Double blow

Lowe leads fresh same sex attack on Mottley

Member of Parliament for Christ Church East Dr Denis Lowe Thursday risked further backlash as he used the debate on the 2017 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals to again attack Opposition Leader Mia Mottley on the issue of same sex.

And this time he had the backing of Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett, who sang from Lowe’s same sex hymn sheet in seeking to paint Mottley as a leader who would not hesitate to legalize such unions here.

In attempting to explain his Mother’s Day comments about lesbian relationships and childless women, for which he had come under fire from sections of the Barbadian public and his own Cabinet colleague, Lowe Thursday refused to back down, even as he told his parliamentary colleagues what two adults of the same sex did behind closed doors was none of his business.

However, he was unrepentant in his stand against same sex marriage, using some colourful words to drive home his point.

“The issue of same sex legislation is my issue. Any man who wants to live in another man’s house is his issue. Any woman who wants to live with another woman [and] beat her, eat her, drink her or whatever pleasure they want to derive, that is a matter for them.

“All I am saying, Mr Speaker, is that as far as I am concerned I am not supporting any call or a legislation to legislate same-sex marriage in Barbados. That is all I am saying,” he said.

Lowe accused Mottley of having “an affinity for dealing with matters relating to same sex issues”, adding he “don’t want anybody leading me anywhere who is confused about what is a man or anything of that sort”.

In his Mother’s Day address at a ceremony in honour of mothers in his Christ Church East constituency, Lowe had condemned same-sex marriage and had ridiculed childless women in a manner reminiscent of remarks used by his parliamentary colleague Mara Thompson, who had attacked Mottley and fellow BLP parliamentarian Santia Bradshaw for being childless, and seemingly oblivious to the fact that the island’s first female Governor General Dame Nita Barrow was childless.

Back then he had spoken of “an attempt in certain quarters” to push for same sex marriage, stressing that he was “not about to support any idea that the greatness of a 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”.

His Cabinet colleague Donville Inniss had delivered a stinging rebuke in calling for greater tolerance and warning Lowe against playing the homosexual card against the BLP since the Freundel Stuart-led ruling Democratic Labour Party was made up of gays and lesbians too.

“I am not going to pursue any political opponent based on perceived sexual characteristics, because in my own party there have been gays and lesbians,” Inniss had told Barbados TODAY.

However, his advice appeared to have gone unheeded, as Lowe returned to the subject Thursday, also accusing the BLP of trying to “place same-sex couples on the same level as heterosexual couples in a new domestic violence legislation”.

Standing behind Lowe was Blackett, who Thursday accused Mottley of creating policy on homosexuality on the fly, while explaining that Lowe had based his argument on Christian principles.

“He was pilloried by some pro-gay commentators – moderators even waded in, and members of the BLP also waded in,” Blackett said, promising that his opinion on the issue would not be stifled.

He added that homosexuality was not new here, but he would not tolerate the “transport or transplant” of the alien culture of same sex marriage here by those who sought to “pass it off as a new normal or as the new standard”.

“It is not the new normal nor is it the new standard as far as this minister is concerned. I believe that if such occurrence were to find acceptance by the majority of the population in Barbados and it found its way into this Chamber either by way of amendment or by completely new legislation, that the legislative process will have to be piloted and championed by yours truly.

“If that is so, then we have a big problem too. I would have to be respectfully asked to let this cup pass from me. I am by no means a paragon of virtue, but I espouse some Christian principles and direction and I do not want to pilot anything like that in this House to mire my political legacy for all time,” Blackett said.

Source: (NC)

21 Responses to Double blow

  1. Nanci June 2, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Very disrespectful, let’s talk about robbing the poor people with all these high taxes. You just want people to get distracted over what someone do with their life. Barbadian need to educate themselves of people like you who rob people for ages. Talk about the financial issues and how you gonna help people out all these burdens.

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  2. harry turnover June 2, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Dennis Lowe ,when Mia become PM you gine wait till she legalized it to say you told us so ?…wait den,,ya FIDIOT !! wait till de FBI and the SCOTLAND YARD come too…see which gine come first.

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  3. Carson C Cadogan June 2, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Bajans back you 100% , Mr. Lowe.

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    • Randolph June 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Bajans “back” Lowe100%?LOL.

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  4. lillie June 2, 2017 at 8:21 am

    carson c cadogan is a air head speak for yourself i’m bajan i don’t back him, i am also male and married

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    • Mark My Word June 2, 2017 at 9:33 am

      There are males who are married and bisexual

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      • Real Man June 3, 2017 at 1:05 pm

        Bisexual is not Gay…small minded!!

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  5. joan Worrell June 2, 2017 at 8:33 am

    The only backlash Lowe can get, is from the people who like to hit people on the back. If corporal punishment can be banned, then hitting people on the back should also be banned. lol

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  6. The Rock June 2, 2017 at 8:41 am

    What foolishness is this? Dennis Lowe go and suck on the monkey’s nipple that you are accustomed to sucking on. Bring something with substance to the table. Stupse. Clown.

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  7. Alex Alleyne June 2, 2017 at 9:28 am

    “Eat her, beat her, drink her” all in the quest for PLEASURE.
    However it comes it’s your business . ADULTS between ADULTS, in the Church or on the streets.

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  8. Mark My Word June 2, 2017 at 9:37 am

    One thing with Lowe he knows how to go down Low
    and hit them where it hurts most, and they all crawl out the closet .

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  9. Alvin June 2, 2017 at 10:15 am

    A whole bunch of comedy from these politicians, they should be discussing the budget and how it will affect all bajans, but instead they want to talk about who is gay, nothing of substance was discussed. It’s time we get some real humans in parliament and get rid of these jokers. Shame…

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  10. joan Worrell June 2, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Alvin
    It was ”party time or happy hour” from the time the Leader of the Opposition started her reply to the budget. It was ”Tek off something and pelt it way”. Big rocks and mud started to fly in the House. At the end of the day supporters of each Party will tell you that a good time was had by all. lol

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  11. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 2, 2017 at 11:34 am

    You have a problem with Mottley’s sexual orientation. The entire nation of Barbados, all except DLP loyal shytes, have a problem with the lies you does tell. Which of the two sins you think will be of any significant difference in hell?

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  12. Milli Watt June 2, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    why he lips so black…………oh yeah he does smoke. smoking legal I think well not in public to he could smoke all he likes at home. No wonder I don’t see he smoking.

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  13. Sisleen Greene June 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Let Lowe tell Bajans wuh he was admitted to hospital fuh. Tell bajans wuh club your G.S and his mates, the lecturer & chairman, minister of visitors, are members of.
    Steve Jacket like lowe you are not in any position to talk about morals,when you did breedind womenall about the place and had a wife.
    You had women fighting and cussing all over the place, wuh you had your present wife when she was married to the music man anf had the Doc. too. Now you want to preach about morals. Let Ms. Stuart cah wunna to Jerusalem Apostolic for a wash down and let wunna spend some time on mourning ground for a cleansing before wunna could continue to talk about morals. Morals should be a foreign word to wunna.
    Shut up and address the issues we voted for you to address. We ain’t bout the red herrings.

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  14. Alex Alleyne June 2, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    “iT’S NOT WHAT WE HAVE IN LIFE BUT WHO YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE THAT MATTERS”

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  15. Randolph June 2, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    “What shall It profit a man if he should gain the whole world and lose his own soul,or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”.

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  16. Johnathan June 2, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    @Milli Watt yuh must find out what he smokes..Wonder if he is prepared to speak about dead beat fathers or those who breed minors. Or who abuse women and carry away the keys from the Land lord when she stopped having sex with the tenant and refuse to pay the rent.

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  17. The Negrocrat June 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Carson, yuh clown, back he and see what will happen to yuh behind.
    PLUGGED!

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  18. Richard June 4, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Instead of speaking to the issues arising from the Budget you attack and try to pull down another human being who happens to be an opposition colleague in the Parliament. Then making up lies about the BLP putting up legislation for same sex marriage. Where is the Order Paper stating so Lowe? You really think we voters are so foolish as to jump at your red herring? You making the same noises as when the couple that you ignored for 4 years in the street next to you called you out, lying to the House and the nation that the BLP had put a threatening, filthy-worded sign on your gate! Steupse!

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