Thursday, October 5, 2017

Could We Possibly Sink Any Lower?

[TRIGGER WARNING: RANK HOMOPHOBIA]

It takes a lot to make me lose my mind these days but damn this took the fucking cake.

U.S. Government Defends Voting Against U.N. Ban on Death Penalty For Homosexuality


And here's the thing. It's the U.N. They didn't ban the death penalty for being a gay. They passed a resolution to officially condemn the practice. Basically they voted to say "hey countries don't do that pls" and the U.S. said "lol nah."

The resolution, which condemned the use of the death penalty “arbitrarily or in a discriminatory manor,” passed 27-13 last Friday. It called for capital punishment to be banned “as a sanction for specific forms of conduct, such as apostasy, blasphemy, adultery, and same-sex relationships,” and criticized its use on minors, mentally ill people, and pregnant women.

Wow well done. I'm sure all the countries murder gay people for being gay will stop immediately.

Oh, and our excuse for voting no is fantastic right after congress passed that 20-week abortion ban because all life is so precious.

“The United States is disappointed to have voted against that resolution,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert assured journalists on Thursday. 
“We voted against that resolution because of broader concerns with the resolution’s approach in condemning the death penalty in all circumstances, and it called for the abolition of the death penalty altogether. We had hoped for a balanced and inclusive resolution that would better reflect the positions of states that continue to apply the death penalty lawfully, as the United States does.”

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