We know what the US would look like if radical theists like Warren, Robertson, Dobson, James Kennedy, or any doughy sweat-stained evangelical were in a position of real authority.
Because other countries, even ‘secular’ ones, dont have the same luxury of the separation of church and state as we do. People in other countries are forced to live their lives under the greasy shadow of beautiful, hope inspiring religion.
Senegal: Court Sentences Nine Men to Heavy Jail Sentences for Sodomy
On January 8, 2008, the nine men appeared in court to respond to charges of criminal conspiracy and engaging in acts against the order of nature. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) was informed that lawyers for the defense had had limited access to case files and little time to prepare for the court hearing. The men were condemned to a sentence of 8 years in jail although the prosecutor had asked for a sentence of 5 years, which is the maximum penalty provided by Senegalese law in sodomy cases.
But these werent just your average Allah-hating faggots that deserve to be killed. These were HIV/AIDS advocates. And while sane humans like you and I know that ~60% of HIV cases in Senegal are heterosexual women, which means those fine, upstanding, moral Muslim men cheat on their wives/girlfriends with prostitutes, these nine men were targeted by the Senegal police (Criminal Investigations Division) because of their HIV advocacy.
Homosexuality is illegal, AIDS is a fag disease, therefore if you are an AIDS advocate or HIV+ youre a fag and youre going to spend the next 8 years in jail.
What. The. Fuck.
We cannot solve the HIV/AIDS crisis while theistic homophobia is supported by the government. It keeps ‘non-fags’ from testing, being open with their sexual partners, and away from treatment. And yet… we have ‘Conservative Christians’ and ‘Conservative Muslims’ fighting for precisely that kind of ‘religious freedom’. Freedom to have their secular governments enforce religious law.
Can you honestly tell the difference between these comments from Muslims in Senegal, and comments we hear day in, day out from evangelicals in the US?
In a statement, CAIS [Collective of Senegalese Islamic Associations] denounced “the increase in homosexuality in Senegal” and proclaimed that “for several years, homosexual lobbies have led a wide-ranging offensive aimed at destabilizing our society. The recent escalation of this insidious homosexual campaign has led to a scandalous celebration of an unnatural marriage which gravely threatens to undermine our moral values and our country’s stability.” The group called upon authorities to “combat homosexuality before it’s too late.”
“degradation of morality and disrespect for religious values”
“undermining decency and an unnatural marriage”
“invite the active forces of the country to face what it considers to be the repeated assaults by the enemies of faith and morality, who unscrupulously attack those sacred values which constitute the very essence of the noblest virtues of our society.”
“the advent of so many forms of media in Senegal has led to a degradation of morality, because these radio and TV programmes do not conform to our cultural and religious realities.”
… When it comes to the ‘faith and morality’ of CAIS or Rick Warren, Im quite proud to be an ‘enemy of faith and morality’, thank you very much.