metta8 saidSaudi man jailed and to receive 450 lashes over Twitter ‘homosexual contacts’
That's why I don't like supporting them by buying their oil. We all need to conserve and become more energy efficient. Why give our money to some human abusers! WHY??
It's a choice of supporting something that's bad over something that's even worse. Other countries in the region, such as Iran, execute gay people.
The extremists have an ugly, destructive culture -- one that makes right-wing Christianity seem benign by comparison.
I earlier times, some Christians did the same sort of thing. People were burned alive at the stake. Then, there was the Catherine wheel; the victim was tied to the wheel and by using a hammer or similar instrument, his bones were broken between the spokes. Pincers were used to pull off pieces of flesh. The torture could go on for days before the victim died.
The basic problem is that some pious people think that they have a monopoly on truth and that they have a right to use any means available to force their beliefs onto others. I'm convinced that even now some Christians believe that and would act accordingly if they were able to do so. That explains why gay men and women in some African countries are being persecuted.
A more enlightened approach recognizes that there is much that we do not understand, that all of us have some mistaken beliefs, that God is concerned mainly with how we treat each other, and that we will not be condemned for a few mistaken beliefs.