‘Let gay students hold hands’

A local gay and lesbian rights advocate is calling on Barbadian educators to be tolerant of students who may be attracted to the same sex, arguing that these pupils should be allowed to express their attractions to each other as freely as their heterosexual counterparts.

Founder of Barbados Gays, Lesbians and All-Sexuals against Discrimination (B-GLAD) Donnya Piggott said she was concerned that much to the detriment of many young people, schools here continued to mirror society’s discrimination against these alternative lifestyles.

While noting that she was in no way promoting premature sex among young people, Piggott argued that gay and lesbian students must be afforded the same opportunity to expressed their teenage romantic desires as heterosexuals do.

“I am not talking about having sex in school because this is wrong. But I am talking about being able to hold hands, having crushes,” explained Piggott, who was contributing to this morning’s Global Shapers’ panel discussion on national issues at the Olympus Theater at Sheraton Mall.

“The school setting is merely a microsystem in our society and because our society as it stands is not very accommodating and inclusive, it is obvious that you would see that kind of attitude manifested in the school system. I do believe that teachers, parents and all who are tasked with guiding young people must be educated about the issues relating to the LGBT [lesbians, gay, bi-sexual and transsexual] community,” she added

The B-GLAD leader contended that intransigence at the highest levels of Government made it difficult for Barbados to be an all-embracing society.

She also charged that there had been concerted efforts to ensure there were no LGBT teachers in the classroom.

“When it comes to these LGBT issues the Government really wants the school system to be as far away from it as possible because of this misconception of LGBT people having some kind of negative impact on young people. The truth is that there are many young LGBT people and we need to embrace them, and society needs to understand that we are not these horrible people that others want to make us out to be,” Piggott insisted.

“There are gatekeepers who are not allowing LGBT people into the school system with the skills to guide young people. These are persons who could make students of similar persuasion comfortable and make the environment comfortable and inclusive as possible. It has a lot to do with policy,” she claimed.

81 Responses to ‘Let gay students hold hands’

  1. Ashanda Coward
    Ashanda Coward June 28, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Smh foolishness. Can you all really change what God said in the beginning? MAN & WOMAN this is how reproduction happens to multiply on the face of the earth. Just like how you all dont want to accept God doesnt approve this same way we dont accept it. Stop twisting what God created the enemy takes what God made that was good to be bad. Repent repent I dont care who stand with me in agreement but the Word already spoke about this madness. Stpzz. This nasty homosexual perverted spirit the enemy pushing, God would dethrone you Satan just watch in the end YOU NEVER WON YOU WILL NEVER WIN.

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    • Raquel Lyra
      Raquel Lyra June 28, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      If your beliefs is against gays, ok. You can’t be gay, but you can’t force your beliefs to other people.

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    • Ashanda Coward
      Ashanda Coward June 28, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      Neither as them dont get it twisted mam good.

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    • Ashanda Coward
      Ashanda Coward June 28, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      And this isnt a belief or religion its TRUTH BY GOD THE GOD WHO CREATED MAN FOR WOMAN.

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      • Ernest June 29, 2017 at 2:45 pm

        Woman for man please.

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    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley June 28, 2017 at 11:28 pm

      Another ignorant bible basher,I trust you lead and have always led a 100% pure life ? That includes NO sex before marriage and every other sin God wouldn’t approve of ????? Maybe if less thought about the reproduction part there wouldn’t be so many Bajan women with countless kids all with different fathers !!!!!!!!

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      • Jennifer June 29, 2017 at 2:20 am

        Please explain how this get bible bashing. This person is bringing TRUTH NOT BASHING. The bible NEVER said no sex before marriage. White paper certificate/documentation is yet another MAN MADE rubbish device. Sex is Marriage and you can take that how you like it. The bible is laden with allegories and parables specifically written for the elect to decipher. One such is the wedding in Canaan. Misinterpretation and adding to the scriptures is some of the biggest problems and stumbling blocks for people. But then if one is not against an issue then they are an upholder. Lev 20:13.

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        • Richard Johnston June 29, 2017 at 3:14 am

          Kindly make sense.

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    • Lisa Brockington
      Lisa Brockington June 28, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      Ashanda Coward, either you don’t read the bible or only read parts ’cause you breaking all the rules in just one picture…

      “1 Timothy 2:9–10 (ESV)

      9 likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.”

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      • Cherise June 29, 2017 at 2:10 pm

        Haaaaaa! Lisa i love it. Idk why she don’t SHUT she mouth.

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    • Raquel Lyra
      Raquel Lyra June 28, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      If a person does not have the same beliefs of you, why they need to follow the same rules? If you think gay people are going to hell, ok. But nobody have to think the same way. So stop being annoying and homofobic and let people do whatever they want, this will not make a difference for you!

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      • Malchijah June 29, 2017 at 10:36 pm

        Good night,

        I have only one issue with your earlier statements. I say this in isolation as I don’t wish to get into a theological debate about the appropriateness of the bible or biblical principals in modern day society.

        My point of contention is with this statement/question you posed ” If a person does not have the same beliefs of you, why they need to follow the same rules? “.
        The answer, in my humble opinion, is as follows. For structured society to continue, rules governing behaviour must exist. These rules govern society as a whole and are based(fair/just or not) on majority rules (the greatest good for the greatest amount). Many rules (about the topic in question) where created in a time when gender relations were linear and an adherence to ‘biblical principles’ was paramount.
        Given this, it is understandable that deviations exist, but it is equally understandable that for deviations to ‘Co-exist’ within structured society, as we know it now, they must function within the established rules.

        So no, just because you don’t believe the same as Tom, that doesn’t exempt you from the rules/laws governing acceptable behaviour in the space you share with Tom and others. Were it permissible for people to “do whatever they want” then we would be plagued with anarchy, death, wars of opinions and no taxes… not sure the last one is so bad but then again… Greatest good…

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    • P June 29, 2017 at 6:14 am

      I totally agree

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    • Kodi June 29, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Christians are so dumb. The bible is just a fictional book which includes a few life morals, it’s sort of like those kids story books, none of it is real

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      • Patty June 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

        One of these days you will find out it’s nor fictional at all

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        • Patty June 29, 2017 at 2:22 pm

          Not

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  2. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen June 28, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Hell no!wait until you are out the compound,you want to influence the other children?

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    • Akhnaten Z Burrowes
      Akhnaten Z Burrowes June 28, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      INFLUENCE????? Thing nabody can mek me do ah thing I doan wan do!

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    • Raquel Lyra
      Raquel Lyra June 28, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      Nobody become gay because they saw a gay couple on the streets. When you become heterosexual? You became heterosexual because you saw a man and a woman holding hands?? NO! So just stop.

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    • Ashanda Coward
      Ashanda Coward June 28, 2017 at 11:22 pm

      Same way they see older folks having sex at a young age and they feel its right to go school and pull at little girls as well. They act out what they see at home or others do. So dont come with that, yes its an influence, just like you walk with the wrong crowd you end up doing things they do its called influence everyone dont fall but most of the time they do. So I agree Queen

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  3. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose June 28, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    HELL NAH NOT ON BIM,that will never happen, go sit down some where maam/sir.

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    • Ashanda Coward
      Ashanda Coward June 28, 2017 at 11:23 pm

      Brother man i sorry to disappoint you, it isnt far from happening brace yahself starboy but evil will never prevail. NEVER.

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    • Kaiser Sose
      Kaiser Sose June 28, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      Thats a pipe dream, there is no political party or Prime minister that would allow that to happen, political suicide. The church parents and other acolytes would never acquiesce.
      BIM would not want the moniker of being the first carribbean island to do this.

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  4. Sonia Bragg
    Sonia Bragg June 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    All this will cause is more bullying and teasing which will lead to more of the violence that we been so horrified by.

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  5. Bajanfragglez Cain
    Bajanfragglez Cain June 28, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO HAVE ANY SEXUAL PHYSICAL CONTACT why would you want this

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  6. Kool Rasta
    Kool Rasta June 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Sum body poison her nah cha

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    • P June 29, 2017 at 6:16 am

      Poison the whole bunch.

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  7. Teresa Payne
    Teresa Payne June 28, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    This is the devil world so u can expect d ppl who agree with this to be ok with it but if dem cross my children well jus say it gine be a different tune

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  8. Teresa Payne
    Teresa Payne June 28, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    The lord said ne fruitful an multiply not bull an wick so srry in promoting that

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  9. Randolph June 28, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    The plan is to get the children from young being attracted to the same sex,then they will have them for life.This is a demonic spirit I the world today.Unless they repent God will judge them.

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  10. Saga Boy June 29, 2017 at 12:08 am

    This is the start of the break down of the family as we know it and breakdown of law aand order. We need to maintain the standards we once held dear to this nation. I will not support this behaviour. It is not natural. Keep it behind closed doors and get some help.

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    • Richard Johnston June 29, 2017 at 3:16 am

      Ah, behind closed doors so it’s not happening. Makes a lot of sense.

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  11. Saga Boy June 29, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Homosexuality perversion is a threat to survival of humankind

    Barrack Muluka
    Published on 09/01/2010
    Homosexuals have coined the word homophobia, to mean intense fear or hatred of homosexuals or homosexuality. Accordingly, I am classified as homophobic. This is on account of the fact I cannot stand homosexuals.

    I can pity them, yes. But stand them, no. I have never stood them. And I know of one or two homos; and I have also heard it rumoured around that some well known public figures have these contemptible appetites.

    You will occasionally come across uncouth male characters who will even try to finger you in conversation and try ‘taking you out’. When they do not try this, they disgustingly try to be coy and womanish with you. The very thought of it makes me sick.

    Let me have about me a couple of dozens of Tiger Woods and their dozens of concubines. I can live with that and so, too, can Mother Nature and a whole world out there, when all the virtuous hypocrisy about Tiger and his one dozen mistresses is set aside. But homosexuality is another ballgame altogether. While the practice itself should be shameful in the extreme, it is worse than scandalous that society allows homosexuals to brazenly talk about such psychotic and psychopathic things as ‘same sex marriage’, ‘gay rights’ and ‘gay tolerance’.

    I had never even considered that I should some day demean my pen to write about the perversion that is men scrambling for men. For I have always considered the homosexual a pervert, who should be left alone. And I have left these nauseous fellows alone.

    But this is to the extent that they leave you alone. Today, homos whom we thought were normal men and whom, therefore, we respected are obliquely (and sometimes quite overtly) pronouncing their status and trying to make society feel guilty about its aversion to homosexuality.

    Mother Nature in her own wisdom devised her preservation through the dual faculties of procreation and recreation. In order to procreate, nature laced the path of creating life with a huge dose of giving and receiving pleasure.

    But the exchange was between a man and a woman. For the pleasure is not an end in itself. It is a bonus to those who do the good job of making life.

    Man and Woman are naturally designed to enjoy the sex act with the goal of producing offspring. Nature was aware that if the element of pleasure should be lacking, then Man and Woman may be disinclined to coming together merely for continuity of life. And so they serenade as they mould and they mould as they serenade.

    Homosexuality is a threat to the very survival of humankind. For in this distorted engagement, ‘serenading’ is the end in itself. Homosexual ‘couples’ argue that they can come round the procreation concern through adoption of children or some laboratory abracadabra. The bottom line is the same. To perpetuate life, you need the combined male and female effort. Homosexuality is hostile to this effort.

    But people claiming superior scientific knowledge argue that homos have a ‘different natural inclination’. They say that we should understand this and be tolerant. But pray, where does this ‘understanding’ and ‘tolerance’ stop? The next thing is that paedophiles will be telling us to ‘understand’ and ‘tolerate’ their appetite for children, including infants. For if it is natural for some people to be inclined towards the same sex, we must ‘naturally’ understand that some other people will be ‘naturally’ inclined towards babies.

    I have seen in the streets of Amsterdam picture posters that invite the public to live sex shows in the sex houses of the Dutch city. On some of the posters are promotional photographs of pedigree European dogs — real German shepherd dogs and sundry hounds and mongrels — fully set in nauseating phallic readiness to perform on a human female. Then there are jet set ‘virile men’ ready for congress with she-mongrels.

    Now if it is natural for some people to be inclined towards congress with members of the same sex, we must also concede space to those drawn to copulation with mongrels and sundry fauna.

    Then there is the rapist. If the homosexual must have his space, let the rapist have his space, too.The lowest common factor between the rapist, the paedophiliac and the dog-man is that they have evolved perverted carnal appetites that run counter to the law of nature.

    If one should have ‘his rights’, then let all have their rights. The difference between two consenting males on the one hand and a consenting human and a dog on the other hand is academic. Soon, too, the notion of a consenting infant will be irrelevant.

    They ask you, ‘suppose your son was a homosexual, what would you do?’ Now this is what philosophers call a reductio ad absurdum. Suppose your son was a dog-man? Of course he cannot be my son if he is a homosexual, or a dog-man. He could be my anything else, but not a son. He cannot be anybody’s son. Sons don’t marry other men, nor do they allow other men to marry them.

    No, he cannot be a son. Sons can only be men with the proclivity to pass the genes they inherited from their forefathers to subsequent generations of their family trees, through the only path that nature has opened for this purpose.

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  12. smiley June 29, 2017 at 12:21 am

    You gotta be crazy ,stop pushing the gay agenda on our children.I am a Supporter of man and woman like the bible says.God created us to love and marriage and make children it’s a natural thing.When last two men having unnatural sex produce a child? Stop that abomination it is a sin it leads to death same-sex couples cannot have children naturally that proves it messed up.Sorry for your hurt Piggott you need a real man in your life your emptiness will not be filled by a pretend man .I hope you find that man .Sin is sin I agree but we don’t encourage children to steal kill or destroy themselves and homosexuality is in this list it’s wrong.Why destroy your soul for gay sex.As a human being YOU may choose your life style but don’t contaminate or force innocent minds to follow YOU.God is never wrong He made female to be attracted to male. God deliver you from the evil one.

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  13. ch June 29, 2017 at 1:11 am

    This is stupid. Gay or straight is irrelevant because students don’t naturally hold hands or display overt romantic feelings at school. It’s not the place or time for that nor any of the alleged sex acts in classrooms.
    I’m sure this grown woman already had an education and she needs to back…up and allow other people’s children to focus on theirs. That is still the point of school- education.

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  14. Greengiant June 29, 2017 at 1:21 am

    This womwn / man or whatever it is wants to unleash the beast burning inside of it within our society, on our young people because somebody secretly did it to her several years ago. She needs a bush bath at the four crossed roads at midnight.

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  15. Jennifer June 29, 2017 at 1:58 am

    To all the people who thinks that god is really a dog or NON-EXISTENT. Job 30:30 – the earth is GIVEN OVER into the hands of the WICKED. I fully blame those monuments among the graves with the letter t – tammuz or the X – or the cross on the top of them. They are the ones who has allowed all of this to flourish among MANY other issues/ailments/sickness within our society. But then again if they are gagged with a 501C3 type document we will have to expect all of this gag. Until we come from under the rule of the SERPENT and HIS LAWS things will get worst as his children are currently reaping havoc and executing his will. But to all of you lot who agree with this I would advise you to keep watching those red iron oxide skies/sunsets we have been having. You all will get a rude awakening very soon. The big boys have their bunkers ready and fully operational.

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  16. Sheron Inniss June 29, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Good morning Jennifer. Sex is marriage. I found out by accident whilst reading a book which informed me that when there is no word in the English language which translates from the original texts a word is substituted. In this case marriage, which is a ceremony performed by a priest or whoever. Previously women were considered “chattel” and that is why “proof of purchase” was blood on the bed cloth or all hell would break lose. Sex is marriage. Some one just found a way to take money out of your pocket.

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    • Jennifer June 29, 2017 at 6:03 am

      GM to you too Sharon. Yes you are correct to a point about the sheet. We are currently living under serpent laws. Believe it or not. There is no were in the scriptures about all of this marriage certificate stuff. I need someone to show me where a priest marries two people. Priest (ONLY LEVITES) are to MINISTER unto the holy one of ISRAEL. And those rings came out of ancient Egypt too. We as a people DO NOT FOLLOW ANYTHING WRITTEN IN THE SCRIPTURES. Eating filth both through the mouth and mind. We really need to read and research these things. Either this serpent is going to keep COILING AND RESTRICTING== KILLING. Another one is – where is it written that the Christ was born among cows and sheep and THREE wise men written. Look it up and see what I mean. We just like being f****d over as a people. Enjoy your day hun.

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  17. Sheron Inniss June 29, 2017 at 5:53 am

    A man and a woman gave birth to Donnya. The egg and sperm fact. I rest my case on that.

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    • Jennifer June 29, 2017 at 6:16 am

      ok then. SHERON all of this is an INTERNATIONAL/PANDEMIC TUMULTS to DEPOPULATE the earth. Strart with those CARTOONS from that other one WALT and get into those vulnerable minds. Same way they ASSIMILATED and REPROGRAMMED THE MINDS OF BLACKS into their way of living. Xmas, valentines, holloween, woe dressing etc. And all of this is yet another agenda.

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  18. Concerned with Society June 29, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Seriously??????? When more pressing issues such as violence in schools need to be addressed? Has society changed so much, cause as far as I can recall even heterosexuals aren’t allowed to display affection in schools. Boys and girls aren’t suppose to walk down the corridor holding hands.How is this relevant at all..

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  19. Avonda June 29, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Thankfully barbados is still a predominantly christian society. I am against same sex unions and physical/contact between children. God made a male and female in every species and reproduction is only possibly in this way. It is against God’s laws to engage in same sex relationships and our society follows that way of thinking.

    Although persons of alternative life styles viciously push for greater tolerance for behaviours which God and society frowns up, the world should not be forced to accept immoral and illegal unions.

    If we are willing to accept that non-sense, then i am sure that the murderers and rapists should be able to argue for their rights to engage in whatever behaviour with which they are most confortable.

    While i believe that everyone has rights, with right come responsibilities. If you do something wrong, know that it is wrong and accept that you should not be allowed to practice such behaviours and expect society to get on board.

    Sin is sin regardless of what it is and laws are aimed at protecting the majority although everyone may not be happy with them.

    Stop trying to encourage ungodly and socially unacceptable behaviours and tell the children to concentrate on their education.

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  20. Sherlock Holmes. June 29, 2017 at 7:07 am

    It boggles my mind that this reprobate is always given some sort of media time to espouse this nonsense.Listen gender confused person, we do not need any sordid advice from you keep your vile imaginations to yourself and leave our school children alone. We are aware of your sinister plans which are calculated and intended to corrupt the morals of society. We do not need to change it is the confused like you who need to get your acts together.

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  21. Sherlock Holmes. June 29, 2017 at 7:21 am

    It boggles my mind that this reprobate is always given some sort of media time to espouse this nonsense. Listen gender confused person, we do not need any sordid advice from you, keep your vile imaginations to yourself and leave our school children alone.We are aware of your sinister plans and those who are just like you. Your plans are calculated and intended to corrupt the morals of society. We do not want that sort of change, it is you and those like you who simply need to get your acts together and stop trying to ram this nonsense down our throats.

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  22. smiley June 29, 2017 at 8:31 am

    You are right Avonda and God forbid if we accept this blatant perversion and corrupt our children it’s wrong and God will not bless ungodly behaviour. I am not a Supporter of this .She and many in this country want Barbados to conform to UK.Canada USA and the European ways of life. See how many of them have terrorist attacks in their countries it’s my opinion that this is judgement on their sinful actions and lifestyle.The wicked are there to carry out judgment on them for hurting the innocent. Children whom they have corrupted.Sodom and Gomorrah is not a fictional story it is a real event in history.We will reap what we sow.The gay agenda is to corrupt innocent minds in school a even from early childhood education.If we don’t stand up for morality in this country we will suffer the consequences of this sinful actions.What legacy are we going to leave for the next generation.Is the BLP planning to encourage this practice I don’t hear them speaking silence on this matter is not golden my x will speak.You piggott woman need Jesus Christ in your life .You are wrong.

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  23. smiley June 29, 2017 at 8:37 am

    You gotta be kidding me None of this nastiness to corrupt innocent minds Never .

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  24. Jamal Hurley June 29, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Not in Barbados take that some place not here this is what is corrupting the children Of Barbados this gay n lesbian

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  25. Thunder June 29, 2017 at 8:38 am

    This is foolishness these are kids express what,as a matter of fact children should not be kissing or holding hands,Miss Piggot seems to forget, homosexuality is not legal here,but yet you keep pushing,to have hour life style forced on others.
    This lifestyle is not sactioned by God,yet you are trying to corrupt little children, this is not an all gay world,you must make provision all people,this also includes the straight people as well as the Christians.
    Children are going to school and being touched inappropriately, and parents are given no satisfaction,what will happen when they are allowed to express their feelings,I am prepared to take my kids out of the school,she has no authority to tell schools what to do.

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  26. smiley June 29, 2017 at 8:43 am

    When girls are gone missing and eventually TRACED with out explanations I wonder if they are not with men but with women grooming them to be lesbians Bold faced move and demanding that girls be lesbians in schools is high class wuflessness and it will not come to pass in this country .Let God be true .

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  27. true beleiver June 29, 2017 at 8:45 am

    This is the reason wanna children does hide and cant be open because they are afraid to be THEM SELVES……and then it becomes alot of pressure and they kill themselves then wanna bawling teach them right help them along yes if they choose the wrong path its up to you to be a good parent and know tht all u can do is encourage them to be better what will u do beat kill them?…..then thats sin………..wanna calling out bible verses what about reading james 4 vs 12….there is only ONE law giver and JUDGE he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are YOU to judge your neighbour?…….when wanna coming to do things like this come good…..cause sin is sin all when wanna talkin behind a friend back (which is every dam bajan at some point)

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  28. Alex Alleyne June 29, 2017 at 8:46 am

    This is SCHOOL the place of EDUCATION, next you will be asking for them to KISS each other at the gate every morning.
    What they do in the comfort of their home is up to them.

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  29. Kym June 29, 2017 at 8:58 am

    What I really reading? These ppl for serious. No not in Schools no no no no. I disagree. Well if they would be so mad to allow something like this I might as well keep my children home and home school them. Not my kids never. Send the Childcare board at me cause them not going. Not condoning it. Let me know in the early before September cause I would not waste my money buying no school clothes. I don’t care who let their kids be apart of that but nope certainly not mine’s.

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  30. Watcher June 29, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Miss piggott all due respect to your believes and lifestyle but keep it to yourself the world is already in a crisis without you adding more problems to it. Same sex relationships are not what was intended by the father. How can two people of the same sex start a family. People like you need to go back to Sunday school and church or invest in a bible. I’m not perfect in any way shape or fashion by I try to live a godly life as best I could. Stop pushing this belief that same sex unions are right even if you have a tingling sensation for a partner of the same sex, it is wrong. Don’t condone it in our school system whether primary or secondary schools

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  31. Linda Martin June 29, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Removing all personal beliefs and biases the question that I have is: are heterosexual students encouraged to hold hands in school?
    Why it that every North American fad is brought to the table. Whether heterosexual or homosexual don’t promote hand holding. One thing always lead to the next.

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  32. ulaunda June 29, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Am not going to get into any argument but when God create the earth he created man put him to sleep took a rib from him and created a female and he told them to be fruitful and multiplied and if we read the bible he said man must not lie with men and women must not lie with women he destroy Sodom and Gommorah for that sin and for all those who are women and say that they are men and have sex change and men who have sex change to become a women well let me give you a wake up call when you died and stand before God on judgement day you are going to stand before him as a the same way youwere born not howyou change your sex

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  33. Marie June 29, 2017 at 9:28 am

    We already know what the bible says….why the reminder so all the time…

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  34. Zena June 29, 2017 at 9:44 am

    This should not be allowed at any school… Whatever they want to do after school is their business. School was meant for learning , its not a dating site…. And young children tends to put up what they see, believing most of the time its right because they see others doing it…. Yes everyone live there life the way they think is right but should you think to influence young children into something because its your way of living….this is not something they should be seeing around the school compound….. And you may be saying your not promoting sex but is seems so to me…
    I’m not judging anyone on how they live their life , that the Lords job… But to promote this in schools is a big no no.
    Promote education, learning, activities that of to do with the purpose of a school….

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  35. Gym Nasium June 29, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I don’t care if you gay, straight, lesbian or thespian. School is for learning not holding hands. Get your priorities right.

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  36. Ned Flanders June 29, 2017 at 11:05 am

    If Christianity is you’re main argument as to why this shouldn’t be, then i honestly believe that you have never read the entirety of the bible. This would be a shame as you are persecuting persons over a book, despite you worshiping, still not finding the time to read thoroughly. If we were the “christian society” we claim to be, then Barbados would be a very different island.

    Although this might be shocking to you, the bible is not only against homosexuals, but it is also against women being equal to men, 1 Timothy 2:12, in which the saint says: “I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, she must be silent.”

    Is pro-slavery (which dumbfounds me as to why black persons are Christians) You may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way. Leviticus 25:44-46.

    Even something as simple as trying to protect your spouse during battle can be subjected to a cruel punishment…When men fight with one another, and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him, and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, then you shall cut off her hand. Deuteronomy 25:11-12

    So my point is to don’t pick and choose what you take from the bible because we have all broken commandments and sinned, so WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE?

    P.S don’t misinterpret what shes trying to say just to “prove a point” we all know school is for education, but we would be lying to ourselves is we acted as if we didn’t have crushes back in our day.

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  37. Sherlock W June 29, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Yes, Alex and many others here, keep that stuff out of our schools and society. Let not Barbados follow the way America, UK and other countries have engaged in giving these liberties to those LGBT none sense. Please keep that stuff out of BIM. Without the writer of the article mother and father (man and a woman) sperm coming together as of God, they wouldn’t be in this world talking about this nonsense.

    In addition, if this person has a business…501C3. It needs to be revoke. Keep this stuff out out of our society.

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  38. c.o.l June 29, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Up to 2002 when i left AX school i know the rules stated NO amorous activities (hugging, hand holding, kissing etc) were to be allowed, obviously students found their ways around such lol. However i doubt many schools wiuld have changed this stance, therefore not seeing any relevance for what is being asked for here.

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  39. Fj June 29, 2017 at 11:46 am

    You people are ignorant and ridiculous, and I pray that none of u have any kids who may be gay or gay family, in 2017, your attitudes are outrageous, and for peace sake stop calling the lord’s name in vain.

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  40. DENNISGIBSON June 29, 2017 at 11:48 am

    WHEN A MAN AND A WOMAN LIE WITH EACH OTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND HAS NEVER HAD SEX BEFORE, THAT IS MARRIAGE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD. GOD NEVER SAID A MAN AND A MAN OR A WOMAN AND A WOMAN.

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  41. Antonio Franklyn June 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    and so it starts…oh shit’s gonna get alot worse…wont be jus holding hands they want..soon its gonna be laws…then absolute control…soon if you look at a gay the wrong way either gonna be killed or thrown in jail…

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  42. Hugh June 29, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Really? Where is this coming from? Please enlighten me. Are we as parents supposed to be OK with this behavior?

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  43. Hellzmel June 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    But didn’t “God ” make everyone and everything infinitely peeffect so gay , straight or bend why yall arguring bout the ugly that God don’t like when he apparently made it.
    Sounds so dumb. …I’m so amazed at the amount of people who ate still enslaved by this book that was used as a weapon of mass control and eradication of black nations.
    If the people want to be gay respect them and their rights !!!!!
    Just make sure you live right within

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  44. Belfast June 29, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    To each his own, but these people like ISIS, intend to bully their ways into other people’s way of life.

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  45. Bajan lady June 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Our leaders in Barbados need to stop trying to follow everything they see happening in america. No one can make me accept what I don’t want to accept. God took a rib from man and made woman for them to be together and reproduce, not man for man and woman for woman. Why are they encouraging the children to sin? Too much sexual transmitted diseases are running around the island as it is with the undercover gay men taking the sexual transmitted diseases back home to their family and she trying to encourage more nasty foolishness. Ma’am please go and sit your behind somewhere and if you want to do your own thing don’t try to use our children to encourage your sinning. Sin by your self.

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  46. Anita June 29, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Oh Lawd, All the religious apologist and intolerance coming out of the wood works. When will our society stop believing in supernatural woo woo and ghosts and start applying critical thinking skills.

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  47. COG June 29, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    (1) I am a believer in a Super Natural Being that created us and everything we and the telescopes can see.
    Y?
    What is involved in the creation of a child from two separate individuals with totally different reprodutive organs, sperm, eggs, a gate that only allows the healthy sperm through , etc. Couldn’t have happened by evolution.

    A caterpillar breaking down to liquid inside of a cocoon and later emerging with wings in under a 1,000,000 years can only be explained by an Intelligent Designer.

    (2) In my opinion homosexuality is unnatural and the individuals cought up in this life style honestly need help. Many of them too would have been molested as children, and as a result grew up confused.
    If one does Not control their mind and desires using common sense and wisdom, he or she ends up giving up control to stupidity.
    Y?
    A cock and a vagina are like a hand and glove, no vaseline required. No strap ons.
    Babies can be produced.
    For folks who operate with Wisdom and Truth, they can better appreciate how wonderful and special the act of two becoming one really is. It is Not a toy. They are also not hungry to do stuff that is Not heathy both physically and mentally.

    (3) A parent who goes on a trip and gives their child the car keys for transportation to school, and the child decides to break the law, and drive at 100 miles per hour, race, marry women in the back seat, drink, live it up, etc. What you think is going to happen when the parent comes back?

    (4) The Intelligent Designer is coming back for the children that treasured Him and his Wisdom. Just stop doing things that don’t make any sense and ask Him to help you to please him. He can fix any problem you have except a turned back.

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  48. Avonda June 29, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Laws have been put in place for a reason. There are laws which speak to the use of illegal drugs, speed limits on major and minor roads, adherence to silent zones, every form of abuse, rape, appropriate conduct while in the presence of a police officer or magistrate and the list goes on. If these laws are broken, there are penalities which follow.

    While everyone has a right to have their opinion heard, wrong is still wrong however you look at it. And as i said earlier, if we start changing laws in an effort to please a group which seeks permission to break the law, then we must be prepared to change the laws for everything else (murder, theft, public nudity, robbery, abuse, rape, minimum wage laws… just to name a few).

    Let children be children! Encourage them to be leaders. If people (whether adults or children) are not comfortable in their own skin, no amount of law changing will change the way they see themselves or make them happy.

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  49. Mark Adamson June 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Whilst I bear no hatred or violence towards LGBT people, I am hoping that multitudes of people in Barbados must come to the understanding and acceptance of the massive problems that are already being caused by this imperialist ungodly homosexuality agenda that continues to be gradually foisted on some of the people of this country.

    This is the kind of horrific, depopulation, cultural assimilation, political economic exploitation and social destabilization agenda that the decadent and wretched BLP will want for this country.

    Do not get tie up!!

    Even the recently done Peter Wickham CADRES poll had overtones and undertones of this agenda – not by way of the questions put to the respondents – but by way of persons who executed and the people who responded to the poll questions
    mildly acquiescing to participate in the poll, knowing his many views favouring homosexuality and his not believing in God.

    DO NOT VOTE FOR THE BLP at the next election. Mark my word!! They will legalize same sex marriage and sex between the same sex and some other unnatural and ungodly same sex laws in this once fair land.

    I am hoping the persons going by Belfast, Antonio Franklyn, Dennis Gibson, Sherlock W, Ulaunda, Marie, Watcher, Kim, Smiley, Thunder, Jamal Hurley, Sherlock Holmes, Avonda, Sheron, Jennifer, Saga Boy, Teresa Payne, Cool Rasta, P, Amanda Coward, Kaiser Sose and many more will understand this and do many more things to reject and counter the increasing imposing of this nefarious agenda on Barbados, by certain persons within and without our country.

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  50. Destinee Taylor June 29, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    First off, I suggest that our society should stop trying to quantify sin. We tend to forget that when God was speaking of the “wicked” he also meant the liars and thieves and the group that bajans tend to forget about…… those who slander other people’s names. Don’t forget that’s a sin too. Secondly, be consistent with your religion. Don’t be a part time Christian. Don’t choose to only recognize those “sins” YOU deem as wrong, especially when alot of you turn a blind eye to many other. It’s a pity that the so called “religious” groups tend to spread the most hate simply because they do not understand neither do they make it their business to understand. Lastly, I suggest that before you claim a religion and proudly and boastfully recite lines from your bible take some time out and actually research what you think you believe in and what certain things represent. It would’ve been wise to do that before you judge but hey. I’m sure if you actually took my advice you would be very surprised by what you learggn. To conclude, I honestly thought one of this main things preached at church was acceptance, seeing that a lot of y’all seek that from your pastors I really thought you would be able to grasp the concept but obviously I was wrong. This article isn’t about trying to insult God or what he created, it’s simply asking for individuals who society deems different to be accepted and allowed the same privileges as others their age and within their same environment. If you grasp the concept then you must be a small minded simpleton.

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  51. Destinee Taylor June 29, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    *cant grasp

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  52. PeterRam June 29, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    I Peter ram said it best…man must not lie with man its an abominationnnñnnn…wunna too nasty

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  53. Peter Clarke June 30, 2017 at 12:36 am

    The gay agenda is in full swing.

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  54. Lisa Haynes June 30, 2017 at 2:09 am

    I think a pertinent point here is that males and females who are attracted to each other at school are not allowed to hold hands so why should it be any different for gay students. I don’t know why christians even debate this issue why, Jesus wouldn’t. Just pray, live our lives the right way and stand for your beliefs. Why argue?

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  55. Peter Clark June 30, 2017 at 7:31 am

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burk

    I call on all “good” men to stand up against the evils of today. We must do this to protect our unborn generations to come.

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  56. Peter Clark June 30, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Some people in the chat have said that “sex” is marriage. This is indeed totally correct. In fact, when the Bible mentions that the two become one flesh, it strictly refers to a man knowing a woman (intimacy or what we now call “sex”).

    In the year 1563 at the Council of Trent the Catholic Church changed the definition of marriage to include the priest (judge/law-courts) and two witnesses or endure the penalty of severe punishment. Under God’s law people are living in adultery and not knowing it – this was the ultimate deception. I have included the link to a video animation that explains why sex is marriage.

    This was a wicked change in doctrine that has contributed to a gross misunderstanding in what “becoming one” really meat. Click on Peter Clark link above to read and listen to the presentations for further information.

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  57. Louis July 3, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    The sad thing about all of this is not the actual story, but the comments that have been written. Many kids and adults in Barbados struggling with coming to grips with thier sexuality are now even more petrified to be themselves.Being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning is quite normal actually. But unfortunately some of us do not take the time to fully understand what this means. We as a society are quick to place anything outside of what we consider the ‘norm’ wrong and judge it. Thinking that quoting scriptures and biological make up (man was made for woman) are points to validate sexuality. I know it’s going to take a lot of time for this Barbadian society to have a social and cultural awakening. But please understand that all of us were born this way … gay, straight, bisexual, transgender; all of these facets are what make such beautiful creatures. And for all those who are quoting the Bible please note if you are worried about the population and the making of babies, God has that covered.

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