This month let us focus on Carnival and Valentine’s Day.
The debate on getting “permission to wine” this Carnival has intrigued our Billings teachers so much so that one of them, Patrice David of Princes Town, was inspired to write the following calypso titled ‘Permission to wine’
Young girls you are royalty,
Treat your bodies with dignity
We living in dire times,
The secular world playing with your mind.
The things they want you to know
Will not let your spirit grow
Don’t you step across the line
And give them boys permission to wine.
Chorus: Permission to wine could lead to sex,
Don’t take it out of context
If you not married and living fine
Then you ent have permission to wine
Young men learn to control yourself
Place your sex drive up on a shelf
Keep it for your future bride
You’ll be glad you kept it inside.
On the first night of your married life
You’ll be a gift to your lovely wife,
She will accept your gift this time
Giving you true permission to wine.
HPV is a rampant disease,
People getting it now with ease
Skin to skin contact from waist to thigh
The spreading rate is now really high.
At Carnival time half naked bodies
Gyrating together from waist to knees.
Avoid any future regret by design
You better not give permission to wine.
Permission to wine is for husband and wife
Who living a faithful life.
They can plan the size of their families,
Natural Family Planning does it with ease.
This method is really true love,
Sent to us from up above
So come and join the Billings lime
Before you give permission to wine.
Contraception is anti-woman,
It is not part of the Master’s plan
And abortion is just a crime
When you give permission before your time.
They can destroy a woman’s body
And interfere with her psyche, everything has its place and time,
Your spouse could get permission to wine.
In this calypso to “wine” does not mean to behave in a vulgar way once married. “Permission to wine” is permission to engage in sexual arousal which leads to sexual intercourse, which really belongs in a bedroom and not in public.
Remember the human body, including its fertility (baby-making potential), is to be treasured. We ought to treat our bodies and that of our neighbour’s with due respect. We are all precious Children of God.
Young people, do not tantalise each other. Live true freedom. True freedom leads to more freedom, not the slavery of vice. True freedom exists for the sake of goodness, not lewd behaviour. Avoid repeatedly mashing “the brakes” with regards to sexual arousal (which belongs in marriage)…one day those brakes might give out!
Married couples, love each other to the point of deep respect for your spouse’s body. Real love shows respect for the beloved. Women have cycles, women are born that way!
Couples, come and learn the Billings Ovulation Method and understand couple fertility. Couples, have a lovely abstinent but romantic Valentine’s Day which is Ash Wednesday.
Lastly, don’t believe the Fifty Shades of Lies. There is nothing romantic about intimate partner abuse, sexual violence and stalking promoted in the Fifty Shades movies. Join the #FiftyShadesIsAbuse social media movement combatting the normalisation of sexual abuse, the myth that ‘no’ means ‘yes’ and sexual aggressors who exploit power imbalances over women.
From all of us at BOMA-TT we wish you a fun-filled Carnival full of laughter and joy.
Contact BOMA-TT: 384-1659