UN: It's ok to execute gays

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    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.



    It's OK to execute homosexuals : Greg Laden's Blog

    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2010/gashc3997.doc.htm

    I'm a big fan of the UN but I'm may be changing.
     
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    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.


    Why am I not surprised by this list.

    Good grief, the UN is becoming a laughing stock.
     
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    What do you mean becoming? It's been a laughing stock for decades. The sooner it collapses and disappears the better for the planet as a whole. It is a den of corruption.
     
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    Why are you a big fan of the UN? they are a joke, the UN is ok with killing gays because they don't want to offend the Muslim countries like Iran that do it.
     
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    Like I need another reason to want the UN sent packing and their real estate in the US sold and applied toward the debt. :evil:

    Thanks, Sky.
     
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    Disappointing, at the least. Why don't the critics of the UN demand it reform? When I was a child, the UN was relevant.
     
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    The UN was never relevant.
     
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    We need to kick the UN out of the US and stop supporting it! I am tired of the money we spend on it. I am tired of the UN sending the US military out as its personal police and we foot the bill.

    Fuck the UN
     
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    That's a cynical view and I disagree. You're entitled to your opinion, of course. If there is one thing I hate it's cynicism.
     
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    I tend to file the UN under that saying 'the road to hell is paved with good intentions'. It was a good idea.... and is an abject failure.
     

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