Gay Sex On Gay Cruise Leads to Arrest!

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John Robert Hart and Dennis Jay Mayer were two passengers on an Atlantis Events gay cruise on the Celebrity Summit ship to the Caribbean.  They decided to have sex and that got them arrested Wednesday, according to The Huffington Post, for fornication between two men is illegal in Dominica.  Police Constable John George said suspicion of indecent exposure and “buggery” (sodomy’s equivalent on the island) were the main causes and that the men were seen having sex on the cruise ship by someone on the dock.


They  later got charged with indecent exposure and are expected to be seen in front of a magistrate Thursday morning.  A guilty charge could see both of them paying $375  each and spending up to six months in jail.  Atlantis President Rich Campbell thinks the two men will be released and even though this event has happened, Atlantis said they would “happily return” to the Dominica for it has organized several trips in the past without a problem:

“The guests actions were unfortunate but minor in this case and have no bearing on our overall guest experience.”

Several religious groups in the Caribbean have voiced strong opposition to gay cruises, including conservative Jamaica and Grenada, where there are strictly forced anti-sodomy laws.  Randy Rodney, the pastor of Dominica’s Trinity Baptist Church, praised the police for their tactics:

“I am very pleased that the police were called in and have arrested the people in question. I have warned about gay tourism and its implications for Dominica.”

Cruisemates.com points out that no gay cruise lines sail to Jamaica or Barbados for fear that homophobia and violence will ensue.  The latest rejection of a homosexual cruise came in 2010, when the Cayman Islands rejected an Atlantis ship due to protests from the religious groups, even though homosexuality is legal there.   The U.S. Virgin Islands and a few other places welcome the cruises with open and accepting arms.

This was not the first time law officials have made an arrest on a gay cruise in the Caribbean but this time it had to do with  drugs.  Agents with the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protected apprehended Steven Barry Krumholz  aboard the Allure of the Seas.  Krumholz had been selling ecstasy, methamphetamine, and ketamine to fellow passengers.  He pleaded guilty to all charges.

 

Written by Christopher Dellea

Christopher Dellea

Christopher Dellea is the Associate Editor at GaySocialites.com When he is not Facebook sleuthing, he can be found at his second home: the theatre. Christopher is here for you so do not hesitate to email him or add him on Facebook. He loves feedback and new friends!



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