The US has granted political asylum for 28 gay men of Jamaican origin. The men sought asylum within the US citing they would ke killed or tortured in their homeland because of their sexual preference.
Indeed, homosexuality or “buggering” is a criminal offense in Jamaica, punishable of up to 10 years in prison. Time Magazine also named Jamaica as “one of the most homophobic places on Earth“. Damn. On Earth? Word?
Yea..word. Jamaica has an entire music genre built around “batty boy” beatings Elephant Man (a popular artist) declares in one of his older songs: “When you hear a lesbian getting raped/ It’s not our fault … Two women in bed/ That’s two Sodomites who should be dead.” Even vacationing gay tourists are beaten within inches of their lives for displaying their “tendencies” in public. Mob violence is also common
The US, in granting asylum, sends a direct message to the island nation that it doesn’t agree with it’s politics on the matter nor does it agree with the violence against gay people.
An Immigration Spokesperson says: “By offering them a safe haven, the United States is not only saving their lives, but benefiting from the talent, skills and service these asylees bring to our country. We are proud and honored to help them begin life anew here in their adopted homeland.”
The agency now has hundreds more cases where Jamaicans are seeking political asylum in the US claiming homosexuality as the reason to be granted the Holy Grail (US Citizenship).