It’s OK to execute homosexuals

The United Nations has a list of “discriminatory grounds” for executions … reasons to execute someone that the UN says are not OK. And, the UN just passed a resolution removing sexual orientation from that list.

This applies to state executions as well as hate killings.

Human rights defenders are protected by the resolution, as are journalists, lawyers, ethnic minorities, but gay and lesbian people no longer are.

This amendment comes out of Benin and a group of other African countries. Missionaries, what have you wrought?

Some of those voting to remove sexual orientation were countries where gays are known to be or thought to be executed or summarily killed including Iran, Nigeria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Iraq.

The UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and many European countries voted in favour of gays.



  1. #1 justlurking
    November 24, 2010


  2. #2 MadScientist
    November 24, 2010

    That’s just so screwed. Idiots wasting time changing laws so they can go about murdering people for their amusement. Next thing you know they’ll pass that resolution to prohibit criticism of religion. Well, that just means that it’s an item no longer agreed upon by member nations of the UN so it’s one less crime you can haul before an international court (not that the US recognizes the international courts).

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    November 24, 2010

    But Uganda does, and this is where we are waiting to see if there will be a purge of gay Ungandans. It is a pretty bad situation.

  4. #4 daedalus2u
    November 24, 2010

    If Uganda does do that, then there is an excellent case for political persecution of GLBT Ugandans and each and every one of them will have an excellent case for political asylum.

    I imagine that the US GLBT community and other human rights groups could come up with considerable numbers of air fares to bring GLBT refugees to the US in case of need.

  5. #5 Warren
    November 24, 2010

    This just makes my respect for the UN get one notch lower. That’s disappointing, because I actually believe in the principle behind it – but this is clearly an unprincipled decision they’ve made.

  6. #6 Vince Whirlwind
    November 24, 2010

    We’ve lain down with dogs and now we have fleas.

    Muslim countries should not be admitted to the UN in the first place: they are not compatible with modern civilisation.

  7. #7 Stephanie Z
    November 24, 2010

    Vince, don’t be an ass. The African countries that voted for the change are generally Christian, and we’ve got plenty of culpability in this ourselves.

  8. #8 gwen
    November 24, 2010

    Vince, it is worse than that, we laid down with dogs and now have mange or rabies or distemper…it is worse than just a case of fleas. This homophobia is driven as much by ‘good christian’ missionaries as it is by the koran. Both are equally culpable, and the most homophobic missionaries come from the good ‘ol USA..

  9. #9 Greg Laden
    November 24, 2010

    daedalus2u: So far no go on that. It will take GLBT Ugandans getting executed or jailed in larger numbers before that will work.

    Yeah, there is a problem with Islam, but this looks to be a Christian thing. The amendment was proposed by Benin which is primarily Christian. Uganda is primarily Christian. The African versions of Christianity are almost without exception derived from missionary style Christianian which is generally a more conservative version of whatever sect happen to send the missionaries.

  10. #10 peter
    November 24, 2010

    Just shows how dysfunctional the UN has become. The next thing that likely will be approved are laws protecting religion from criticism and ridicule and a ban on heresy.

    Welcome to the dark Ages again.

  11. #11 Rebecca
    November 28, 2010

    This is just digusting. I can’t believe that the UN is doing this. Shame on them!

  12. #12 gary
    February 9, 2011

    homosexuals are evil demons and my beliefs are in line with the book of romans in the bible. and people excepting this evil perversion are in support of the evil one and not true believers in god.

  13. #13 Rob
    February 9, 2011

    @gary – accepting*… along with numerous grammatical mistakes… Also, if you’re such a strong believer, perhaps you have thoughts on Leviticus 25:42-45?

    This story is truly sad, I hope something happens to rectify this mistake in international law.

  14. #14 Katie
    February 20, 2011

    This is very cruel behaviour, homosexuals are not bad people and people should respect who they are. SOME PEOPLE ARE GAY GET OVER IT!

  15. #15 Olivia
    February 20, 2011

    Why is there such a big deal about people in the world who are gay? If you had to hide away from the horrible public who want to kill you or hurt you how would you feel. God did create people to become evil to other people who maybe different. WE SHOULD ACCEPT THESE PEOPLE FOR WHO THEY ARE EVEN IF WE AREN’T THE SAME. Is there a right to execute? Why would you want to turn father against son, brother agaist brother or uncle against nethew against each other and kick them out of their home, you are born who you are.

  16. #16 David
    February 20, 2011

    Gays are normal people

  17. #17 IVELISSE
    May 12, 2011

    I am a Christian and i do not support the execution of homosexuals. I do think homosexuality is wrong but as a Christian i have heard the words of Jesus Christ when he said, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”