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April 11, 2006

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Bahamerican

This is the first time I've visited this site, and I will make sure to do so more often, the write ups are excellently expressed.

Anywhoo, the issue at hand: I first read about the banning of Broke-Back Mountain on another forum of which I am a member of. Strange enough, I'm the only Bahamian on the forum and it was very interesting to hear the views of individuals from the around the world comment on what Yahoo News http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060406/od_nm/bahamas_brokeback_dc;_ylt=ApP7vcf_0uAmOD7c4s5GKjGs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3NW1oMDRpBHNlYwM3NTc- had to say about us as Bahamians.

I agree, that we do need to cultivate a much more tolerant attitude when it comes to such an issue, but at the same time our scruples and morality as a nation, should not be allowed to be progressively eroded by such tolerance. Intellectualism has an incredibly interesting way of doing this over time.

In my eyes, Bahamians have never really 'hated' or openly expressed hatred towards Homosexuals, they just do not wish to see it expressed openly, without discretion. We could argue about the validity of that desire for decades, but the fact of the matter is, that you have a society, that has, in this case, an unwritten law, that doesn't inhibit the actions of anyone per say, but is only a mere request for respect of the scruples of the people of the land. Is that so much to ask for?

I feel that in the same way that homosexuals demand respect for their way of life, the same respect should be given to the society upon which they are laying their way of life upon.

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