Posts Tagged ‘anti-gay discrimination’

Nigeria Celebrates Homophobia and Hetero Infidelity

| December 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
AIDS advocacy poster

Richard Ammon December 12, 2011 The following homophobic and irrational opinion article appeared in the Nigerian Vanguard newspaper today written by Kola Animasaun. This was written in light of the impending passage of a virulent anti-gay statute in the Nigerian senate. (I quote the first four paragraphs) “Where do human rights begin and where do they end? I should think they should begin with al God-given rights and end where God’s laws naturally “adhere to proper human rights.” “But the British Prime Minister has extended it to include making homosexuality legal. The British have been doing the best for themselves to redraw the natural laws in the last few years. They have made nonsense of the Bible and the Qur’an. And you want to believe that they do not believe in any of them. “You hear of partners – male and female – living together and making nonsense of the

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Britain Threatens Homophobic Countries with Aid Cuts

| October 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
Navi Pillay

How fine is this: the British government is threatening to cut its foreign aid to homophobic countries because of their laws and treatment against LGBT citizens. If only more wealthy countries got serious about backing up their human rights standards with financial penalties we might see some serious change of policies in places like Malawi, Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon and Jamaica. These and scores of other small states make blood sport and score political points with homophobic rhetoric and organized anti-gay assaults. (photo right, UK Prime Minister David Cameron) Such barbaric behavior is not just ‘simple violence’, it is a deep reflection of a society’s public health, of their integrity and justice values. To treat any minority with disdain or abuse because of a superficial variation of religion, ethnicity or sexuality is a measure of the core heart of a culture. In the case of many homophobic countries this core is morally corrupt

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More Anti-Gay Distortions and Lies From Another Church

| July 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Herbert W Armstrong

The following editorial is from ‘The Trumpet‘, an online newsletter of the Church of God, regarding the California law that requires some gay history to be included in public school education curricula: “Landmark law reveals that the war against family is intensifying” –“California’s public schools will be required to teach students about the contributions of homosexual Americans beginning on January 1, 2012, after Gov. Jerry Brown (photo right) signed a landmark bill June 16, 2011 requiring the material to be added to social studies textbooks and curricula… –“The California Family Council said that since the material is not part of a sexual education’ class, parents will not have an opting-out option, and will not be told beforehand about classes teaching the new material… –“Opponents were upset with Brown’s decision to sign the bill, and questioned whether instruction about homosexuals in public schools is necessary. “If children in other countries are

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Being Gay is Political–Like It or Not

| January 12th, 2010 | 2 Comments »

Richard Ammon. January 11, 2010 Someone recently reviewed my website,, and thought it was not focused well. Was it a gay site? A travel site? A human rights advocacy site? A political site? A news reports site? My reply was short: being openly gay at the turn of the 21st is a political act that invokes human rights activity and generates much news around the world. I wish it were not so but so be it. Being born with a certain hormonal/genetic propensity—that has nothing to do with behavior or environment–toward same-sex attraction has always been a physiological occurrence within the humanoid species, like it or not. Just as left-handers or gregariousness or mental brilliance or genital endowment arise out of the mysterious ooze of prenatal fluids, tissues and embryos. As these few ‘different’ people (aren’t we all different?) get to be five or nine or thirteen or

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