A minor moral victory for the United Nations

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    May 29, 2010 6:11 PM GMT
    Intervention by Ban Ki-Moon, the Secretary General of the UN has freed the Malawi couple jailed earlier this year for marrying.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/29/malawi-frees-jailed-gay-couple

    I think it's hard to overemphasise the bravery of this pair. Knowing full well the likely outcome, they went ahead anyway. If there are saints on earth, it is these two.
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    May 29, 2010 7:06 PM GMT
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37414379/ns/world_news-africa/
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    May 30, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
    I had heard about the pardon, but I hadn't heard about the UN role. Fantastic icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 30, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    Funny when I think of the UN, I still recall an international AIDS conference a few years ago, and the then Pope said he would only go if homosexuals and prostitutes where not included. They were OK with that, and the Pope attended, and prostitutes and homosexuals had no representation.
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    May 30, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    Thanks for posting that Tim!
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    May 30, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    We all too often hear the UN criticized in the USA. It is important to remember that although they are far from perfect that they can be a force for good.
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    May 30, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    TigerTim saidWe all too often hear the UN criticized in the USA. It is important to remember that although they are far from perfect that they can be a force for good.


    Just like me criticised, yet I'm not perfect, but I am a good force.icon_cool.gif
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    May 30, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    Pattison said
    TigerTim saidWe all too often hear the UN criticized in the USA. It is important to remember that although they are far from perfect that they can be a force for good.


    Just like me criticised, yet I'm not perfect, but I am a good force.icon_cool.gif


    haha
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    May 30, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    I was relieved to hear this, but I’m concerned about them being free in that country. They are lightening rods now. How safe are they?

    I pray they stay safe, or get the hell out…fast.
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    May 30, 2010 6:36 AM GMT
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    May 30, 2010 6:40 AM GMT
    n8698u saidI was relieved to hear this, but I’m concerned about them being free in that country. They are lightening rods now. How safe are they?

    I pray they stay safe, or get the hell out…fast.


    This is one of those cases where Canada should step up and just say... come over here guys.
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    May 30, 2010 6:57 AM GMT
    Pattison said
    TigerTim saidWe all too often hear the UN criticized in the USA. It is important to remember that although they are far from perfect that they can be a force for good.


    Just like me criticised, yet I'm not perfect, but I am a good force.icon_cool.gif



    this reminds me too much of something glen beck would say for me to be able to laugh.
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    May 30, 2010 10:12 AM GMT
    TigerTim saidWe all too often hear the UN criticized in the USA. It is important to remember that although they are far from perfect that they can be a force for good.


    Funny, outside of land of 'freedom', the UN is often seen as being kowtouing to the bully USA. Despite their (UN's) good intensions.
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    May 30, 2010 12:10 PM GMT
    Too bad the UN wasn't there when they publicly hung a gay couple a few years back in Iran.
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    May 30, 2010 12:11 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidWe all too often hear the UN criticized in the USA. It is important to remember that although they are far from perfect that they can be a force for good.


    Can be, but there're usually just really pussy about everything.
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    May 30, 2010 12:12 PM GMT
    Pattison said
    TigerTim saidWe all too often hear the UN criticized in the USA. It is important to remember that although they are far from perfect that they can be a force for good.


    Just like me criticised, yet I'm not perfect, but I am a good force.icon_cool.gif


    You're not good, you're just weird. You're like the trash can of the English language mixed with Kangaroo hair balls.
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    May 30, 2010 12:14 PM GMT
    JakeBenson said
    TigerTim saidWe all too often hear the UN criticized in the USA. It is important to remember that although they are far from perfect that they can be a force for good.


    Can be, but there're usually just really pussy about everything.


    They have to, the USA doesn't want it interfering with American interests. Otherwise how would we get Iraqi oil away from the French?
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    May 30, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    JakeBenson saidToo bad the UN wasn't there when they publicly hung a gay couple a few years back in Iran.


    I think a prerequisite of this sort of intervention is that Malawi and its government was susceptible to outside influences. As appalling as irans crimes against gays are, I don't see this sort of strategy working; in fact one can all too readily see how it might endanger gays further. Ahmedinejad, as we know, is a nutcase!
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    May 30, 2010 2:11 PM GMT
    JakeBenson saidToo bad the UN wasn't there when they publicly hung a gay couple a few years back in Iran.


    Oh wow, I didn't even know that there were gay people in Iran...
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    May 30, 2010 2:30 PM GMT
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    JakeBenson saidToo bad the UN wasn't there when they publicly hung a gay couple a few years back in Iran.


    Oh wow, I didn't even know that there were gay people in Iran...


    There aren't anymore, they were hanged, silly careless reader!
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    May 30, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
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    Pattison said
    TigerTim saidWe all too often hear the UN criticized in the USA. It is important to remember that although they are far from perfect that they can be a force for good.


    Just like me criticised, yet I'm not perfect, but I am a good force.icon_cool.gif


    You're not good, you're just weird. You're like the trash can of the English language mixed with Kangaroo hair balls.


    I love it when you talk so dirty to me, but you will have t let go and get over me; and you said you wouldn't notice icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif