Todays face of the day Courtney Hoffman reacted in an unexpected way when a business that was happy to serve Gay people in its restaurant refused to cater a Gay wedding. By reacting the way she did she made a much more powerful statement about Gay love than any of the haters who threatened and harassed the business owners.
I have given this article the titleÂ ‘A Gay perspective on Islam’, but after reÂ reading both the blog post quotes and the advertisement I realised that both have failed to link Sharia Law ( Which is Islam ) to the way homosexuals are treated in Palestine, Syria and Iran. It is this liberal failure to gloss over the root cause and to instead pretend it is a terrorist/autocratic thing that deeply concerns me. Why this fear to say what is so obvious? Saudi Arabia is held up as an almost perfect example of Islam and we all know how they treat women and gays.
The rights of LGBT people in Saudi Arabia are unrecognized. Homosexuality is frequently a taboo subject in Saudi Arabian society and is punished with imprisonment, fines, corporal punishment, capital punishment, whipping/flogging, and chemical castrations.
I think people are confused because they see Islam as a religion and separate from politics/government. It is the fact that religion and politics are the exact same thing in Islam that is the problem. The Islamic activists are very honest about this. They say Islam is Sharia and Sharia is Islam. Historically and now there is no shortage of hard evidence that this is the case, so why are the victims so afraid to name their oppressor? I think that the below advertisement is great but it is like the victim of child abuse speaking out against the social worker who placed them with the pedophile rather than speaking out against the pedophile who abused them.
Today’s face of the day is Kevin Hague, the new co-leader of the Green Party.
I did a little research and judging by this image he is going to be as focused on Cameron as his predecessor, Russell, ‘ Who are you texting? ‘ Norman.
Example one: Pregnant young woman flogged in public
Example two: Gay men forced into hiding as law passed stating that anyone caught having gay sexÂ will be sentenced to 100 lashes.
Example three: UPDATE removed as turned out to be fake.
Example four: Colorado School Requiring Girls To Wear Islam-Compliant Clothing During Trip To Mosque
Gay people have no right to sit on the front benches in parliament and, if there at all, should sit in the back “or even behind a wall”.
So says Lech Walesa, Poland’s first democratic era President. As a result a protest from Poland’s gay and transexual MPs has manifested in the parliament:
Poland’s first openly gay and transsexual parliamentarians have taken seats on the front bench of the national assembly to protest against hostile remarks by former president Lech Walesa.
Walesa, the leading hero in Poland’s successful anti-communist struggle in the 1980s, said last Friday thatÂ gay people belonged on the back benches of parliament, or “even behind the wall”.
Lovely and from a person who stood for freedoms.
On Wednesday, Robert Biedron, aÂ gay rightsÂ activist, and Anna Grodzka, who had a male-to-female sex-change operation, took seats in the front row of the assembly. Both are members of the progressive Palikot’s Movement party, and party leader Janusz Palikot arranged for the two to sit in, relinquishing his own seat to Biedron.
“Lech Walesa is an important symbol for us all and for the whole world,” Biedron told the Associated Press before attending the session. “I respect him and I’d rather he used other words â€“ words of acceptance and of respect for other people.”
Walesa, a Roman Catholic and a father of eight, is known for his strong views and distinctive way of expressing himself.
AlwaysÂ theÂ Catholics isn’t it?
The French National Assembly, the lower house of Franceâ€™s Parliament has voted in favour of making same-sex marriage legal.
The vote held on Saturday morning was 249 in favour with 97 deputies voting against. The majority of the support for the bill came from the left, with many centrist and conservative deputies from the UMP voting against making marriage equal. Â Read more »
Maybe Mormons aren’t so fundy after all:
Church apostle Elder Quentin L. Cook stresses that Latter-day Saints, who devote their lives to following Jesus Christâ€™s teachings, should be an example to the world of expressing love and hope for those with same-gender attraction.
â€śAs a church, nobody should be more loving and compassionate,â€ť Elder Cook said. â€śLet us be at the forefront in terms of expressing love, compassion and outreach. Letâ€™s not have families exclude or be disrespectful of those who choose a different lifestyle as a result of their feelings about their own gender.â€ť