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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:43 AM
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Indonesia’s Aceh to allow public lashings for gays
Source: By The Associated Press

Indonesia’s Aceh to allow public lashings for gays
By The Associated Press
09.16.2009 11:07am EDT

(Indonesia) Lawmakers in a devoutly Muslim Indonesian province voted unanimously that adulterers can be sentenced to death by stoning, just months after voters overwhelmingly chose to throw conservative Islamic parties out of power.

With only weeks to go before a new government led by a moderate party takes over in Aceh province, hard-liners still in control of the regional parliament pushed through legislation Monday to impose steep punishments for adultery and homosexuality.

The chairman of the 69-seat house asked if the bill could be passed into law and members answered in unison: “Yes, it can.” Some members of the moderate Democrat Party, which will lead the incoming government, voiced reservations, but none of them voted against the bill.

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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:52 AM
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1. .
:puke:


:grr:

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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:21 AM
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2. Wasn't that where the Christmas Day tsunami originated?
Apparently, God Hates Aceh. :eyes:
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:37 AM
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3. More bitter fruit from islam and the sharia
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:37 AM
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4. I guess we democrats are the same everywhere
a lot of lip but no teeth.

At least the writing is on the wall - those regional parliamentary rules just mean that those regions are doomed. Without a notable staple export (oil), conservative societies cannot build the social infrastructure to sustain economic growth, urbanization and cultural development.

And yet another reason to keep religion out of government.
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GillesDeleuze Donating Member (841 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:05 PM
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5. because nothing says "we're straight" like a public lashing
why don't they just put on a musical about proper sexual roles...
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