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Old 12-03-2010, 05:01 AM   #1
 
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I'm a little late on this, but I can't express my anger and disappointment enough:

UN General Assembly Votes To Allow Gays To Be Executed Without Cause | The New Civil Rights Movement

//Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people were once again subject to the whims of homophobia and religious and cultural extremism this week, thanks to a United Nations vote that removed “sexual orientation” from a resolution that protects people from arbitrary executions. In other words, the UN General Assembly this week voted to allow LGBT people to be executed without cause.//

The US was one of the countries that voted against it, to their credit, but how in the world...I don't even know. These people here...

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It's because "god hates gays", and many countries are theocracies. Gays won't be safe til god gets out of government.

You would think god, being all-knowing, would know that and do it on his own.
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I didn't know God was a member of the UN General Assembly. I don't know which countries voted against, but I'm will to bet they are not all theocracies. I'm thinking many of the African nations may have voted against, among others, for homophobic reasons, not religious ones.
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I just wrote an essay for college on gay rights. While writing my paper I found a really good source for why people are homophobic.

Homophobia: The Fear Behind The Hatred

He does have a bias, he's gay, but his information is good.
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Great article!
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So tell me something, what the fuzz happened to "right to life?"

The UN needs to sort itself out. I am no longer impressed by what they stand far. That shouldn't even have been a Resolution.
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So tell me something, what the fuzz happened to "right to life?"

The UN needs to sort itself out. I am no longer impressed by what they stand far. That shouldn't even have been a Resolution.
The member states are all equal and they get to propose whatever resolutions they want or debate whatever resolutions they want, so the individual states who vote for these things are the problem.

And the US is a big part of the problem, actually. For one thing, they previously refused to sign on to the Dutch-French declaration proposed to the UN that would have protected gays from criminal penalties and were the last western nation to agree to do so. Also, US preachers have been flooding Africa with very strong anti-gay rhetoric and incitement to hatred and encouraging this kind of behaviour in a very neo-colonial way. I've noticed this in the Caribbean too.

Furthermore, a lot of countries still have the death penalty for a lot of things, but thankfully that number gets smaller every year. The US still does some pretty arbitrary executions itself so again doesn't really have moral grounds to speak against other countries' execution practices. There isn't yet an international consensus against the death penalty so international law or the UN can't do much about it.
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