Stop and imagine for a moment what it would be like to be stoned to death – buried up to your chest with only your neck and head above ground and pelted with rocks (small ones so you don’t die too quickly) until your flesh is ripped open and the pain is unbearable and you finally die. Now think about the fact that such killings, of gays and women who are not virgins or are caught in adultery, are routine in much of the Islamic world. This blog even has a link to a video of an actual stoning, which I cannot watch. And this blog has some suggestions on what we can do to help stop such killings. I have a hard time imagining anything more barbaric than this. The sooner it no longer exists on our planet, the better.