The Cayman Compass recently ran an article titled “Colours Cayman: Deportation comments in LA ‘blatant and gross abuse of power’”, which has provoked this response from me and on behalf of many, many others who shared their own views on this article and demand with me.
Colours Cayman’s demands for an apology from elected representatives, the Honourable Anthony Eden and Honourable Ezzard Miller on the issues of the “same-sex marriage delusion” (SSM)and the violation of Cayman laws by Mr Leonardo Raznovich is absolutely ludicrous.
How does one demand elected lawmakers who know the law and are defending/enforcing it to apologize to a foreigner who knows the law and broke it?
Contrary to Colour Cayman’s spokesman Mr Billie Bryan’s view, Hon. Anthony Eden is very much aware of the sunshine around him; the only person refusing to face the reality of the non-existence of “SSM” as a human “right” is Mr Billie Bryan himself.
A “right” to “SSM” does not exist in the Cayman Islands according to the latest ruling of the Cayman Islands Courts of Appeal on this matter, not in international law nor in the ECHR who declared that marriage was determined by national Constitutions. Ours does not recognize it.
Regarding their advisory to Cabinet to investigate Mr Raznovich’s actions and deport him under the law if applicable, we must be mindful that the stability of this (and any) country can be undermined by anyone from inside the country. According to the law, Mr Raznovich is to refrain from political and subversive activity; there aren’t any exceptions cited, such as “except in cases of advocacy for perceived human rights”.
It is not customary (nor commonly accepted by the host country) for a migrant to advocate against its government and laws, its social and cultural rights, lobby against its judiciary and bring the country to global disrepute while simultaneously creating a divide amongst its citizens (unless your desire is ultimately to destroy the country or divide and conquer it).
It is not sound doctrine for a citizen of the country to undermine our political stability by demanding our politicians when acting in the defence of the country to apologize for what they perceived to be criminal behaviour of a guest in the country.
The only apology due is from Mr Bryan to Hons. Eden and Miller, to the entire LA, to the whole country for attempting to mislead us at the risk of creating a (greater) dissension among our Caymanian population.
Hons. Eden and Miller should be applauded for taking action to protect the country from risk of destabilization, dissension and protecting the social and cultural rights of many quiet Caymanians.
We have our Constitution and laws; we ALL have to abide by them. NO ONE is above the law.
God bless the Cayman Islands and may His word reign supreme in this country.