Eden jumps from PPM ship

| 26/11/2015 | 211 Comments
Cayman News Service

Bodden Town MLA Anthony Eden

(CNS): Veteran MLA Anthony Eden has resigned from the PPM and announced that when the parliament returns in the New Year he will be joining the independents on the opposition benches. Eden, a founding member of the party and the first elected member for Bodden Town, indicated his decision to leave was based on the government’s position to allow gay spouses as dependents. Eden has recently come under fire for his discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

As members of the Legislative Assembly contributed to an adjournment debate Thursday evening, as the last meeting for this year came to an end, Eden told his political colleagues  that he was withdrawing from the PPM.

CNS contacted Premier Alden McLaughlin, who expressed his sadness over Eden’s decision.

“I am deeply saddened and disappointed although it was not entirely unexpected,” McLaughlin said.  “Tony Eden has been and will continue to be an exceptional representative of the people of Bodden Town and outstanding member of the Legislative Assembly.  I know he will continue to serve the people of these Islands well no matter where he sits in the House.”

Check back for more on this story later.

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  1. Old timer says:

    Im a caymania and Christian will seek Mr Eden opinion on who to vote for.you outsider can debate all you want but guess what YOU CAN’T VOTE.

  2. Anon says:

    Pro life, traditional relationships… Anything else *lgbt* is clearly anti life…think about it. Stop destroying the family. Adam and Eve NO Adam and steve-.-

  3. Anonymous says:

    HEADLINE NEWS – In 2016 you will see Mr. Mckeeva back in charge, I expect that the Speaker is already networking to jump to the new majority party that will be formed very soon.
    Remember, you heard it on CNS first!!!!

    God Bless All

  4. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps you know the history. Fifteen years ago Tony Eden was a founding member of the People’s Progressive Movement, the Progressives. Furthermore, Progressives’ candidates for the general elections are nominated by majority vote of the party members in each constituency.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Bermuda ruling on Sames Sex Marriages (27 Nov 2015) changes everything for Cayman.

    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/2015/11/bermuda.html

    The ruling held that same sex Bermudians should have the same rights as opposite-sex spouses of Bermudians to live in Bermuda and to seek employment there.
    It does now however go as far as recognising same sex marriages

  6. Consider this... says:

    As a gay expat, I’ve held back on saying anything on this matter but it is important now because it appears that one expat is speaking for the entire country and gays on a whole.

    I am saddened by the position the Premier made in relaxing the laws. In my humble opinion there were no Human Rights being violated and, there was too much of a haste to please in essence less than a 1%

    I moved to the Cayman Islands a few years ago and travel back and forth. When I moved there, I knew the Law and lay of the land. I moved there primarily to get away from the big city. Cayman is unique and very diversified and that’s what makes it attractive. As a member of the gay community, I never once thought to seek to have anyone change their views to accommodate me and its for that reason I have to say something today.

    1 gay person or couple should not have influenced a government to act without speaking to their people on the matter. That is the biggest concern with this whole situation. Gays were living and continue to live in Cayman before I moved there and we existed quite fine and received the same warm service from all..including the Minister from Bodden Town who on many occasions we had the chance to speak with and he showed no indifference. – we never greeted him as Hi I’m gay and he never ask are you gay before shaking our hands…he’s a smart man so he must have known.

    Will Cayman be the same going forward? No I am afraid not. There is a side of the gay community that many gays want absolutely nothing to do with.That side being to cause problems, stage protests upon protest, ask for unreasonable demands and they will never stop. One you start to please them it never ends and history has shown that. I am afraid the floodgates might be opening to attract the ugly side of the community to Cayman – the stuff we moved away from.

    As Caymanians, I suggest you, not look to condemn the Minister from Bodden Town. You have to respect his wishes. He has not physically touched anyone and its a free society for him to speak. He’s passionate about his country and that says alot in itself.

    As a country your biggest concern should be as to why your elected premier did not bring the matter to the people to decide on? Would you as a country not find that more disrespectful? I suggest instead of fighting a cause that was prompted by 1 couple for what appears only to be personal in nature and no interest in the Island there, pose the questions to the Premier and ask why he never gave the country a say in the matter. May gays have been going back and forth to Cayman and the Immigration law has worked fine, why is it a problem now?

    Please do not be fooled to think we are accepted everywhere in the world, many of us live among others with no problems at all. Those of us that seek not to cause any civil unrest. Its about having respect for where you have decided to move to. Please Please Cayman, do not be fooled to think all the expats in the gay community are pushing this agenda that is totally incorrect and if anything we are just embarrassed and would never fight a country’s government on an issue we can make decision to move and fix for ourselves.

    Like I said, before, there is an ugly side to this and the learned Premier unfortunately jumped the gun before giving it careful consideration. There is an ugly side to the gay community which many do not want to be apart of….one the reasons having a quiet home to visit in Cayman is /was perfect. We got a home in Cayman for many reason, one being, to find a place different from everywhere else. There is a side to the gay community that move from country to country for the sole purpose of doing exactly this and its those persons that create the headaches for the gays. Life was fine until the show up to please themselves. They do not create any sound ties with the community except for what you are seeing now and in a few years will move on to create unrest elsewhere.

    And for those that are pushing this agenda, please stop the propaganda. Its self-serving and does not represent the views of the majority of anyone. If you really all wanted to stay in Cayman and supposedly love it as we do, why now have you created such a divide in the community you supposedly love? How does that work really? You love the Country but you set out to destroy its character?

    Cayman, I urge you to put the Premier to task on why your voices were not heard on the issue, even if it was on a small amendment to the law? Why did the premier not ask for signatures (petition) as they do for other matters to get a feedback? How many other decisions will be taken without the people’s consent? You are still a democratic state and his actions on this matter is what is of greater concern than the actions of the Minister from Bodden Town. His voice was heard, they Cayman people was not.

    And to the Human Rights Commission, are the rights of the Caymanian population being fairly represented (Caymanians/Expats alike)? I suspect not, as they had no say on the matter.

    • Anonymous says:

      I say you are full of it! There is not a ring of truth to anything you say!

    • Anonymous says:

      This sort of Uncle Tom would have been happy when homosexual acts were still criminalized. But personally I read this post as complete fictional BS.

    • You are as gay as my dog. Sad.

      • Anonymous says:

        So you’re being homophobic towards dogs, poster?! Shame on you!
        Seriously, I thought the claims of homosexuality existing in species other than humans was the classic retort to claims that it is an unnatural act and way of life.

        I cannot count the times I have heard “some dogs are gay”, “we have gay dolphins”, “homosexuality exists in the monkey world” (ignoring the fact that while it does, it is used as simply another tactic to portray dominance over another in the group – and not an expression of love or sexual attraction whatsoever, but I digress).

        Anyway, the point of my post is; the ALGBT (A = animal) is demanding an apology from you and will see to it that you lose your job as a result of your anima-homophobic remarks!

        – Who

        :-p

      • W. Anchor says:

        My dog, Happy, licks between his legs. Does that make him gay?

    • Jotnar says:

      Although Mr Eden said I am evil, likely to engage in bestiality and kill babies, I think everything he said is wonderful and he is a warm hearted person. I am perfectly happy being overtly discriminated against and only wish that others would not cause trouble.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am a graduate in English from two “ancient universities” as the pompous and elitist expression used to go. One of the things we learned was the ability to write as if you were someone else, to express views the general public, for example, wanted to hear, in order to make a play for yourself as a powerful player in the discussion. Your “reasonable gay, we love Cayman, don’t change it for us gays especially the expat gays,” thing is bogus and we know it. What do you say to the gay men-there are at least two well known in Cayman and a further one recently deceased-who have to live in the UK to avoid the queer bashing and embarrassment to their macho fathers-especially one of them. Yours is a totally phony post. Please desist.

      • Anonymous says:

        university graduate here as well..

        You make no sense! Expat go back home!

      • Anonymous says:

        Poster, there is a reason why larger cities like London, Manchester and Cardiff have a disproportionate concentration of gay residents when compared to other cities and towns of the UK.
        Can you figure out why this is the case?

        If and when you do, I suggest you revisit your misguided understanding, claims and accusations of the Cayman Islands in this regard.

        – Who

        • Anonymous says:

          One day he/she will have a response that does not involve deflection. When that happens the internet will end.

          • Anonymous says:

            A bit unfair to dismiss as deflection because you fail to grasp the point.
            – Who

            • Anonymous says:

              I didn’t. It was deflection.

              • Anonymous says:

                Ok.
                For argument’s sake, let us say that, decades ago, some Caymanians felt the “need” to escape from these “homophobic shores” and seek solace in the UK (as claimed by the original poster).

                How does that differ from the reality of countless British LGBT citizens feeling a need to escape from their small towns and cities to the anonymity of bigger options – hence creating the disproportionate number of LGBT’s in major UK cities and virtually every other major western city?

                (Btw, should we examine the state of race relations in those same “UK cities of solace” at the time in question? I’m sure you’ll object, because just like back then and as it remains today – the average “native” Brit will never admit to history and culture of racial discrimination. Nevertheless, we see so many on here waving the flag of anti-bigotry … while the UKIP and EDL memberships are growing by the day.)

                Ff’s, you people allow your blind hatred for any and every thing Caymanian to cloud your most basic resources of intelligence – just to launch yet another attack.

                You guys are sick. Honestly.

                – Who

                P.S. Might I add, I grew up with gay family members, colleagues, bosses and church members. None of them felt the need to run away from Cayman.

                Do yourselves a favour and get to know actual Caymanians before you open your mouths on every single issue.

                The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance – and you guys are demonstrating an overabundance of both.

                • Anonymous says:

                  “The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance – and you guys are demonstrating an overabundance of both.” From Who that is a Pot-Calling-Kettle Supernova

        • Anonymous says:

          Better discos?

          • Anonymous says:

            Ok, that one actually made me laugh.
            Although, not sure it fits this thread of supposed open-mindedness and anti-stereotypical viewpoints.
            Then again, maybe it fits perfectly, as it has been a disingenuous movement from the very start.

    • Anonymous says:

      SuperTroll

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you, thank you, thank you.

      Spoken like a truly decent and reasonable human being would.

      Kindly allow me personally welcome you to the Cayman Islands. I hope you will remain for a very long time.

      Hopefully everyone has learned something from your post.

      – Who

      • Diogenes says:

        Who – to suck down this post makes you look a gullible idiot. Really! He’s an expat gay who wants nothing other than to continue to be discriminated against because of the the indebtedness he has for living in this paradise? He’s the Uncle Tim on steroids of the gay movement – and you believe it? Bloody hell. You are stupider than I had thought. He may as well as called himself Yes Massah.

        • Anonymous says:

          I see the masses have gone for the torches and pitchforks and are now chasing down this poster as he has expressed a differing perspective – so much for the supposed progressive movement that was sweeping this thread earlier.

          Classic example of one becoming exactly what one is meant to be fighting – only from the opposite end of the spectrum.

          Lol!

          You guys are so pathetic.

          Take care, you fundamentalist extremist liberal.

          – Who

        • Anonymous says:

          Furthermore, you appear to have the missed the general theme of the post.
          It speaks to respecting and appreciating the cultural differences of respective countries.

          That is the meat of the issue – not a cherry-pick approach to tear apart every culture that does not completely align with yours or what you claim is that of your home country.

          Wishing you a good Monday.

          Regards,

          – Whodatis

          • Anonymous says:

            So let me get this right.

            It is part of Cayman’s rich cultural heritage to discriminate against homosexuality and to spout hate speech within the privileged forum of the LA.

            And anyone who objects to such hate speech is necessarily trying to destroy this aspect of Cayman culture.

            If so, perhaps some aspects of Cayman’s rich cultural heritage are in need of revision.

            • Anonymous says:

              As it is part of the UK’s, USA’s and many European countries to be blatantly bigoted and racist against other nationalities and cultures.

              E.g. The Tea Party, the Jobbik Party, the English Defence League (EDL), UKIP, the National Front, the Alternative Party.

              Not only are these attitudes make up the traditions and historic cultures of their respective countries, the people have even mobilised to create democratic political parties and organisations to forward their ideals.

              I am yet to see any Caymanian political party that leads with an agenda of anti any color, creed, religion or background.

              Yeah…suck on that.

              – Whodatis

              • Anonymous says:

                So let me get this right.

                We both agree that Mr. Eden’s comments were ” …blatantly bigoted ….” Your words.

                And that as part of Cayman’s rich cultural heritage, which is still developing, we can expect a political party to emerge soon which will campaign on a platform of racist and bigoted ideals.

                Odd, given that I thought Cayman already had 2 such parties, but I’m sure hope burns strong in your heart.

                ” Yeah – suck on that.” O’Really?

      • Anonymous says:

        A troll agreeing with a troll. It is shame you can’t marry and live under a bridge agreeing with each other.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have serious doubts about the authenticity and the motive of this post.

    • Anonymous says:

      Change the word “gay” for “woman” and you could write this about suffragettes in 1910. If you were a man, posing as a woman, trying to BS everyone.

    • Anonymous says:

      As a troll making up a post I must say that homosexuals against homophobia are awful people and I hope you don’t work out that I am lying when I type this.

    • Anon a must says:

      PEOPLE, This individual sounds like they he/she is speaking legit here, and if not legit, it is MOST DEFINITELY accurate with respect to the nature and objectives of the greater LGBT populous in most nations. This individual is also correct about what should NOT have been done and what should be done with respect to the changing of our laws to accommodate the LGBT community of 1% whereas the “rights” of the rest of our non-gay society is being overlooked to say the least. As in so MANY other cases around the world, Where are the rights of the REST of the societies that are IMPOSED UPON by the LGBT communities??

      Despite ALL the sick fools that have commented against you, the rest of us smarter people thank you for your contribution.

      Sir/Ma’am, as a gay individual(as you state you are), would you be so kind as to arrange to make your very honest, correct opinion/experience/facts be heard on this very critical matter via Cayman27 so that you can make a more positive impact on impending decisions being made in our Country/your abode. Thank you kindly

  7. Randy Savage says:

    Why of course we should have leaders just like Baroness Scotland of Asthal the EX AG of the UK and convicted of Immigration offences in the UK now the new Secretary General of the Commonwealth Oh but you Hypocrites need to give it a rest eh . You all are starting to sound like a broken record. Big up to Mr Eden for standing up for his beliefs. Oooooooh yeeeeeahhhh can you dig it!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    This debate is skewed by the two categories of opponents to ending discrimination against married homosexuals and opposition to the established right of homosexuals to marry. First you have the backward fundamentalist hicks who think that evolution is just a theory and take a basic literalist view of the role of the Bible in their lives. This group is best ignored. You cannot reason with the brainwashed and the stupid. These are people who is days gone by burned people for suggesting that the earth revolved around the sun. They are vocal opponents. The much more important group are the more middle of the road religious types who have either a general opposition to gay rights or are scared at speaking up against the fundamentalists. This second group are those to whom the case needs to be put because they represent the majority tipping point that will permit consensual reform. That is what happened in the US. It is no coincidence that gay marriage was upheld by the Supreme Court after the majority of Americans came to support it, that is the case with many reforms driven by the Court.

  9. Anonymous says:

    These people are the same ones that thought that Joey Ebanks was a good running mate.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Great move Mr. Eden. It’s always best to offload whatever is holding you down in life. Their lack of support is always what forces people to leave the PPM. Arden left, Chuckie left…

  11. Anonymous says:

    Reading these comments and exchanges, one could assume Mr. Eden just wants to be our one-man House of Lords.

    You know; outdated, connected, bigoted, prejudiced, stubborn refusal to let go, not going away, representative of questionable values and hierarchy, and most of all …mysteriously enjoys a largely unidentifiable but clearly strong and present support network in the general population – even in these modern and civilised times.

    – Whodatis

    😉

    • Diogenes says:

      Coz you of all people sneer at the concept of the un-elected House reining back Parliament? Can you not even be consistent? You cannot simultaneously have a go at the the UK government and criticise the body that contradicts them – although of course I am forgetting that logic in your case is outweighed by simple prejudice. Anything out of the UK is bad, even if directly contradictory. Sad man.

      • Anonymous says:

        Hello Diogenes,

        Wow…you’ve really come out guns blazing at Whodatis today, huh?
        As Granny used to say; Bless your lil heart!

        🙂

        – Who

        P.S. I admire your selective focus on the supposed function of the House of Lords. However, that may work if I was an uneducated or uninformed doofus.
        I know what time it is buddy – and that is the single most annoying thing about Whodatis that drives his haters up the m’fin wall.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I think the photo says it all. This is a sad old man who sees that life has passed him by and won’t accept it. I’ve only ever seen Mr Eden address an audience once and that was in 2007 but even back then it was clear that he had issues with modern life.

    In simple terms what he said then came down to, “I don’t like it therefore it must be wrong.”

    I’ve got no problem with his right to say that, what bothers me is that he thinks it’s right to say it while he’s taking public money and holding an elected post. This walk should have been a lot longer than across the floor of the LA – it should have been right out of the door and into honourable retirement.

    • Anonymous says:

      You people listen…. We caymanians come came by pain, not by plane. People, cayman is unique and we are like that because of what we believe in. If all of you believe in so much in same sex unions and freedom of gay people, you should go and protest in places like Iran, Saudi arabia, where people being gay & atheis is sentenced to death. People stop trying to change cayman for what it is, if you don’t like how we live go and buy you one way ticket and leave and be gay in some other gay accepted country but not cayman. If Cayman change, we as caymanians will take back our island……

      • Anonymous says:

        Trying to change Cayman? I remember these islands when there were no cell phones, no rush hour traffic jams, no hoards of cruise shippers blocking up GT and when SMB was actually something to be proud of not a high-rise housing estate. The people changing this island for the worse are, and always have been, Caymanians.

        In your arguments you might also call for effective control of a whole range of activities that are part of Cayman culture but nobody talks about such as wife beating, child abuse, marriage between members of the same family and of course that other unacceptable word – corruption.

      • Anonymous says:

        Well. That escalated quickly.

      • Anonymity says:

        Exactly … You said it.
        Everyone came here …. No one is originally from here as there are no indigenous people that originate from here.
        Therefore, we are all expats in one form or another the only difference is the generation that it occurred may be different.
        The “come by pain” phrase is a cute, somewhat meaningless phrase that serves only to divide and isolate society here even more. It is a token grab at making a claim on the Island when really, no one has any more than anyone else.
        So settle down, no one is forcing you to be gay or marry the same sex. That is totally your own choice.

  13. Anonymous says:

    This guy’s grandstanding is only because he thinks voters (i.e. Caymanians) will approve in sufficient numbers to make it worth his while. Some come on Caymanians, prove you’re not as ignorant and backwards as he thinks you are! This is not about supporting same sex unions it’s about letting other people have the freedom to do as they choose.

  14. Anonymous says:

    It is impossible to take any of these “bigotry-fighting freedom fighters” of CNS seriously.
    Not when Caymanians are ridiculed and discriminated against daily on this same forum and no one utters a peep.

    An awesome collective of foreigner frauds and misguided locals in this thread.

    No such thing as a half-pure heart.

    – Who

    • Anonymous says:

      Are you someone who believes that no Caymanians are Gay? The rights of Gay Camanians are every bit as important, but perhaps it takes a foreigner to bring this to the courts to give courage to a local to bring their cases too?

      • Anonymous says:

        My beloved lesbian Caymanian cousin will confirm your assumptions of me are very wrong.

        However, it appears that you are someone that believes Caymanians like her all endorse or support these calls for action on gay marriage.

        Every community advances at its unique rate according to their historical context. There is no one stoning or ostracising gay Caymanians. We all have gay family members, colleagues, bosses and even church brethren.

        What the majority of those campaigning on this issue have failed to do, is accurately and respectfully analyse the true situation in this community.
        Apparently, someone decided that there must be a “one size fits all” approach for the entire world, although it is based on a model upheld and originated in a minority portion of the world.
        That, my friend, is the height of bigotry and discrimination.

        – Who

        • Happy Yule says:

          “Apparently, someone decided that there must be a “one size fits all” approach…”

          I agree!

          In the US, this sort of thing started with so-called “equal rights” for racial minorities. Under segregation, African Americans had their own schools, their own neighborhoods, etc., until someone decided it would be better to treat all people equally under the law.

          Has “one size fits all” ended racism in the US? Certainly not. Because as soon as you give people equal rights, they keep demanding more rights.

          But it is refreshing to know there are those who see through this nonsense, and understand that not all people should be treated equally under the law. As appealing an idea it may be, it just doesn’t work out.

          • Anonymous says:

            In terms of American racial politics, there is a difference between racism and racial empowerment.

            It can be argued that, save for the racist killings, lynchings, laws, justice system, and general abuses, the Black American family and community was better off during the time of segregation.
            Some may be confused by or take issue with that claim, but when one examines the stats re marriage, unemployment, single-parent households, government dependency, family stability, community harmony and to some degree, economic empowerment e.g. the Black Wall Street, the current state of Black America has deteriorated post racial integration.

            Furthermore, that term “integration” means one thing to tree-hugging liberals and quite another to economic hitmen leading the various think-tanks of America.
            However, there is not enough bandwidth on the www to fully explore that one.

            – Who

            P.S.
            Re: “Has “one size fits all” ended racism in the US? Certainly not. Because as soon as you give people equal rights, they keep demanding more rights.”

            Stay classy.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hilarious coming from Who.

      • Anonymous says:

        How so?
        Please provide quoted examples.
        (Should be a simple request to fulfil as you are clearly enamoured by my essence and undoubtedly keep abreast of my every uttering.)

        – Who

        P.S. Love you too baby! 🙂

    • Anonymous says:

      She needs new material.

      • Anonymous says:

        Why do you constantly design your insults within the frame of referring to me as a woman? Should I be offended by that insinuation by default?
        I believe that speaks more to your bigotry and sexist mindset than my perceived (by you) sensitivities.

        You are awesome.

        – Whodatis

        • Anonymous says:

          I told them you were a man, because only men can make an ar$e of themselves so regularly.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is a debate about real discrimination not a fictional one. Be off with you troll.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, because we never see disparaging remarks about Caymanians on CNS.
        (smh)

        – Whodatis

  15. Anonymous says:

    you have to give it to the man, he stands for what he believes in, fight the ungodly people and… and…. wait, what else has he ever said?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Religion continues to destroy the world, and this is no different. Same sex unions harm no one. Quoting the bible is like quoting the Quran. It’s about interpretation to the individuals agenda

  17. Tooty Fruity says:

    Our very own Jack Warner. Could at least have tabled something from The Onion.

  18. Lois says:

    What is wrong with a man wanting to defend his culture, his belief, his way of life? What’s about his human rights? I support mr Eden and respect him for his stand. So sad that others who came here and fell in love with our way of life. Why would you leave your countries and wish to make Cayman like yours? We are unique, we are God fearing why can’t you respect that? My advice to the remaining PPM get some advice from President Putin!

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes and what is wrong with Islamic fundamentalists (Mr Eden’s counterparts in other parts) defending harmful aspects of their culture like honor killings, stonings, beheadings and genital mutilation.

      Neither culture nor religion is a defense for intolerance or moral abomination.

      Any time I can inflict harm on innocent others because of what I believe regardless of what they believe, it is a license for abuse, division and conflict.

      The answer is to live and let live.

    • Read a book says:

      “What about his human rights?” This is getting old. It’s clear many of you don’t understand the concept. Human rights are inherent to all human beings; the fact that you are HUMAN means you are entitled to these rights. These include equal treatment under law. Hard as it seems for some of you to comprehend, gay people are HUMAN, and therefore entitled to equal treatment under the law. Mr. Eden is in no way being treated differently under the law. His human rights are not being violated, but he is advocating for unequal treatment under the law for a group of people to whom he has moral objections. He’s allowed to spew hate all he wants in his personal life (and we’re allowed to spew back), but when he does so as a statesman advocating for people to not be allowed to hold positions in government because he doesn’t like their religion (or lack thereof) or for people to be treated differently under law because he doesn’t like their lifestyle choices, then HE is guilty of violating their human rights.

  19. Anonymous says:

    While the rest of the civilized world lives in the 21st century, Mr. Eden chooses to stay in the 1200’s like most Islamic countries.
    If I were a caymanian I would be soooo embarrassed.

    Mr. Eden fyi: It is not a choice to be gay. You are born that way. Your opinion is not only outdated, but also disgusting and an insult to humanity.
    You are abusing the naivety of the caymanian people to further advance your career.
    Being gay should not be celebrated, because it is still a mistake of nature. That does not mean they can be treated like animals like your forefathers did with the slaves.

  20. Anonymous says:

    It’s a terrible shame that he only walked across the LA floor to the other side. He should have continued all the way out the door. We can but hope that is the bigoted dinosaur’s last term in office.

    • Anonymous says:

      You have no concept of the degree of support he and his view have in Bodden Town. Your aggressive stance towards his strongly held (although I believe misguided) beliefs has done nothing positive. You, and those expressing views in the way you have, have set gay rights back and created divisions in our small community that needn’t have existed. Tony may be wrong, but he is strong.

  21. Caymanian AND Progressive says:

    Happy days for the PPM. Time to move forward as your name implies. Gay Caymanians should be happy as well. These islands may finally be moving into the 21st century at last. I don’t know why someone’s choice in a partner should be anyone else’s business. Same species & consenting adult. Nothing else matters. I’m not being hurt by someone else’s sexual preference. I just love people who pick and choose verse from the Bible that suits them and then “cast the first stone”. Nothing non-judgmental about this foolishness. Hopefully the entire world won’t believe all of us are as backward thinking as Anthony Eden and his cohorts. Next time try to remember to pick someone who is actually “progressive” Alden.

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