Monday, March 19, 2012

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Defends Criminalizing Homosexuality

You wonder how the Nobel Peace Prize Committee missed this sign of unprogressive thinking.  From the March 19, 2012 Guardian:
The Nobel peace prize winner and president of LiberiaEllen Johnson Sirleaf, has defended a law that criminalises homosexual acts, saying: "We like ourselves just the way we are."
In a joint interview with Tony Blair, who was left looking visibly uncomfortable by her remarks, Sirleaf told the Guardian: "We've got certain traditional values in our society that we would like to preserve."
Liberian legislation classes "voluntary sodomy" as a misdemeanour punishable by up to one year in prison, but two new bills have been proposed that would target homosexuality with much tougher sentences.
I am not supportive of such laws, but it is amusing to watch how the multiculturalists want us to respect traditional cultures and values...except when they are too much like our traditional culture and values.  Then the rules all change. 

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

I've written elsewhere that when Erich Hartmann, the top German Ace in WW2, was awarded the Knight's cross of the Iron Cross with Crossed Swords, Diamonds, Oak Leaves and whatnot by Hitler, he was asked to surrender his pistol. He refused,saying that if Herr Hitler doesn't want his pistol, he doesn't want his medal.
Sometimes you have to be a 19 year old smartass to say the truth.