to Barbados –

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  50. smiley May 16, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Let’s hear from Mia defend your self is it true ??

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  51. Glenroy May 16, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Lots of us are missing the point..we are so bent on political milage that we many of us have gone so far away from God. In fact I may even be ridiculed for mentioning God..but so be it…One of these days we will all realise that God still has standards. Wrong is wrong. No amount of granstanding and twisting to suit the fancies of men will change God’s standards. If we want to throw out the Bible, then throw out stealing, lying, and by the way let us make it alright to take whatever we want from whomever we want. We can’t want some of God’s laws and dismiss the others. There is an agenda, to get God out of the picture. One day coming soon, we will wake up and realise that God never intended man to marry man…Say what you want to about my comment. I stand by God’s word…We don’t want to hear about God’s word, yet when disaster strikes we seek God…

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  52. Shawn Phillips May 16, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Desperate times call for jackasses to speak . Lowe who claims to be a man of God stirring up lies because he know his party is going down hill. Time soon up Lowe . The devil is really showing up in these DLP Politicians lately

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  53. Shawn Phillips May 16, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Attacks and propaganda is all anyone from the DLP side can ever bring to the table .Nothing of substance or the vision and plans they have to get Barbados out of this crisis . Self interest in hoping for a third term to fool Barbadians again . I hope to see a landslide and the DLP goes sinking

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  54. Tony Waterman May 17, 2017 at 1:36 am

    DR.LOW, you say you live by the Bible, The Same Bible that had King Davis Committing Planned Murder, by putting Uriah to Lead the Charge into Battle, knowing full well what the End result would be, bevcause he wanted to and did Bed The dead Man’s Wife befire his Body was Cold resulting in a Child, The samer Bible That had a Father Sexing his Daughters, The Same Bible that had Fathers selling their Sons and Daughters as Prostitutes, resulting in the Destruction of their City.
    DR>LOW, you ARE HOMOPHOBIC, and out of touch with the world, and if you are not Careful, you are going to find yourself Personna Non Grata in many Countries.
    Doubt me, as Shabba Ranks what happened to his career after his Interview some years ago in LA., Look at what happened to Buju Banton after “Boom Bye Bye” if i were you i would be very careful how i tread on subjects relating ti Sexuality, the World Reads these Papers.
    Here there are Mayors, Premiers, Judges, Parliamentarians etc, who live different lifestyles, and that is their Choice, God gave you (1) One life, so PLEASE don’t try to live more than that (1) One.

    STOP BEING HOMOPHOBIC, Live and let Live. Barbados is way too small for such Behaviours as yours.

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  55. Petra May 17, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Get a Heterosexual and BLP got my vote….I couldnt care any about who get in, once it is not GAY

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  56. joan Worrell May 17, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Why shoot the messenger? Mr Lowe held a function for women with vaginas. Father’s Day is around the corner. Donville can hold a function and invite mothers with penises and fathers with vaginas. Is the following story, what you supporters of this deviant behaviour want to see in Barbados

    Boys could be allowed to wear skirts at a north London private school if a plan for gender neutral uniforms comes in. Highgate School is considering mix-and-match outfits for pupils after head teachers said that growing numbers of children were questioning their gender.

    The school, which charges up to £6,790 a term, has also been encouraged to allow unisex toilets and open all sports to all pupils.

    Girls at the school can wear grey trousers, dark blue jackets and ties. But boys are not currently allowed to wear grey pleated skirts, although they would be under the new proposed dress code.

    “We are asking them, should it be called uniform number one and uniform number two?,” said head Adam Pettitt.

    He said the issue of a gender neutral uniform had come up during question and answer sessions with his A-Level students.

    This generation of young people was really questioning the binary way people look at things, he said.

    “We’re therefore exploring how our uniform policy could evolve to cater for those who do want to match clothing to gender, as well as those who don’t.”

    He added: “In common with all other schools and youth organisations, yes, we are seeing greater numbers of pupils questioning gender identity than in the past.

    “Having said that, in years gone by, absolutely no young people were raising it at all and it seems inconceivable that these sorts of questions simply didn’t exist.

    “The fact that there is significantly greater support and information available, both in schools and elsewhere, means that young people need no longer feel afraid to ask questions or speak out about their feelings.

    “If they feel happier and more secure in who they are, it must be a good thing,” he said.

    Pettitt said parents would be consulted before changes were introduced, but acknowledged that some former pupils had written to complain the school was “promoting the wrong ideas”.

    Co-educational independent boarding school Brighton College, where Mr Pettitt is a governor, has introduced a similarly gender neutral uniform.

    Student equality groups have called for teachers to observe gender neutral speech codes and for a ban on phrases such as “man up”.And figures show a sharp rise in the number of young people seeking help to change gender.

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  57. joan Worrell May 17, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    It has been scientifically proven that bulling is a health hazard. Say no to same sex marriages. the following has been copied from the New Zealand A.I.D.S Foundation

    Three reasons gay guys are more likely to get HIV
    As a gay or bi guy, you’re much more likely to get HIV through unprotected sex than your average straight guy. Ever wondered why? Here’s three reasons why nearly 80 percent of HIV diagnoses in New Zealand are among gay and bi guys:
    1. It’s much easier to get HIV from anal sex
    It’s been scientifically proven that anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex when it comes to HIV. Eighteen times riskier to be exact. There are two reasons for this. First, the cells in the ass are much more susceptible to HIV than cells in the vagina. Second, both semen and rectal mucosa (the lining of the ass) carry more HIV than vaginal fluid. Combine this with the fact that gay and bi guys have much more anal sex than straight guys, and you’ve got yourself a lot more risk right there.

    2. There’s already a lot of gay and bi Kiwis who have HIV
    In a recent Auckland study, 1 in 15 gay and bi guys were found to have HIV. So, if you’re a guy hooking up with other guys, you’re more likely to meet someone who has HIV (and according to that same study, there’s a 20 percent chance that person with HIV doesn’t know it yet).
    3. We’re more closely connected than you might think

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  58. joan Worrell May 17, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Donville seems to enjoy running his mouth on all issues whether he is sincere or not about what he is saying. I would like all of you who come in contact with him, to ask him if he would like his son to bring home a male partner, watch them go into the bedroom and do the opposite to what he , Donville, and his wife are doing in another bedroom. Until he can publicly state that he supports that lifestyle for his children, tell him to shut up and look for something else bray about. God Gave females the ability to naturally lubricate and let males enjoy the pleasures of sex. Man gives man vaseline to to lubricate but after a few years the muscles of their backside are so relaxed, that they smell like mobile chemical toilets. Is this the direction he would like to see our young males go or his he talking for the sake of talking?

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  59. joan Worrell May 17, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Here are the countries where same sex marriages are legalized

    Argentina , Belgium, B razil, Canada, Denmark, England/Wales, Finland, France , Iceland, Ireland, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United States and Uruguay .

    South Africa is the only country with a majority black population which supports bulling. Don’t let Barbados become the second black country. Tell Inniss to go to hell. Same sex marriage will be in the forefront of the next general elections. GDP, foreign debt and foreign exchange are not as important as the moral fabric of a country. I am happy to have a voice on the floor of the House of Assembly in the person of Dr. Lowe. All decent Barbadians whether DEEE OR BEEEE should support Dr. Lowe’s opposition to same sex relationships. I want to hear another Member of Parliament who has the guts to stand up and say that he or she supports capital punishment as the penalty for the heinous crimes that are being committed in Barbados. Don’t let any politician play down these important issues and sneak same sex marriage through the back door. Say no to bulling.

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  60. joan Worrell May 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Here is list of 76 countries and independent political entities with anti-homosexuality laws.
    Chad will be added if it becomes clear that the new penal code of December 2016 has taken effect:

    Africa
    Algeria Angola Botswana Burundi Cameroon Comoros Egypt Eritrea Ethiopia Gambia1 Ghana Guinea1 Keny Liberia Libya Malawi (enforcement of law suspended) Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Namibia Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

    Asia, including the Middle East

    Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Daesh (or ISIS / ISIL) India Iran Iraq Kuwait Lebanon (law ruled invalid in one court) Malaysia Maldives Myanmar Oman Pakistan Palestine/Gaza Strip Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore Sri Lanka Syria Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates Uzbekistan Yemen

    Americas
    Antigua & Barbuda Barbados Dominica (But see “Dominica leader: No enforcement of anti-gay law” ) Grenada Guyana Jamaica St Kitts & Nevis St Lucia St Vincent & the Grenadines Trinidad & Tobago

    Oceania
    Cook Islands Indonesia (Aceh Province and South Sumatra) Kirbati Papua New Guinea Samoa Solomon Islands Tonga Tuvalu

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  61. Straight as an arrow May 18, 2017 at 6:43 am

    I am not gay but I respect people right to choose their sexual orientation. Just be open about it.
    Ms. Mia Mottley is the best hope for Barbados at this time. She has paid her dues. She is well prepared to take the difficult decision to put our lovely island back on the right economic track. Sexuality is not a reason to block Bim from having its first female Prime Minister. Mia for PM

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