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Wed Apr 3, 2019, 03:35 PM

Brunei laws punishing LGBT people with whipping, stoning 'to be implemented next week'

Brunei is set to introduce new laws next week that could see LGBT people whipped or stoned to death for same-sex relations, according to human rights groups that have urged the country to abandon the plan.

Homosexuality is already illegal and punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment in the tiny sultanate, but the changes would see Brunei become the first Asian country to make homosexuality punishable by death.

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Socially conservative attitudes prevail across much of Asia with Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei banning sexual relationships between men while Indonesia has seen an increase in raids targeting LGBT people in recent years.

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"It is horrible. Brunei is imitating the most conservative Arab states," he said.

Homosexuality is punishable by death in several Muslim-majority countries, including death by stoning in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Mauritania.


While some countries don't have the best track record on LGBTQIA rights, some countries have their religious beliefs pushing them to extremes, like the ones where being gay can bring the death penalty.

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Reply Brunei laws punishing LGBT people with whipping, stoning 'to be implemented next week' (Original post)
Lordquinton Apr 2019 OP
MineralMan Apr 2019 #1
SWBTATTReg Apr 2019 #4
Major Nikon Apr 2019 #2
Lordquinton Apr 2019 #3

Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 03:40 PM

1. Once again, an interpretation of religious scripture leads to misery and death

for some. This unconscionable law is driven by religious bigotry. Once again, religion is not necessarily a beneficial thing for society. All too often, it is just the opposite.

And for those who say this is not based on religion, I suggest more research. Here's a good place to start:

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/pwh/quran-homo.asp

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 04:04 PM

4. Thanks. I get put aside when I see all of this hatred and bigotry out there in full gear...

in today's times. Even in our own country, where you see them thumping the bible and (mis) interpreting the bible to 'quote' the word of god to their own needs. Good thing that there are an increasing larger percentage of the population not falling for these hateful edicts and ignore the religious hypocrisy and put downs and go for the substance of a person, regardless of color, gender, sexual orientation, religious or not religious backgrounds, etc.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 03:53 PM

2. Chinese atheists prove religion is not to blame

Just thought Id throw that out there and beat the rush.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 03:54 PM

3. I thought about putting it in the OP,

but I figured it would show up either way.

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