No link between gay unions, storms
This is in response to a letter in the Express on October 8 headlined, “Say no to gay marriages” by Valentine Young of Brooklyn, New York. That someone living in the US has the audacity to think they can advise us Trinidadians on what to do and what not to do is synonymous to eating your cake and wanting to still have it. Just because same-sex marriage isn’t legal here yet does not mean gay people are hiding their relationships.
Crime may be illegal but I think we can safely say that it still occurs here.
As for the “natural disasters” that you think have God’s hand in them, for your information Hurricane Irene caused 56 deaths total and Hurricane Sandy caused around 100 deaths. I’m no expert but these pale in comparison to other disasters such as Tropical Storm Jeanne in Haiti that killed over 24,000 people, Hurricane Katrina in the US that killed over 1,800 people in 2005 or even the earthquake that hit Japan in 2011 that killed over 15,000 people.
Disasters have befallen people all over the world before and after this event occurred on 2010, so to say this is what triggered those that happened in the US is ridiculous.
Legalising same-sex marriage isn’t as much of a threat as people seem to think. I feel strongly that people should have a choice as to who they chose to love. It’s not as if it’s a disease to be protected against or something detrimental such as crime.
Maybe you’ve been living in the US too long to remember our watchwords of discipline, tolerance and production.