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Police in Grenada arrest and accuse man of having gay sex, he could face up to 10 years in prison


Police have arrested a man for having sex with another male on the eastern Caribbean island of Grenada, where a law against homosexual acts remains on the books but is rarely enforced.

A 41-year-old man was charged with having sex with an unidentified 17-year-old man, Grenada’s director of public prosecution, Christopher Nelson, said Wednesday.

The age of sexual consent in Grenada is 16 but while the sex in question was consensual, local law prohibits sodomy under the charge of “unnatural connection.”

Grenada is one of several Caribbean nations that has laws banning sex between men. The penalty in most islands, including Grenada, is up to 10 years in prison, although Barbados and Guyana have life imprisonment, according to a 2010 United Nations report.

Many islands remain socially conservative, with Jamaica considered one of the most hostile islands toward homosexuals. A gay right activist was killed there last year, and three gay men were attacked and beaten in St. Lucia in March. Gay cruises to the region also continue to draw protesters.

In Grenada, gays are discriminated against and find it hard to find employment and housing, said Nigel Mathlin, president of GrenCHAP, a local nonprofit organization that represents marginalized groups.

“The government, they are very much aware of the changes that need to be made, of bringing our laws into line with international human rights principles,” Mathlin said.


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Comment by Big Shot... on June 21, 2011 at 4:24am
@Ronsay, lmao, and thats just fine with me... Bring it on I say....
Comment by Ronsay on June 16, 2011 at 4:22am

@Big Shot if they locked people up here in the states for that savage s*** there would be more jobs because halfthe country would locked up

Comment by Big Shot... on June 16, 2011 at 4:07am
"The penalty in most islands, including Grenada, is up to 10 years in prison, although Barbados and Guyana have life imprisonment"...
Good, thats one way to stop the madness, big-ups to them for not going with this nasty fad. Its an abomination and it promotes human extinction...
(If only others especially the U.S. would adopt these laws)
Comment by gangster on June 11, 2011 at 3:10pm

i from grenada so tell den batty boy stay out we don,t need dat s*** 2 f*** up we island &by d way dats d frist tm  i had dat happen in my island dats 2 show u we don't altolrate dis f***** man &man s*** never meant 2 be straight me say


Comment by Ronsay on June 8, 2011 at 12:00am

people can do as they wish, me personlly i feel that the man on man and woman on woman thing is sick to a certain extent, though being raised as a spiritual person and not so much with religon i know that two souls can reincarnate one with feminine energy wich most of the times return within a females body and the other being masculine energy returning in a males body but sometimes the spirit (in a nut shell) rushes back to earth returning into a males body being feminine energy, then on the next note some of these people are just dark savage souls out for self pleasure

Comment by kcrunchone on June 1, 2011 at 3:04pm
@janice thank you and I also respect you and your views as well and the obvious way that you have raised your family as well. It takes a strong person to accept things but it takes a stronger person to actually try and abide by the laws of God such as our imperfection as Humans. Understanding the complexity of our flaws, and the depths of our sins, I can only try for I am only a man and as taught by my father can only do my best and nothing less. By doing anything halfway would only be an injustice to myself and being hypocritical.
Comment by Mike k on June 1, 2011 at 2:09pm

Teach dem sista Janice, I'm admiring your logical, intelligent and conscious imparting of knowledge and truths. I've been too busy to partake of these discussions but I'm keeping abreast from time to time.

Grace & peace to you too.
Comment by Janice Parker on June 1, 2011 at 11:12am

@krunchone..... As I understand, Jesus was very pugnacious about expelling the "legalism" employed in the "old testament" ..... so much so that when he made the ultimate sacrifice, it atoned for all of our sins. 

 In 1 Corinthians 10:23, it says, (KJV)  "All things are lawful for me, but not everything is expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not".  (NIV)  "Everything is permissable,  but not everything is beneficial.  "Everything is permissable,  but not everything is constructive".   This to me speaks to the concept of "personal responsibility".  We each are ultimately responsible for the decisions we make for our lives.  In the absence of the person of Christ, he has left "The Holy Spirit" to guide us in the way in which we should go.  That is the ultimate "guide" for the believer and not anyone else's "perception" or "interpretation" of God's word.

 I have to say I  respect your fervent expression of faith and admire your strength of conviction....something much needed to keep us grounded and protected in a world full of distraction and instability.  Stay your course and continue to raise the beautiful family God has Blessed you with.           Grace and Peace my brother

Comment by TERRAUHN on June 1, 2011 at 10:24am
NASTINESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!1........................and de reason why he goin jail is cuz dude is 17........dat niggas a minor...................FRIGGIN' NASTY ASSES!!!!!!! smhhh
Comment by Baje009 on June 1, 2011 at 10:02am

@ krunchone

exodus 31:14, 35:2 and Numbers 15:32-36 says that the same punishments (i.e. death, being cut away, stoned etc) should be given to those who work on the sabbath too. isnt it funny how we are willing to be progressive on some things but not others?


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