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Thu Jul 12, 2012, 03:44 AM

21. Exactly how important or needed is this feature?

You know, David, I have said to you before, you can't please everyone. I have even posted the "The Man, The Son, and The Donkey" fable a few times. However, I stand with my family on this. Associating this site with a country, which is STILL contemplating a law to EXECUTE gays, is offensive! Have you ever read the "Kill the Gays" bill? Skinner, it calls for Ugandan citizens to be deported back to Uganda for punishment, possible execution, for homosexual behavior in other countries!!

Is this "feature" really worth associating the Democratic Underground with a country where elected/appointed officials publicly call for MURDERING gays, publicly out them (leading to disappearances and murder), and they (the politicians) face no condemnation except from the international community?!

I loathe, LOATHE, making Holocaust comparisons, especially clumsy ones, but...would you also consider linking our site to Nazi Germany? Clearly, Uganda is not Nazi Germany, but the political, anti-gay propaganda is eerily reminiscent of the anti-Semitic rhetoric of Hitler's Germany.

Homophobia is much more than calling us "fags and dykes." It is more than repeating, like the Ugandan government, that we are child molesters. Homophobia is also ignoring homophobia.

Please, reconsider this feature.

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Skinner Jul 2012 OP
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Ian David Jul 2012 #28
struggle4progress Jul 2012 #4
UnrepentantLiberal Jul 2012 #8
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #9
DCKit Jul 2012 #16
CreekDog Jul 2012 #20
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Behind the Aegis Jul 2012 #21
LaurenG Jul 2012 #22
steve2470 Jul 2012 #23
Jamastiene Jul 2012 #24
Ian David Jul 2012 #29
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