DNO Polls (Initial results): Suppport for gay tourism cruises

Results of the poll as of Friday morning

Just three days into a poll on whether Dominica should welcome gay cruise passengers, well over 2,700 DNO readers have voted, with the majority of them so far supporting the idea of welcoming these cruise tourists to the island.

By Friday morning, 76 per cent – that’s 2,104 votes were for welcoming gay cruise visits, with 22 per cent – that’s 622 saying no.

DNO expects to publish the final results of that poll by Wednesday of next week.

There was mixed reaction on Wednesday of this week when it became public knowledge that the cruise ship in port was apparently carrying only male passengers.

Word also surfaced later that a homosexual couple had been engaged in sexual activity in contravention of the country’s buggery laws.

Police Chief Cyrille Carrette confirmed that two males from California, John Robert Hart and Dennis Jay Mayer, had been charged with buggery and indecent exposure and were expected to appear in court.

The idea of gay cruise ship visits has sparked debate in several Caribbean destinations, with some more flexible than others on the subject.

The poll continues and can be found on the bottom right hand corner of the homepage.

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82 Comments

  1. Update
    March 26, 2012

    These polls should not be taken at face value. DNO (Admin) I hope people could only vote once, and not as much as they would like.

  2. Justice and Truth
    March 25, 2012

    Beware DNO. We must read between the lines. The support is that they will bring money into the island. What more can they contribute to the island? Only their immorality and promotion of homosexual behaviour which does nobody any good. Their supporters do not think beyond and that money can be the root of all evil. Some people will sell their souls to the devil for money and the majority of them are those someone are those who are homosexuals and lesbians.
    Holy Scriptures clearly states, “Do not rub shoulders with such people.” If you welcome them, you are also encouraging them in their profanity which highly offends God. If you do, you will be a recipient of your action. When calamity and disease strike do not wail, mourn and say why me and what have I done. Think instead of what you have also encouraged which displease God.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 25, 2012

      Correction, ignore one of the “are those”. Thank you!

  3. Is de money
    March 25, 2012

    The title of the article, “Support for Gay Tourism
    cruises.” Frankly, many, many Dominicans are confused about that ‘Nature Isle Brand.’ Is Gay Tourism cruises the Niche Market for our Tourism product? In fact, statistics clearly reveal that the country could make much more money and benefit tremendously from Stay-Over visitors than that mass tourism or heavy cruise ship tourism.

    The Gay Tourism cruises will force Govts. of the Caribbean to change their Laws to suit their behaviours. We see already, the leniency in that case where the Police Chief claimed that the two guys, who violated our Laws regarding Sodomy or buggery, could be charged for that offence, but the process is a lengthy one that could involve heavier fines or/and jail term. They were therefore slapped on the wrist.

    In the USA itself, they would face the full brunt of the law. When authorities bend, show weakness to any group of people,locals or foreigners, re. enforcing the law, it says something about our lack of principles, morals and will, to do what is right. The world is laughing at us. The Gay lobbyists have succeeded in pursuit of their agenda and will continue to test the waters and throw their feelers out. Just a matter of time, authorities will reel under their pressure. The excuses, we do not want to hurt the tourist industry. Thousands claim that Beggars are no Choosers. We are hearing and reading about it from Dominicans themselves. They bringing De Money, De money, de money. It follows too that no problem with the drug dealer, because he is bringing the money. Many families benefit. Is not our d**** business where the money come from. Enslaved again and again and again.

  4. Bring them on
    March 24, 2012

    Next time around, some would be engaged at Krazy Kokonuts gambling using the Slot machines. Well according to the “Supreme Leader’s” dictionary, Slot Casino gambling is not gambling, in contrast to all other dictionaries. The biggest, laughable joke for the century. As many claim, “Bring any bad, disrespectful acts to DA, whether gambling (and call it gaming)or indecent exposure. Make all the excuses like is money people bringing into DA, because things bad. Morality gone. What respect for DA Laws? Anybody just do what they want, anytime, locals or visitors. Once is money, bring it on. Slot Casino Gambling, obscenity, corruption of all sorts, just bring them come into DA. Time will tell.

  5. anon
    March 24, 2012

    well i hope that now a precedent has been set,when carnival comes around again, when icall the police to say i seeing people having sex in broad view of everyone while jumping up in band,you all will not say ‘but is our culture” smh

  6. Libtard
    March 24, 2012

    These comments, and the actions of the police and legal authorities in Dominica to the gay tourists, prove that Dominica is a backward, ignorant country filled with stupid people who can’t remember what the bigotry under slavery made their forefathers feel like. They’re exhibiting the same bigotry against the gays that the white masters exhibited toward them. Dominica is a dump and all tourists should stop going there. Let the stupid, bigoted residents starve to death.

    • Moi
      March 25, 2012

      We are not all waiting for the mighty US dollar with hands outstretched. We will survive. Take your buggering money where the people are more desperate.

  7. realist
    March 24, 2012

    DNO can u give us a breakdown of the votes in terms of local to foreign? This is important since the question is interested in finding the sentiments of locals.

  8. From Dominica
    March 24, 2012

    Dominica may allow gay boats to come to its shore, but the men should be warned to keep their pants zip and keep their hands on their sides or in their pockets. They can do whatever they want in their own privacy. We do not have to know or see.
    They need to respect the laws of our country. In America we respect their laws.

    As for their money, they can keep it. GOD IS OUR SUPPLIER. HE WILL SUPPLY ALL OUR NEEDS.WE CAN TAKE A STAND LIKE THE THREE HEBREW MEN.

    And, I reccommend that they try going to Jamaica, or a Muslim country and behave the same way.

    I commend the police on doing their job.

  9. Comedy shortcut
    March 23, 2012

    $2400 EACH? WHAT’S DAT? DEM TWO THINGS SHOULD HAVE HAD ME TO GIVE THE PUNISHMENT.
    i WOULD GO BY DE ICE MAN PURCHASE 2 DRUM FILLED WITH BIG ICE CUBES AND INSERT 2 CUBES AT A TIME INTO THEIR ………………..FREEZE IT CONTINUOUS INSERTIONS UP THEIR RECTUMS.8HRS OF CONTINOUS INSERIONS OF CUBESLIKE THEY ON LIFE WATER.

  10. Comedy shortcut
    March 23, 2012

    I AM threatened if two men with masks and a gun are going at ME.That should read coming at me not going at you. They would be leaving you maybe in fear? Are you UWP? fear no more they are going away from you. And did the gays come/cum? lol!
    just simantics

  11. Comedy shortcut
    March 23, 2012

    Much contradicition in D/can circles. just last month ambassador A was the laughing stock for Carnival (Not the cruiseliner)Everyone had their views contrary to what DNO’s poll indicates. Is DA loaded with closeted gays? Thats the Question of the day like the photo of the day beautiful isn’t? not the closeted gays.lol!

  12. vanilla
    March 23, 2012

    There is nothing wrong with gays visiting Dominica they are human beings and shouldnt be discriminated against because of their sexual preference. As long as respect our laws and dont have sex in public then we should not have any problems. For those of you who say that they should not be welcomed what have you to say about all the gays we have in Dominica? should they be exiled?

  13. A Voice
    March 23, 2012

    There is no way this poll wasn’t manipulated by the gay supporters. The first two days ‘No’ was leading the vote, now all of a sudden over 2000 votes for ‘Yes’. Nonesense that.

    But jump high, jump low the fiasco had its effects. Because now other gay cruise will think twice before coming and the government will now think very hard before allowing another one to come.

    So all in all, this was a victory for gay opponents. We have enough issues in this country to deal with on a daily basis, don’t dock your sodomy on our shores, period.

  14. same
    March 23, 2012

    Someone can vote more than once in the polls, so this can be taken by gays themselves.

  15. Man in Dominica
    March 23, 2012

    If they engaged in the conduct allegedly on the ship, isn’t that legally the territory of whatever flag the ship flies under, and not Dominica’s jurisdiction?

    Regardless, I think it’s completely shameful that tax dollars and police resources are being wasted to harass consenting adults when there is so much armed robbery, rape, and assault on the island. Every officer and other government official who took his time on this matter could have been doing something that would actually make us safer. I am not threatened if two men on a boat are going at each other. I AM threatened if two men with masks and a gun are going at ME.

    • Man in Dominica
      March 23, 2012

      To clarify, if it’s just the indecent exposure issue, no I don’t think anyone should have sex with anyone else in public regardless of if they are gay or not, or run around naked in public regardless of whether they are men or women, together or alone.

      Though I will say that I am far more bothered by the Dominican men openly urinating by the side of the road, which my wife and I often have the misfortune to see, both in towns and outside of towns, who don’t even bother to face away from the road or to walk into the bushes. It’s hard to avoid seeing that when you drive or walk right by. THAT offends me.

      But I tell you, you really have to be looking at these massive cruise ships, which dock at the end of the piers, a distance from shore, to pick out what people are doing on an individual balcony. Who was watching so carefully? Did they have binoculars?

    • March 24, 2012

      no… according to maritime laws.. it is well known that ships adhere to laws of country ‘in dock’… if the ship is in international waters then it is governed by the law of the country’s flag it ‘waves’…. so officers had every right to enter the ship…

  16. Anonymous
    March 23, 2012

    i would agree to welcoming gay tourism because they spend more money than the other tourist, however they need to keep their business private. i highly disagree with them doing their shit in the streets. they should keep that private

  17. Anonymous
    March 23, 2012

    Got a question to ask? what the name of the crime/ law; if it was two women having sex on that boat/balcony. I was just wondering…. I need some Information about this … is it a crime for two women having sex and what the name of the offense ( men and men is called boggeria .. what the name for women?

  18. Tarish
    March 23, 2012

    They can come, Not like they are going to change our sexuality or influence us..

  19. Anonymous
    March 23, 2012

    2000+ voted yes… i highly doubt that a majority of these are Dominicans.

    • d
      March 23, 2012

      Why so… there are educated forward thinking Dominicans who have a different perspective on gays

    • d
      March 23, 2012

      The whole issue of this incident was not about the men being gay or not. It was about people openly engaging in a form of sexual act in public. I for one first read the information and feed back and thought that the fact the men were gay got more attention than the problem at hand. As always things are blown out of proportion and everyone has an opinion on the matter.
      Yes Dominica may be backwards and unable to move forward as the world has today, but this is the case for many countries and even greater nations. Look at America… racism is still a major issue after so many years. All I can say is thank God that we are not dealing with this types of issue that larger nations such as America deals with on a every day basis.

    • original
      March 23, 2012

      u thinking every dominican close minded and hypocrite like u

    • trolol
      March 23, 2012

      watch this video from America about them gay fellas that come dominica
      http://www.ktla.com/videobeta/?watchId=4037980b-9fd5-4ff4-b3a0-2b850a7189cf

    • Celli
      March 24, 2012

      :Mr green: Dominicans voted for their pocket books because they understand that the United States dollars, at least from the gay community which spends enormous amounts of money, will probably dry up and hurt Dominica’s image .Dominica is too homophobic and a warning would have sufficed for the guests to the island, especially as they were about a ship when that happened.It’s funny that most people that hate gays as deserving of the same humanity that we share, are the same folks that don’t mind taking their hard earned money when they spend it in Dominica.Dominicans needs to grow up and stop putting their heads in the sand! It ‘s a black mark for the tourist industry!

    • March 24, 2012

      Anonymous, I thought the same thing; because, based on the report of the two men pertaining to the treatment of their arrest, I cannot believe that the majority of Dominicans voted “yes” to that idea.

      I just cannot understand what is our business with 2000 gay men, or whatever the number, who are in a cruise ship, anchored on our ports, if we have chosen not to tolerate their conducts.

      How can we stoop so low, to say to those people: We hate your ways and we will not tolerate them for one minute, but we are happy to take your money–so to speak. For what other reasons would they be there for our benefit–we have to give and take!

      They are not our people, so we do not have to tolerate them at all–that is for sure. We have enough trouble having to tolerate our own gay people in Dominica.

      And so, why tell them that they are welcomed, if we are going to arrest them for doing their things on board their ship–how do we make them feel welcomed in our ports, that way? What is it about them that we are welcoming?

      Is it not us, in Dominica, who saw the two men and called the police to arrest them? It is not possible for their fellow passengers to have been offended by the conducts of their own brothers, would they? So how did we welcome that ship and the passengers aboard?

      If I know that a person drinks and smokes which is a habit I detest, how can I tell that person he is welcomed in my home, and at the same time to complain against him each time he drinks and smokes. What right do I have to command him to stop his habit, just because he is in my house for a few hours.

      So the best way for that person and myself, is for me to honestly tell him that he is not welcome in my home, because I cannot tolerate his habits of smoking and drinking. It is up to him if he decides not do it when he is at my house; and so he would be welcome–as long as he does not break his promise to me. Even so, all I could do was ask him to leave and don’t come back.

      I hate the conducts of homosexuals and lesbians as well, but I also believe that if Dominican authority continues to welcome those people–after what has happened, they should be prepared to treat them with a welcome attitude of toleration.

      Welcome means tolerating people whoever and however they are with fair enough conditions between both parties– hence there should be no going into their ship to arrest them for their conducts, because we already know their conducts.

      We can lay our laws on our people at home, but we cannot tell strangers that they are welcome in our homes, knowing they have habits which we do not tolerate; and then to force them to abide by our laws–or else we will arrest them, charge them, or throw them in prison.

      How welcoming were we to the the people on that cruise ship–having arrested and charged two of their passengers?

      If we did not do that we would have asked the ship to leave our port as soon as possible–because we cannot tolerate the conducts of its passengers. One way or other the decision has to be “you are not welcomed”

      The majority say “Yes” they are welcomed! Are we kidding, or that majority from outsiders–not Dominicans?

    • Update
      March 26, 2012

      I share your thoughts

  20. Marc
    March 23, 2012

    Money is Money is Money. Your Country is not wealthy. If Tourism stopped coming there imagine the impact. Secondly, Get to know a gay person. Not everyone believes in the same God, or even believes in God. There are other thinkings out there. As a well traveled American- I am open to other peoples beliefs and cultures. It’s called education. And lets us remember. FOR ALL you devout Christians and GOD Fearing people. Let us remember what Jesus- The Son of man once said:

    ‘Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”’

    Who are any of you to Judge someones sexual orientation. Secondly- If you Followed Jesus, you would learn- Love the Sinner hate the sin. If you find this a sin. I find it AMAZING that its CHRISTIANS that say some of the most hurtful things.

    So SO Sad!

    • Interested
      March 23, 2012

      As a well traveled American, you are open to other beliefs and cultures. That’s great because of your travels, in learning other cultures, you learn to respect their cultures also and not do things contrary to what is done in one’s country. RESPECT is what was called for and nothing else. You enter my home, you RESPECT my home and not think you can do what you want.

    • March 23, 2012

      we dont need your dirty money, we have natural resources that we are proud to utilise to better the country in a manner where our children dont have to see two men ‘going at it’. we dont require homosexual tourism to boost our economy, this should be made clear.

      furthermore, homosexuality is counterproductive for one simple reason (leaving religion out of it) – it opposes procreation, pure and simple.

      thirdly, the verse you quoted is a total fabrication, unfounded in biblical manuscripts from the 5th century (the earliest available). i think you may be the one in dire need of some education.

    • Comedy shortcut
      March 23, 2012

      bend down and wrote seven? then stod up and what? There is lots of talk and discuss if jesus was gay or not who cares?So abomination was even/is in the chrisitianity?

    • maindesk
      March 24, 2012

      The Bible is quite clear on homosexuality and the christian Bible is the accepted constitution of christianity. Why must man continue to eat of the forbidden fruit and later blame the serpent. Banning from the Garden of Eden and the seeds of that forbidden fruit will ever be with us. But call a spade by its name because it is for the love of money we sell our christianity is that not so? What would be said if the gay tourist brought no money then the hallelujah chorus and the voices of the righteous would be in full throttle

  21. Concern citizen
    March 23, 2012

    What their sexuality has to do with visiting the country? Those Dominicans that are there need work, so why they complaining about gays tourist? What they are saying in Dominica hasn’t got gay and lesbians? They need to look a little closer at home before they open their mouths. Wake up and welcome to the real world.

  22. forreal
    March 23, 2012

    for all who support gay cruises,for the said reason of/or the tourist industry,the question you guys should ask your selves,is the non acception of gay cruises on jamaica,the cayman islands and barbados,by the way which happens to be the gay capitol of the caribbean no,in fact there tourist ratio in comparison to us is ten to one,i know people, because i am a dominican to,that every single one of you all were brought in christian homes,and as we grow older,we all go our separate ways,so my point is,before you all dissavow with you all inner chritian bringing,think what is best for the dominica,and the children,how it can affect them morally,their health in terms of more HIV, which of coures we all know (yo ja gateh) i know you all point is prosperity,but that does not mean we have to accept any and every thing for economic development,we should be trying to erradicate the stench, which is buggery within our society,this is not african culture,it was not brought on them slave ships,this is an art perfected by rome,learned from ancient babylon,the same rome who crucified christ,would you guys chose barrabas over christ to,garson dominicans check all you selfves,before fire burn you all.

    • Black South African
      March 23, 2012

      Gotta say that today Im just a little less proud of my people in Dominica

      Here in South Africa we protect our gays. Those people were victims by white man’s apartheid state too. Our constitution since the downfall of the dictator de Klerk now makes all of us EQUALS! We got same sex marriage too.I’m proud of the freedom and justice that the rule that we black people have brought here in SA. African people, we who have known too well the stomp of oppression can NEVER allow us to become the oppressors. Never! On NO ONE!! Although Im not that way, I support my gay/lesbian brothers and sisters in their struggle against hate and for their eventual liberation!

    • March 23, 2012

      in agreement with you – I am a muslim, so i dont believe Christ was crucified, but minus that statement, you are totally right – morality should apply before economic gain, otherwise you are just embodying the characteristics of a PROSTITUTE! That is NOT the example we want to set for the coming generations.

  23. Anonymous
    March 23, 2012

    Nous fini battre a La Dominique, the “gay agenda” seems to have taken deep root in Dominica, we are so willing to sell our souls for the American dollar.

  24. DominicanBwoy
    March 23, 2012

    Sometimes I wish that Dominicans were as passionate about their country like Jamaicans, Bajans and lots of islands. Why should gays be accepted into our island and the whole of the Caribbean? It is just wrong. Yes, Dominica is a small island but that shouldn’t stop us from being afraid of standing up to bigger nations such as the USA

    • Comedy shortcut
      March 23, 2012

      should read Dumb in-a-can bwoy.REAL DUMB COMMENT.

    • Anonymous
      March 24, 2012

      Yes stand up, but stop accepting our money.

  25. Clueless
    March 23, 2012

    For some strange reason I could never find a way to vote on that poll> I’m Against.

  26. sandy
    March 23, 2012

    countries have laws for a reason the law is the law and that goes for everyone local and tourist not everybody gon get caught but trust who does will have to pay their dues to the justice system and that goes for all crimes….they not sayin not to come is just you have to respect the countries laws and the people..point blank just because the country needs tourism doesnt mean it should slack or forget its set laws for a few bucks ..that doesnt work we cant go to america or any country and break laws just beacause we arnt from there cause trust we will be suffering the *consiquiences also when u go to a country is your duty to know the laws and educate your self so you can behave accoringly and so it is so if your gay and you know being gay any where in the world in controversial its just natural that you shouldnt be behaving indecently in the public especially where there are indeed laws against such behavior im just sayin (*means spelled wrong)so these cruise ship lines should have been aware of such laws prior to coming to the caribbean so that they can educate their passengers of the laws so they would act accordingly so if that was done maybe that innocent visit would have gone differently this is a mess a big mess

    • Anonymous
      March 23, 2012

      Got a question to ask? what the name of the crime/ law; if it was two women having sex on that boat/balcony. I was just wondering…. I need some Information about this … is it a crime for two women having sex and what the name of the offense ( men and men is called boggeria .. what the name for women?
      our country “lAWS” IS ONE SIDED … DOUBLE STANDARD..

  27. j j
    March 23, 2012

    Live them people . They are humans to . U duh here what de say our lovely country get them carried away . It could happen to any body. Gays,husband and wife . Girl friendand boyfriend . Flexs, chicks, outside, things . Anyone of us .it just orcured at the wronge time.

  28. fingers
    March 23, 2012

    No wonder Dominica is going down the drain…FAST.
    But God promises us and we have to play our part. If not no promise…
    2 Chronicles 7:14

    King James Version (KJV)

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  29. RC
    March 23, 2012

    DNO readers want to contribute with their postmodern thinking, arguing Dominica needs to move on or risk staying in a backward state. Well, these types of cruises do not dock on islands such as Jamaica and Barbados for fear of homophobic attacks (according to Cruisemates.com) and in 2010, the Gov’t of the Cayman Islands rejected this very cruise ships after backing from its religious groups. These islands have booming tourism industries and heavily populated islands. They don’t fall down at the first hurdle saying “We must let everyone into our island, or it will look bad overseas.” It shocks me that some Dominicans have so much to say about the police upholding the laws of this country. Rather than be concerned about small mindset, your negative mindset is more harmful than good.

    • sandy
      March 23, 2012

      i agree

  30. San Cobin
    March 23, 2012

    Dominica is a very sick place. Slowly all dem fags coming out of hiding.

  31. San Cobin
    March 23, 2012

    dominica full or ”gay” ppl.
    tht’s y they throwing all tht support behind dem cruise ships

  32. weh boy
    March 23, 2012

    “The morons in Dominica can’t even feed
    themselves or control violence on their cesspool island, and they’re worrying
    about a boy liking another boy or a girl liking another girl? LOL. You’d think
    they’d spend their scant resources on something more productive. Homosexuals
    around the world need to start taking WHATEVER actions are necessary to secure
    their human rights. It is patently unfair that gays and their families suffer
    from the devastating effects of discrimination, while the bigots leave their
    lives as if nothing has happened. Bigots need to be made to pay for their
    discriminatory actions. And shame on Celebrity Cruises and Atlantis for giving
    support to such a disgusting, backward society like Dominica or letting
    Dominican authorities on board the ship. And by the way, if those gay Americans
    are sent to jail, the judge, jailers, and politicians (and their families) that
    send them there, , should be attacked and people all over the
    world should attack Dominica citizens in their countries. Start with embassy
    personnel.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/03/22/2-us-men-arrested-on-caribbean-gay-cruise/#comment#ixzz1px4arBuN

    This is what jesus suffered for standing up for what he believed in, UNREASONABLE!!!!!! UNFAIR!!!!!!!!

    It seems to me that gays can be just as big a BIGOT as a hetero. SMH

    • weh boy
      March 23, 2012

      lord if i ever had to [email protected] a gay person is this persons comment that caused it.

    • My fair Lady
      March 23, 2012

      Weh boy,

      I feel sorry for you, you know why Hell exists – for the workers of inquity, the unrighteous and all the nations that forget God. So if you want to see God’s face, change your lifestyle, accept Jesus and live for him. If you are chained by this sin/abomination, the Blood of Jesus can wash your soul clean and remove that desire from you, for the Blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin and abomination.

    • Rastafari
      March 23, 2012

      This is not “about a boy liking another boy or a girl liking another girl…” Buggery is not allowed in public, period!!! Not here, no sir! do it in the privacy of your domain. It’s abpout sodomy pracices in public places. We don’t want and don’t need that [email protected] here!

    • toma
      March 23, 2012

      you just plain damn NASTY,go lick what you accustom of licking but dont try to tell desent people how to spend their time when no one is telling who or what to lick.

    • forreal
      March 23, 2012

      personally who ever you are,you need to be hospitalize from a sick beaten,for calling dominican society backward and making threats on our embassy staff,what are you a terrorist,the government need to start to investigate some of you all comments here on DNO,and arrest you all.

      • Sam Harris
        March 23, 2012

        Dominican society IS backward. The commenter above from the FOX article might have gone too far, but he/she is right about a lot at the end of the day, whether or not it hurts your feelings to admit it. Dominica has a long way to go, and pretending we’ve reached somewhere good already will not help us get there.

      • Celli
        March 24, 2012

        You are so backward in your thinking,it’s tragic! Some of the most homophobic people in Dominica are probably so because they are hiding their own homosexuality.Gay people don’t threaten my existence,it’s the intolerant and low information imbecile like you that scare me; What are you afraid of? Hmm!

  33. Anonymous
    March 23, 2012

    :) Majority rules! I just want to say that they were wrong and pleaded guilty to the crime and was charged. People be very aware of what we do and say against this or that. I do understand the law of God and the law of the land, but discrimination of any kind is unlawful. Why do we discriminate against others?! We are all discriminated against in some form or another, being of different colour, from a different country, being female, fat, ugly, physically, mentally handicapped and so many more . I am sure some member of our family fit right into any or several of the aforementioned categories. Gay or straight we should all respect people and the law. God loves everyone and so should we. Homosexuality is not the only sin. Sins: adultery, fornication, lust, hatred,anger, gluttony, just read the good book and you will see. Say a pray tonight for the world and your family.

    • Anonymous
      March 23, 2012

      Make up your mind Anonymous, One minute your saying people should not discriminate but yet your doing that yourself by referring to someone else’s sexuality as a “sin” Are you getting this discriminatory behaviour from a “holy” book of some sort?

    • Janice Riley Sabanne
      March 23, 2012

      Make up your mind Anonymous, One minute your saying people should not discriminate but yet your doing that yourself by referring to someone else’s sexuality as a “sin” Are you getting this discriminatory behaviour from a “holy” book of some sort?

      • Anonymous
        March 24, 2012

        Saying homosexuality is a sin is not discriminating. Is calling someone a liar, an adulterer or a fornicator discrimination? If yes, then your post makes sense, if not then it’s not.

  34. Gaia's Last Hope
    March 23, 2012

    dominicans are too hypocrite and close minded people, and religious to the fact that what they have to talk about and stand up against they dont do, and these are just people like us, human, but if people believe in their so call god or God, then he will deal with these people in time.

  35. boldface
    March 23, 2012

    When is that gay story going to stop???????? Get a fricking life man already???U mean thats such a big issue to even be carrying out polls and all that???????I agree all u really dont have news eh DNO!!Who gets offended too fricking bad….not my business!!!

  36. Agreeing
    March 23, 2012

    hmmm what happen?DCA gays looking for fresh pit toilet? vote vote vote. knock alyou self out.IT IS STILL AGAINST THE LAW and it will ALWAYS be a NASTY lifestyle.

  37. ben
    March 23, 2012

    God does not hate gays and neither should we, however these people want to shove their lifestyle down other peoples throats and that i will not stand for.you come to our country fine. but respect our laws. PERIOD.
    i am married but do not expose myself or behave nastily in public

    • San Cobin
      March 23, 2012

      God does not hate Gays? so why he burn down sodam n gomorah. d father not in favor of such acts

      • Man in Dominica
        March 23, 2012

        Why did God destroy Sodom and Gomorrah?

        “Now this was the sin of Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.”

        —Ezekiel 16:49-50

  38. Anonymous
    March 23, 2012

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/03/22/2-us-men-arrested-on-caribbean-gay-cruise/

    The problem is not in them coming. The problem is when they have to act like the two in that link did! Whether homo or hetero like the article says

    • March 23, 2012

      thanks for the link… though i still think yahoo news have better post replies… at least the fox and yahoo crowd seem to agree with our laws… smh dominicans trying to cry down dominica for sake of gay tourists….

  39. Seriously
    March 23, 2012

    People all we are saying respect our Land ! As soon as the Ship Dock our ” Cross ” is right there at Morne Bruce that alone should have told you what blessed land we have.

    We dont discriminate , We just demand Respect !!!!!!

  40. Trouble Intended
    March 23, 2012

    I wonder if the poll was rigged? When I voted, the results were in the opposite direction.

  41. love
    March 23, 2012

    They spending more then the other

  42. la starr
    March 23, 2012

    Suprise suprise NOT

  43. March 23, 2012

    Soon we will give dem the rights to come to our shores tie their nasty knots and say they are married coz dis is wat we see in America, and talk about freedom ,sets of ………………!

  44. Pemble
    March 23, 2012

    This may send the wrong message. I think this poll result represents the number of people that would welcome gay , and its obvious that majority of Dominicans will indeed welcome them ( its in our nature to be nice to every one).

    I Hope this poll results does not give the impression to any one that we welcome their behaviors and practices; cause we certainly DO Not.

  45. March 23, 2012

    Well am not surprise that the polls turned out this way seeing that it could also be proven that the majority of dno readers are in foreign lands where they/we r already infested by dis ” Sodom and Gomorrah nastiness

    • Deleoncourt
      March 23, 2012

      u well wish u could have some nastiness in your life.. u will stay tatan doe. Please is the remittances(look up the word if u dont know what it is) from dominicans abroad that floating the country the next time your tanty or ur tonton send a barrel with a computer so u can comment on DNO refuse it

  46. March 23, 2012

    dominicans are not againgst being gay…. but more so committing the sexual act in public…. although not being gay would be welcomed 100%….. i once put in a porn d.v.d and it was gay men… honestly it was all a mistake… the person whom it belonged to have gay tendencies and i kept my porn stash at his place since i didn’t want my mom to find them… (that was in teen years)…. anyway i put in the vcr.. no d.v.d’s then… and what i saw for the brief 2 secs… left me traumatized for a short while… that’s sooooo nasty… you these vids have action clips as soon as you pop it in… since then i’ve never seen or have sought any interest to view such material… yuck!!!

  47. SINISTER MINISTER
    March 23, 2012

    THAT SHOWS THE AMOUNT THAT IN DOMINICA… THE COUNTRY SPOILT….Y’ALL WANNA WELCOME SODOMITES TO THE LAND….D PLACE TURN SODOM N GOMORA

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