Two sides of Bermuda?

The murder of Isaiah Furbert is another shocking statistic. At 19-years-old he must be the youngest person to die by the gun yet.

What I find desperately sad, however, is that the energy shown about the SSM debate is not on show here.

Don’t get me wrong, SSM is an extremely important issue and I find it staggering that in the year 2016 we have to argue about what is, essentially, a human rights issue. (Some will argue over that, but it would be just semantics.)

But who is changing their Facebook status into a multitude of colours in protest over the shooting of a TEENAGER? Where are the churches? Where are the benefactors who bankrolled SSM campaigns? Where are the petitions? Who is contacting overseas media in outrage?

Nowhere and none.

Is a right to life a human right? Is a right to law and order a human right? I’ll wait and watch for the marches, the campaigns, the anonymous benefactors to come along.

But I tell you one thing – I won’t be holding my breath.


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  1. Not going to happen anytime soon. Gay people somehow are the major threat to Bermuda society, bar none. Nobody’s going to mobilize against murder, theft or the illegal drug trade.

    1. And seriously, it’s pretty sad that the degree of outrage was so high, to the point that campaigning was done, funds were solicited, to protest something like that, and we can’t get anything close to similar when it comes to a homeless shelter or the like.

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