Periodical Political Post *94

Queer News

  • Church punished boys speaking about their abuse by castrating them "for being gay"
  • Upper house of Switzerland’s parliament moves to legalise adoption by gay couples
  • European law protecting gay succession & inheritance rights passes first hurdle
  • Transgender rights denied: State of Tennessee kills gender change recognition bill
  • Homosexuality is natural, created by God, thus permissible within Islam says conference
  • 20% of French gays plan to vote for far right president, 50% for socialist candidate

Other News

  • Greece, forced into extreme cuts of social services, sees comeback of malaria & HIV
  • U.S. government confirms that it has secret interpretation of Patriot Act spy powers
  • Canadian police wants citizens to pay new tax so the cops can afford to spy on them
  • Student who secretly filmed room-mate’s gay encounter found guilty of hate crime
  • American presidential candidate Rick Santorum promises broad war on pornography
  

24 thoughts on “Periodical Political Post *94”

  1. Church punished boys speaking about their abuse by castrating them “for being gay”

    Saw that article on DRUDGE. Sickening doesn’t even start to describe what I think of those “men of god.” The roots, always the roots.

    Homosexuality is natural, created by God, thus permissible within Islam says conference

    This one surprised me because of how overpowering the fundamentalists are on the rest of the muslim imams. Maybe there is hope for them after all.

  2. I think we should start to check out Indonesia after reading that article in the Jakarta Post.

  3. That article about the Church castrating boys is just.. fing horrendous. May we not forget what they will do whenever they get enough power.

  4. From the evil Witchdoctor to the Pope, any religion has always been subverted into a tool for wicked people to perpetrate their crimes and then legitimise such crimes. Consequently, religions do attract a too high proportion of evil people. Such people are well motivated and thus rise to positions of rank within religious organisations. Political parties are fairly similar in the manner they court and nurture criminals.

    We can recognise that there are truly pious people who do strive to live a good life according to the tenets of their chosen belief.

    However, it is axiomatic that religion is the root of all evil.

    The puzzling thing for me – is how such organisations are tolerated in this day of abundant information and for many of us, real freedom to think and act.

    The telling phrase from Christianity is ‘The Shepherd and his Flock’. It was recognised millenia ago that people are inactive and prefer to be led rather than to lead. Of course, that too, explains why people have this overwhelming need to believe in something ethereal.

  5. From the evil Witchdoctor to the Pope, any religion has always been subverted into a tool for wicked people to perpetrate their crimes and then legitimise such crimes. Consequently, religions do attract a too high proportion of evil people. Such people are well motivated and thus rise to positions of rank within religious organisations. Political parties are fairly similar in the manner they nurture criminals.

    We can recognise that there are truly pious people who do strive to live a good life according to the tenets of their chosen belief.

    However, it is axiomatic that religion is the root of all evil.

    The puzzling thing for me – is how such organisations are tolerated in this day of abundant information and for many of us, real freedom to think and act.

    The telling phrase from Christianity is ‘The Shepherd and his Flock’. It was recognised millenia ago that people are inactive and prefer to be led rather than to lead. Of course, that too, explains why people have this overwhelming need to believe in something ethereal.

        1. And yet some of us Americans are well able to read and understand your posts on the first go, without resorting to looking things up. One can only speculate as to the reason someone so able to write eloquently, feels it necessary to stoop to intellectual snobbery.

    1. I often think of christianity as a form of emotional castration but that article was made me feel sick.

  6. There are a few horrible stories here, but the Catholic Church one is particularly egregious.

  7. “Church punished boys speaking about their abuse by castrating them ‘for being gay’ .” I read this article. I guess this is an example of Xtian compassion. Disgusting!

  8. About French elections, it’s no wonder gays prefer far right to conservative right party. The far right party of Mrs Le Pen has been very careful of respecting gays and Jews lately, at least in front of the media (a big change when you think her dad and former party leader was editing Nazi songs, and calling gays capons, among other things). In comparison, the presidential Party (conservative right) is very soft on their MPs verbal abuse, letting them claim for example that homosexuality is a threat to mankind.
    Of course many gays will remain true to the “Socialist Party” (which is not a socialist party, but a left-centrist social-democratic party – the true socialist party gets around 10% in polls) – after all, THEY allowed civil union for gays, in spite of a strong opposition from the right parties.

      1. idk i looked up that verse n its not right at all. it doesnt even sayin something even close. plus that story was written 4 yrs ago but the only other ppl to talk about it r talkn about that article. its like no one else at all wrote about it back then. just seemed made up i guess

    1. Siti Musdah Mulia is a woman professor in Indonesia,.

      She works for women’s and minority human rights.

      Therefore it is unsurprising her statements are not reported in mainstream media over there.

  9. On pornography, though, Santorum’s views can’t be written off as purely personal—he has stated a clear intent to use the levers of government to stop adults from making and watching porn.

    Why can’t people like him go crawl under a rock and die? They are exactly the same people that do exactly the opposite of what they preach. Think priests, preachers, POLITICIANS. It never was about morality but a thirst for absolute power.

    1. Santorum will not get the Republican nomination and even if he did, he certainly wouldn’t beat President Obama. Don’t worry about Santorum.

      1. “Santorum will not get the Republican nomination …”

        Oh, no! Don’t say that! I want him to wind the nomination sooooo bad …… just so he can and will be humiliated in the General Election by Obama. It could actually be a landslide for Obama.

        1. ** win the nomination.

          Sorry, but this “new” response system crashes my Firefox and it won’t let me edit anything.

          Way to “fix” it, josh.

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