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    https://www.out.com/news-opinion/201...utm_medium=ORG

    Belgium, Benin, Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, and Switzerland brought the ban forward, each of these countries having made LGBTQ rights a high priority in their legal initiatives.

    The United States voted no, and was joined by Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, China, Japan, Qatar, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which currently maintains a death penalty for the crime of sodomy.

    The resolution specifically blocks “the imposition of the death penalty as a sanction for specific forms of conduct, such as apostasy, blasphemy, adultery and consensual same-sex relations," according to the Los Angeles Blade.

 

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    There's got to be more to it than that... or is this just yet another in a long string of "Nope, you don't get to tell us what we can do" downvotes from US?


    I did like the slant of the article though, "On Friday, the United Nations voted to pass a resolution banning a death penalty for the crime of being homosexual, and to our immense relief, the motion passed with a vote of 27 to 13."

    As though the UN has any reach or impact.
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    As though the UN has any reach or impact.
    That makes it worse. A toothless "please do not do that" and they wouldn't even support that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guyjin View Post
    That makes it worse. A toothless "please do not do that" and they wouldn't even support that.
    Actually, it was a blanket condemnation of the death penalty followed by a 'If you're gonna do it anyway, leave these groups out of it.' While the latter bits are more than acceptable, the US isn't going to stop using the death penalty and so can't vote for a resolution that generally condemns it without being incredibly hypocritical. This was an attempted end run around the constantly failing HRC votes to ban the death penalty by adding some language at the end that can be used in sound bites you smear those voting against it. And, look, it worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovinomancer View Post
    Actually, it was a blanket condemnation of the death penalty followed by ...
    Ah, I thought there was more to it.
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    Pedo Poulos, ex-league member of Trump's League of Evil, Steve Bannon, and Breitbart's link to neonazis. Great people. We learn Pedo Poulos didn't write his infamous "alt-right" rebranding article and how Bannon used him to promote white supremacy. I'm sure Pedo Bunny will ignore rationalize this. If his news sources expose him to it. https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephberns...vVD#.rrA0EQMxv
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    https://theintercept.com/2017/10/11/...tes-asheville/

    neo-nazi tries to ignite race war in Asheville, media ignores it?!

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    Not enough juice. Nobody died as a result of it.
    Madness does not always howl. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "Hey, is there room in your head for one more?"

    I is before E except after C, then it's chaos man, mass chaos! Letters coming together into words, but then you go English and they put U's in places that just shouldn't go there... AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

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    https://thetab.com/us/2017/11/01/bri...-tampons-73531

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    Socially acceptable Nazis.

    Can't for the silcence on this one!

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    Reactionary cheerleader Milo Pedopoulos, is a terrible writer with little arguments. Editor shows notes to reveal Pedopoulos' ineptitude in court. https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...aled?CMP=fb_gu
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    I've heard an interesting theory about the reasoning behind anti-abortion and anti-sex education or abstinence only education.

    A counter-argument for these things is that they don't work and actually cause harm, and the people supporting these causes would not support a mother with an unwanted child if she had economical problems, and thus, the position is illogical.

    But the reasoning behind the stance is based on the idea that sex before marriage is morally wrong. It's a sin.
    And if sex before marriage leads to STDs or even an unwanted pregnancy and economical or social hardships for mother and child than that is just the just punishment for the sin. In fact, if we allowed abortion or recommend the use of condoms or the pill, we would undermine basically god's punishment for these people.

    It's a horrible view to me, but it seems more internally consistent to me, so maybe it's true?

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    Of course. In nations like the US people's troubles are blamed on their actions and the actions of their parents. If you're poor, it is because you are lazy and your parents thaught you laziness. It isn't because the system is rigged against poor people or their is systemic racism or sexism, etc. Black people are seen as unruly, violent and bad parents. So when an unarmed kis is murdered by the police for being black, they'll blame his murder on his character and/or his parents, and he got the punishment he deserved.

    This is all very perverse and backward, but as long as these nations' politicians try to get elected by catering to these views, by rigging the education system by teaching religious principales, or simply by empowering religious leaders, it won't change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustrum_Ridcully View Post
    economical or social hardships for mother and child than that is just the just punishment for the sin.
    Pretty sure the Bible says something about not blaming the child for the sins of the father so why should they support the child suffering? I'd just put it down to cognitive dissonance.
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