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  1. Mumbo Jumbo 5 Jul 2011, 10:51am

    “……referring to homosexuality as an unnatural “disease” from the west.”

    So, he’s never taken a look at any carvings on the ancient Hindu temples then?

    1. Paula Thomas 5 Jul 2011, 10:52am

      beat me to it!! Homosexuality has long been a part of Hindu culture!

      1. first of he is not hindu but Muslim so i guess he never saw Konark or Khajuraho temple in his life otherwise he would have known homosexuality older then to hinduism before even western civilization born.. he is just a bigoted idiot.. shame on him

        1. Jock S. Trap 5 Jul 2011, 11:27am

          He probably has but ignorance tends to reign supeme.

        2. George Broadhead 5 Jul 2011, 1:27pm

          If he is in fact a Muslim, why should anyone be surprised at his homophobic outburst?

          1. soapbubblequeen 5 Jul 2011, 3:14pm

            That’s right George. Every ‘straight’ Muslim man I have encountered has a problem or issue with being gay.

          2. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 12:42am

            Enough of the Religiophobia already
            His religion is not responsible for his idiocy – he is clearly more than capable of choosing that himself…
            He’s the Minister of Health for focks sake! He should know better! (Quite literally!)

          3. His religion is not responsible for his idiocy
            Agreed. It is our behavior (the promiscuous anonymous sex, the drug use, the polygamy) that has justly angered many people that could have been on our side but are not.

          4. @Pepa

            You may be polygamous and engage in drug taking and anonymous sex ….

            Not me, so choose you language carefully

          5. @ pepa, a Muslim is hardly going to object to polygamy, is he?

      2. Rich (original) 5 Jul 2011, 3:27pm

        Homosexuality never has been a part of Hindu culture. There no single referrence about paederasty in anscient Hindu scriptures.Homosexuality doesn’t extends Mankind, therefore, its worthless.

        1. Bob Robinson 5 Jul 2011, 4:41pm

          Illiteracy doesn’t “extends Mankind” either

        2. jamestoronto 5 Jul 2011, 10:14pm

          If you are going to post this garbage at least do us all a favour. Take an English course to that will be taught how to spell those BIG words, and the syntax (another BIG) of the language.

          Better still, JUST GO AWAY.

        3. Rich, It does extend mankind in every way possible. Until of course gay sex liberals and the GLF hijacked it all.
          But if you refer to reproduction… well that’s something heterosexuals do, and should do more often… but if one were to accept your Darwinian approach then all those heterosexuals that are deemed not to “extend” the human race or are not “fit” to suit the purposes of the corporate chiefs would have to be extinguished or murdered in gas chambers. This is what the British Royal family and their neo-scientific fascists and humanists advocate for.

          1. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 12:43am


          2. “This is what the British Royal family and their neo-scientific fascists and humanists advocate for.”

            WTF? LOL! Guess who can’t afford medical treatment for schizophrenia.

          3. Jock S. Trap 6 Jul 2011, 8:06am

            Crazy says what now?

          4. Paddyswurds 6 Jul 2011, 2:00pm

            ………”well that’s something heterosexuals do, and should do more often… but if one were to accept your”
            I think a little less activity by the breeders is called for as the planet is already overpopulated by som 2.5 billion, i’m sure you’ll agree.

        4. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 12:40am

          What s ‘pederasty’ got to do with anything?
          I take it you havent looked at the Kama Sutra then?

          1. Pederasty was mainly propaganda that was spread by the gays in NAMBLA who wanted to have sex with young boys during the 70’s. Although it has been documented only a very few number of gay people actually were pederasts, and the ones that were the relationship was exclusive and not centered around sex. Today such relationships wouldn’t work because we’re sex-centered. That is why gay men formed NAMBLA in the 70’s, to legitimize gay sex with young teens and even young boys as young as 5, using the Kinsey report as their justification and backbone.

          2. @Staircase

            Meet Pepa, another of our trolls (has been missing for a little while), Pepa is a bit confused – extreme right wing American Christian gay apparently (not that I’m convinced) who gets on calling people gay sex activists (you should see the definition – its a hoot! – he made it up!), accusing people he has never met of being rapists and says all child protection workers are paedophiles but won’t report his own concerns of child abuse that he has – but of course thats not his fault its everyone elses. He also has a very strong dislike for our Royal Family but is ignorant to many truths about the UK.

          3. Jock S. Trap 6 Jul 2011, 8:09am

            LOL… Oh pepa, weither intentional or not you good for a laugh.

            One question though… If you think people don’t take you seriously when your commenting when you make yourself a laughing stock, how do you get on in life?

            You must know people treat you just the same… With very little or no respect.

          4. Spanner1960 6 Jul 2011, 6:46pm

            Pederasty is an antiquated term for homosexuality because it sometimes involved boys.

          5. Jock S. Trap 7 Jul 2011, 9:27am

            Which it has to be said Spanner, pepa has way to much interest in for my liking.

        5. Rich (original) 6 Jul 2011, 12:34pm

          Pepa, you sounds as a paederast in your comments. Most gay are paederasts for sure. I really believe so. If they really loves kids, that’s one thing, but they perverting their minds and spoils their souls, and that’s terrible….

          1. Do you EVER change the record? You have the intellectual prowess and originality of potato.

          2. Will, to be fair I think potatoes might actually be a little more intelligent.

          3. Jock S. Trap 6 Jul 2011, 2:43pm

            Indeed, you can do a lot with potatoes!

        6. You are so completely ignorant ‘Rich’, you embarrass yourself every time you post.

          FYI, at least half of the gay men and women I know are PARENTS, I for one!

          ‘Pederasty’ has nothing to do with homosexuality, it is paedophilia, a crime overwhelmingly committed by heterosexual men and all too often against their daughters, step-daughters, nieces and granddaughters.

    2. India is a disease-ridden hell-hole. I feel quite complimented to be criticised by one of its representatives. Because of religion, ‘outcast’ children die in the streets there, while pilgrims feed the hordes of rats that are welcomed in temples.

      Any criticism from such a place, be it from a Hindu or from a follower of the Paedophile Bandit, is hilarious.

      1. Rich (original) 5 Jul 2011, 3:38pm

        India is a great country, however, there are some homosexual degenerates spreading infectious and filthy diseases with their chlamydia, syphilis, honorrhea hiv infected anal sphincters and rectums in human population. India need to isolate such dangerouos antisocial elements from society and use chemicals for farther elimination of harmful creatures.

        1. Rich says: “India is a great country, however, there are some homosexual degenerates spreading infectious and filthy diseases with their chlamydia, syphilis, honorrhea hiv infected anal sphincters and rectums in human population.”
          The answer is simple, Rich. Just stop going there.

          1. Spanner1960 6 Jul 2011, 6:50pm

            Pepa: “gay sex activists do not want to address these problems, they want to sexualize, drug up, sicken and destroy our community.”
            Er… What “community”? That concept is a complete misnomer and a myth. Gay men are only interested in other gay men when there’s cock involved.

        2. Another Hannah 5 Jul 2011, 6:29pm

          India has many terrible diseases, almost none of them caused by homosexuality

          1. Here in the west we don’t have “diseases” (except for HIV and STIs thanks to gay sex activists) we have disorder that is being caused by the gay community. Only about 8% or so are actually in stable relationships, while in the gay community we are 5 times more likely to abuse drugs than any other group, we are likely to transmit sexually transmitted diseases 7 more times than heterosexual counterparts… we are 4 times more likely to kill ourselves as we are encouraged by the “it gets better” campaign and worship suicide as a good thing that we have no control over… gay people are 3 times more likely to abuse their partners, and are 8 times more likely to cheat on them… Yet gay sex activists do not want to address these problems, they want to sexualize, drug up, sicken and destroy our community.

          2. “Only about 8% or so are actually in stable relationships”

            Made this one up, did you?

          3. @ Pepa
            There is simply nothing as sad and pathetic as a homosexual homophobe. You are a disgrace not just to gay men, but to all humanity. Get some help.

          4. Jock S. Trap 6 Jul 2011, 8:11am

            Wow pepa, way to judge everyone one on your own bitter meaningless life!

          5. Jock S. Trap 6 Jul 2011, 2:44pm

            … clearly you can’t do much with a steaming hypocrite like Rich!

    3. Another Hannah 5 Jul 2011, 6:31pm

      All aid should be ended.

      1. No it shouldn’t. Aid is to help poor fellow human beings who need help NOT their ignorant bigoted and stupid political leaders

    4. Another Hannah 5 Jul 2011, 6:32pm

      Why are we and other western countries giving aid to India given attitudes like this?

      1. Hi Jonpol, thanks for the petition link

    5. soapbubblequeen 7 Jul 2011, 7:57pm

      @Pepa. You sound as if you have a distorted view. Even if those activities are the case in some circles on the gay scene, freedom of behaviour is not a justification for this man’s viewpoint. As to ‘religiophobia’, is it any wonder some of us are religiophobic, given the way that the leaders and voices of organized religion(s) like Christianity and Islam still seem to think subtle, and not-so-subtle, homophobia is still acceptable? And what I mean by homophobia in this case is encouraging others to see us somehow second-class citizens.

  2. well well Mr. Azad.. what else we can expect from narrow minded people like you.. you forgot we don’t live in 18th century anymore infact ancient Indians were more open minded about sexuality then you people are, such a shame that you are health minister & you such narrow minded bigot, i want to know what your leaders like Mrs. Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi thinks ultimately you people are mare puppets.. shame on you..

    1. Rich (original) 5 Jul 2011, 3:39pm

      You are stupid, Pamela: he is a medical doctor and more scientifically educated then you – for sure!

      1. He’s also a Muslim, so he may as well not be educated at all.

        1. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 12:47am

          This is nonsense – you can’t take a sensible path in the argument and then completely negate it by talking bigoted gibberish yourself.
          Enough of the Islamophobia already.
          It’s like I’m reading one bigoted individual argue with himself with that lot above…

      2. He has a deep knowledge of his dogma, but apparently no useful knowledge of anything else.

      3. Science is only as good as the scientist using it. Most scientists are good, moral, educated, and most importantly open minded individuals. But there is a very loud minority of scientists who hate science, who use it for political purposes, to spread an agenda and to denounce skeptics who want more evidence (like yours truly). These authoritarians aren’t scientists (reminds me of Will) but hardcore fascists of the third now fourth Reich

        1. and yet again we resort to Godwins law

          I have missed you Pepa (like a hole in the head) but having had a period without you, it brings me to realise just how similar you sound in your venom and distressed state to Rich the troll … very similar, very confused …. very wrong

        2. “Science is only as good as the scientist using it.”

          Then you know very little about science. Another gem form one so uneducated.

          1. Rich (original) 6 Jul 2011, 12:43pm

            Even you are a nasty creature, I do agree with you that scientists are not in use of science per se.

          2. “Even you are a nasty creature, I do agree with you that scientists are not in use of science per se.”

            When a low like uneducated piece of filth like you says that to someone like me, I can only take it in the highest regard, so thank you.

          3. David Myers 7 Jul 2011, 2:36am

            Will. You got it. That’s the way to react to idiots like Rich, or better yet ignore them completely – it drives them (the trolls) mad!

  3. First of all, calling homosexuality western is laughable

    Secondly, calling it a disease is detestable and risible

    Finally, neither of attitudes is in keeping with the stature of a minister of state (particularly in a country that regards itself as an up and coming democracy) – this man should go.

    He lacks the integrity to hold high office and it is shame on the Indian people that he has responsibility for health

    1. Rich (original) 5 Jul 2011, 3:45pm

      India is an actual democratic country because it is a REPUBLIC with its CONSTITUTIONAL law. In such light England – is a monarchist and degenerated appendix of Europe…. Nothing but a permanent shame of the world….

      1. Er… no. The UK is a democracy with a monarch as figurehead.

        India is largely an impoverished caste-based society, riddled with corruption and your maggoty relatives.

        1. Er No.
          The monarch according to YOUR own law IS the head of state, head of the armed forces, head of the church of england, owns most of the British land, head of the London City, head of the Banks, head of the commonwealth… It gets to me when Brits are too damn naive of their fascist, inbred, murderous, bigoted, racist, homophobic queen.

          1. That could be a description of you.

          2. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 12:53am

            What the FOCK are you on about?
            You’re full of pretentious drivel. All of the posts you’ve done in this thread are what I call ‘eloquent pretentiousness’ – you’re using words to make you sound clever all the time while the actual content is mostly ridiculous bollocks.
            Granted the UK is effectively and elected Dictatorship – but that has nothing to do with the Queen/Crown.
            While the Crown is OFFICIALLY head of state, in real terms it is only a symbolic figurehead with far less real power than the US Presidency for example.
            The Crown’s power diminishes with every passing year. The problem with people living outside of the UK is that many (yourself included) clearly don’t understand how our Constitution works.
            Granted there are lots of problems with it but its not what you’re erroneously describing it to be….

          3. While the Crown is OFFICIALLY head of state, in real terms it is only a symbolic figurehead with far less real power than the US Presidency for example.
            If that were the case than there shouldn’t be any fuss over getting rid of the monarchy, all of the big palaces, ships, planes, bank accounts, titles, and lands. I mean all of this is just “pure symbolism” right?
            Again, some of you Brits (which are in the minority) are too naive. Do your homework.

          4. What the FOCK are you on about?
            Now, now, now. Be nice. I thought you gay sex liberals were all nice and tolerant people. *Trying not to laugh*
            All of the posts you’ve done in this thread are what I call ‘eloquent pretentiousness’ –
            LOL. In what way and under what standard? Simply because you disagree? My word.

          5. Where are Brits in the minority? In Britain? Try again – talking rubbish

            Now if you said globally, yes numerically Brits are in the minority, but then so are Americans globally a minority numerically

            So, your point is?

          6. Jock S. Trap 6 Jul 2011, 8:16am

            Pepa – You don’t alf talk a load of sh!t!

      2. Strange how Rich’s English has deteriorated again.
        No the UK is a constitutional democracy with a monarch as head of state, recognised worldwide as having the mother of all parliaments.

        1. He is from Nigeria.

          1. So are you, from the look of your posts.

          2. Nope. I’m from Arizona.
            This guy told me that he is from Nigeria

          3. His level and ability of English changes drastically from one post to another which suggests he may be more than one person. He may claim to be from Nigeria – and that may be accurate (for one of his identities) but he has made so many errors no Muslim would make – he is a fraud

          4. “Nope. I’m from Arizona.”

            No sh!t. You sound like an inbred moron. Bet you like to shoot homo-mo-sexuals while drinking Coors in your 1956 pick-up truck. “‘dem der homo-mo-sexuals have dat aids and likes to mess wit’ the little ‘uns”

        2. Jock S. Trap 6 Jul 2011, 8:18am


          Rich is probably all mad coz his other posts under trollfromgaza has been removed!

          1. Yeah, I did laugh.

          2. Yeah that stunt didnt work did it

      3. India is an actual democratic country because it is a REPUBLIC with its CONSTITUTIONAL law
        @Rich (Original), and India’s Caste System is that democratic?

    2. Another Hannah 5 Jul 2011, 6:30pm

      Why is this country getting aid from the west given this?

      1. I don’t think aid should be stopped because of homophobia, I don’t think that India is an institutionalized homophobic state, since many regions in India do perform gay weddings and marriage ceremonies.
        But I do think aid should stop to these countries (especially from the IMF, which the UK supplies 45% of its money) so that they can be responsible to their own people instead of being whores to the west.

        1. But they can’t survive without the West. Even when Pakistani men move over here, almost fifty per cent of them can not support their families without benefits.

          1. Yes they can. India has over a billion people, a huge workforce, lots of resources, markets, and capital. It can easily trade with the west, like many other countries. I am oppose to the west baby sitting third world countries and destroying their democracies and wealth.

          2. You’re not listening. It’s irrelevant how many people have inbred in India. I’m telling you that almost half of all Muslims in the UK are on welfare. When your ass is in the air to Allah five times a day, it leaves little time for work. Can’t you see how absurd their lifestyle is? Are you a Muslim, by any chance? May I refer to you as Pepa Pig, out of respect?

        2. Rich (original) 6 Jul 2011, 12:52pm

          Pepa, where did you get info that “many regions in India do perform gay weddings and marriage ceremonies”? You’re talking nonsence for sure.

          1. “You’re talking nonsence for sure.”

            You and him both. You both are clinically insane.

          2. Pot. Kettle. Black. Stench.

          3. Takes one to know one!!!

          4. Jock S. Trap 7 Jul 2011, 2:36pm

            Indeed JohnK!

  4. Andrew Wells 5 Jul 2011, 11:22am

    He clearly isn’t up-to-date with what not only the World Health Organization, but also pretty much every psychiatric and psychological association out there says about homosexuality. What a pathetic “health minister” he is, then.

  5. India … Wow way to start regressing to the dark ages.

    1. Sounds like it , shame on them

    2. Rich (original) 5 Jul 2011, 3:48pm

      Idiot, did you you ever has been in India? No? Therefore shot your dirty, diseased by London’s gay-chlamydia mouth! You are a stinking creature, nothing more!….

      1. India is disease, poverty and death. Like your mom’s bedroom.

      2. Rich

        I suggest you check the list of concerns regarding infectious diseases in India then compare it to the UK and then try and argue your point … you won’t succeed

        1. Rich has no desire to argue his point. He’s just a young man sat at his computer frothing with hate and frustration at his own life and his repressed homosexual desires.
          Pity him – I know I do – but just report his comments and don’t interact. He thrives on responses because any response is good in his book and makes a change from his normal, miserable life.

        2. Actually the gay community as a whole is in far worse shape than India. I heard that Indian life expectancy far surpasses that of the gay community.
          I think this minister’s concerns are justified being that the gay community is riddled with many social, psychological, and health problems.

          1. You don’t source your claims, so can be safely ignored.

          2. No. You ignore because you are in denial. And you want to keep the community in denial. This is why HIV is on the rise both in America and in your country. Your denial is whats killing gay men.

          3. You’re confused. The fastest growing group with AIDS are African heterosexuals. Don’t tell me that the Queen of England did that to them as well.

          4. Your figures you have tried to quote on HIV infection in the LGBT communities are risible, massively out of date and inaccurate.

            Comparing UK citizens with India (in terms of infectious diseases) which still has problems with typhoid, malaria, cholera, etc etc and also has HIV – its a very different picture with much better health prospects and provision in the UK

          5. “I heard that Indian life expectancy far surpasses that of the gay community.”

            You heard??? Are we now supposed to believe your hearsay dribble and accept it as fact.

            I do notice you do not reference any of these ridiculous “facts” that look like you borrowed off the NARTH page.


          6. pepa, have you been to India? Do you know just how many children die there from preventable illnesses? How little access basic to healthcare so many people have? Your comment is offensive and totally untrue.
            Looks like you’ve been swallowing too much right-wing fundie propaganda because that gay ‘life expectancy’ thing was mentioned by a fundie on here before and has been completely disproven.

          7. ” I heard that Indian life expectancy far surpasses that of the gay community.”
            Which gay community would that be, pepa?

          8. Jock S. Trap 14 Jul 2011, 11:04am

            Actually pepa, I think you’ll find it’s you and your ilks hatred that is killing people.

            pepa = biggest denier of them all.

      3. “Idiot, did you you ever has been in India? No? Therefore shot your dirty, diseased by London’s gay-chlamydia mouth! You are a stinking creature, nothing more!….”
        @Rich, you need to use your head to engage in debate not your nether regions.

  6. Jock S. Trap 5 Jul 2011, 11:26am

    Disgusting attitude from a shameful person in denial.
    Had this been from reverse it would have also been branded racist.

    It seems yet again homophobia and racism go hand in hand with too many countries and also is double in standards.

    1. I don’t get it. In denial of what?
      It seems to me that the gay sex activists on these boards are more in denial than anybody else.
      The minister has expressed a genuine concern, although I would have phrased it correctly, and if I were him I would all I can to protect gay Indians from the savages of the gay sex liberal agenda.

      1. “It seems to me that the gay sex activists on these boards are more in denial than anybody else.”

        Only to be outnumbered by half witted freaks like you, it seems.

        1. Jock S. Trap 6 Jul 2011, 8:21am

          Here! Here! Will.

      2. “The gay sex liberal agenda.”
        What is that?, a political party perhaps
        Or just a figment of your internalised homophobic paranoia

    2. Rashid Karapiet 4 Nov 2011, 3:16pm

      So, our old friend and joker, ‘Jock S. Trap’ is here again – we should now look forwardd to the re-appearance of ‘HuFlung Dung’. In the meantime, as someone who grew up in India I’ve got news for the Health Minister: I can provide him with chapter and verse of my heart-warming homosexual experiences with an encouragingly diverse cross-section of young Indians; we needed no Western influences – we just got on with making love, thank you very much!

  7. he is entilted to his personal views but should limit those to a house dinner party

    1. bearshaped 5 Jul 2011, 12:06pm

      If that were the case, it would be ok to have an equalities minister that was privately a racist.

      1. Dan Filson 5 Jul 2011, 1:47pm

        Quite! Not a fit person to hold a health minister post – move him, if competent, to another ministry. Ministers should reflect in public and in private the values of the government – if the government itself believes that homosexuality is a disease, then I hope Indians will vote it out, but sadly Indian elections are so complex I doubt this will figure as an election issue.

        1. Jock S. Trap 5 Jul 2011, 2:17pm

          Indeed surely a minister of health sprouting views like this is more a hindrance than a help in the HIV/AIDS cause.

          With such views I have to question how dedicated he is to helping the people and the causes of HIV.

          1. I don’t take these causes seriously anymore. There hundreds of hospices that are shutting down and when we needed help the gay sex liberals thought it would be better to use the resources for parties, and prides so that gays can meet up, get drunk or drugged up and then have sex to contract the disease. Gay sex activists are so hypocritical when they talk about AIDS and HIV. They are the ones who are destroying the community. Instead of educating gays on restrain, monogamy, spirituality and marriage, they sexualize every aspect of the community. So Jock and et al, you are guilty of helping and enabling the spread of HIV.

          2. “So Jock and et al, you are guilty of helping and enabling the spread of HIV.”

            And there we go, jumping right off the deep end of lunacy. Brava – another Pepa classic.

          3. Jock S. Trap 6 Jul 2011, 8:25am

            Pepa – How do you know I haven;t spend years helping others with trying to get the message across plus helping many who have HIV weither for years or newly diagnosed.

            Maybe if you took your head out of your asshole once in a while you’d see that most people aren’t such selfish idiots like you and your rather wierd friends.

      2. Essentially we all have racist thoughts, so what? Never said a racist joke? We are all guilty of it. But of course when you are in public or with other people you show restrain and respect to get along with others. This shouldn’t be new to you.

        1. I don’t. Are you an international inferior, by any chance?

          1. Nope just being realistic. You haven’t been to a gay pride have you?

          2. “Nope just being realistic.”

            That, is one think you are most certainly NOT, by dear chap. Reality hasn’t been a part of your life for a very, very, very long time I’m guessing.

          3. Jock S. Trap 14 Jul 2011, 11:05am

            You don’t know any Gay people do you pepa?

            I mean those people that aren’t on drugs or obsessed with children like you.

  8. He doesn’t mention gay females. Or are they still the servant underling?

    1. So he’s OK with lesbians then? Presumably not. LIke so many homophobes, he appears to have a bit of an obsession with gay men.
      Do these people ever think before they open their mouths? He’s quite clearly WRONG (ignoring the offensiveness of calling homosexuality a disease) as homosexuality hasn’t just appeared in India in recent years – as in every single country in the world they are and have always been LGBT people.
      Or maybe MR Azad has been visiting Africa recently and swallowed the fundie propaganda some people there have?

    2. Rich (original) 5 Jul 2011, 3:51pm

      There no “gay females” in the world, yet… – only lesbian degenerates….

      1. Again, Rich clearly demonstrates its clear lack of acumen and reason …

    3. Lesbians do not spread HIV and other dangerous diseases. Lesbians are more likely than gays to marry and raise stable households with children. This one reason I do support gay marriage being recognized by the state, because there is hope in the community. But Lesbians are also sometimes abusive to their partners as well…
      But I’m not a lesbian, I’m more concerned with gay male issues, which is where the majority of the problems stem from. And I think this minister is on the right track. Hopefully he would see that most gay Indians are not subverted by the gay sex liberals of the west, and hopefully they find solace in their sexuality and be in monogamous, healthy, stable relationships.

      1. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 12:58am

        You don’t half talk rubbish bless you lol…

      2. Your need to sexually tame homosexual men is truly quite disturbing. Why don’t you try to do that with straight people? Why does every gay man have to follow your 1950s ideal of what a life should be? I haven’t seen anyone invoke disease as some kind of punishment in this way since the early 1980s. You’re ridiculous and nasty, and have at least two complexes that I can think of without even referring to my book on kookiness.

      3. Jock S. Trap 6 Jul 2011, 8:28am

        Pepa – your ignorance I guess to you must be bliss but the rest of us live in the real world.

      4. @Pepa
        I can see from your rather amusing musings, you avoid the real world at all cost, in favour of attending only to your own misinformed view of reality.

        1. Jock S. Trap 14 Jul 2011, 11:06am

          Yep, that just about sums him up.

  9. Peter Becks 5 Jul 2011, 12:10pm

    No offence but nobody in India can really make any comment in relation to a disease. And oh gosh, India actually has a health minister? He’s clearly doing an appalling job – has anyone been to India recently!?

    1. Dan Filson 5 Jul 2011, 1:48pm

      Easy to be self-righteous, but if you held the post where would you begin.

      1. Peter Becks 5 Jul 2011, 2:11pm

        By respecting those with different sexual orientation.

      2. First of all my policies would be based on trying to ensure equality of access to healthcare regardless of ddifference or ability to pay

        How I put that in force would depend largely on the resources I had available to me

    2. Jane Clare Pawling 5 Jul 2011, 2:11pm

      That so-called health minister should have better things to do than to bad-mouth homosexual people. I quite recently watched a “Vanguard” piece of investigative journalism (one hour long) in which a Western reporter and camera crew documented India’s huge problem of not having a sufficient quantity of toilets. There are millions of people who have no option but to defacate in the open, on the banks of rivers the waters of which actually bubble with methane gas. The reporter was photographed vomiting in the middle of a dense poop field, in reaction to the sight and smell. In the photographic background was a man in the classic squatting position, in the act of pooping. Talk about “disease”.

      1. Rich (original) 5 Jul 2011, 3:58pm

        Instead of fruitless talking, you need to do something in the country which your bastard royal government subjugated and systematicall degraded and abused fro about 400 years! Stop blaming India for poverty and filth which were cultivated by your own British Royal Government! You are a most hypocritic creature on Eath!

        1. Don’t know about anyone else on here, but I don’t remember being abused by anyone Royal …

          I would have remembered if it was Prince WIlliam or Harry I am sure …

          1. LOL! Especially that Harry!

  10. HelenWilson 5 Jul 2011, 12:14pm

    So why did so many western gay men head for the eastern countries in the 18th century to avail themselves to the then eastern acceptance of being gay. Its only in the last 80 years or so the east has decided to repress homosexuality and consider it a western thing……The problem with revisionist history is someone else has a history book too to may people like Mr Azad look very stupid.

    1. Dan Filson 5 Jul 2011, 1:51pm

      “so many western gay men ” – really? I suspect the numbers so doing in the 18th century were statistically insignificant. More went east to escape the limited opportunities to wealth-aggrandisement in the UK, I suspect, with the added bonus of wives they could (and would) abandon when returning home.

    2. Rich (original) 5 Jul 2011, 4:03pm

      HellenWillson, you are a stupid and fase creature because homosexuals never were supported and promoted in India for thousands years, as its history clearly showing the facts. Study the history before say anything about it, stupid ignorant!

      1. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 1:01am

        You twat
        What is it with this lot?
        Its bad enough when its just the knee-jerk reactionary brigade…Now its the ‘stupid-as-fock-and-proud-of-it’ closeted gay boys…
        The sooner PN instigates a system of moderation the better!

        1. I agree. I’m sick of reporting vile, racist, homophobic, libellous comments to PN only to have them stay here day after day.

          1. Rich (original) 6 Jul 2011, 1:06pm

            Iris, you are a terrible snitch… I am here for a long time already and many gays and some lesbians are spreading insults and slander on me here, but I never make any report to administration about about it…. I respect the freedom of speech, while you, gays and lesbians, are not. That’s the difference!

          2. That’s becuase you’re a basket case closet homosexual with mental health issues. You like being around the gays.

          3. “Gays of Western world are just the opposite – nasty, bastards, ugly, filthy, insultive, crazy….”

            That is so funny! Its like you projected all your more endearing and obvious qualities on us! And we like sleeping with men just like you do too.

          4. “I am here for a long time already and many gays and some lesbians are spreading insults and slander on me here,”
            @Rich (Original), so if it is so terrrible on here, why do continue to particpate in this LGBT news community

          5. No, not a snitch, Rich. I only report comments that are disgusting racist or downright abusive or libellous (and not all of yours nor only yours).
            How laughable that you say you’re here for debate yet you’ve posted some of the most vile & disgustingly explicit comments on PN.
            Maybe the reason why you’ve not felt the need to report others’ comments is that very, very few are as abusive as yours. It’s nothing to do with your opinion, it’s to do with the offensive, racist, homophobic and misogynistic things you sometimes write.
            You know your comments are beyond the pale as you boasted about how you couldn’t be traced because you were using someone else’s ISP.
            My opinion is that you’re not here to debate – only to take out your anger on people. Sort out your own life & you wouldn’t feel any need to do that. You might also like to think about the fact that straight men don’t spend a FRACTION of the time you do thinking about gay sex. Nor do they harbour such an obvious hatred of women.

          6. “Iris, you are a terrible snitch… I am here for a long time already and many gays and some lesbians are spreading insults and slander on me here,”
            @Rich (Original), interesting how you accuse Iris of being a “Snitch”, when all Iris is doing is reporting your homophobic insults and slander.

          7. A snitch – usually suggest you are aware you have done something wrong …

            Although with you, Rich, it is no misdemeanour – your belligerent and truculent nature are intractable and immoral and need reporting

            Well done, Iris

  11. I have Indian friends from college, they are very nice. It is a shame that people like this give such a terrible impression to a culture.

    1. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 1:05am

      The Minister doesnt do a disservice to anyone but himself. Unless his stupidness is adopted by India in terms of its official policy on matters of Gay Health then he’s on his own.
      Only a bigot would take this man’s ignorance and turn it into asome kind of indictment against India, Hinduism or Islam.

    2. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 1:05am

      The Minister doesn’t do a disservice to anyone but himself. Unless his stupidness is adopted by India in terms of its official policy on matters of Gay Health then he’s on his own.
      Only a bigot would take this man’s ignorance and turn it into some kind of indictment against India, Hinduism or Islam.

      1. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 1:05am

        Sorry about that – how did that happen?

    3. Rich (original) 6 Jul 2011, 1:09pm

      Indian people are respectable and nice, well behaved. Gays of Western world are just the opposite – nasty, bastards, ugly, filthy, insultive, crazy….

      1. @Rich (Original)
        So in what way is the Indian Caste System, respectable and nice, when people are given a caste by birth which may limit their life choices and life span?

        1. Don’t bother, JohnK – anyone who can make simplistic generalisations about a billion people isn’t really worth engaging with.

  12. chutneybear 5 Jul 2011, 12:56pm

    Didnt Ghandi fu*k a bodybuilder ? Sigh more crap- flaps!

    1. Jock S. Trap 14 Jul 2011, 11:08am

      No, no, that never happened chutneybear…. lol

  13. trollfromGaza, your beloved Mohammed was a paedophile. One of his wives, Aisha, was only 9 years old. Islam also permits polygamy, up to 4 wives at a time. If anything is perverted, it’s your religion.

    1. dude, why are you replying to the guy?

      1. I dont know to be honest, he just annoys me…

        1. Well try not to get so hot under the collar about it

          1. well said Menderin

    2. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 1:09am

      Islam is NOT ‘perverted’ per se
      I wish you guys would refrain from using every available opportunity to jump on the knee-jerk anti-religion banner.
      Make your point – you don’t need to be belittling someone’s race or religion to do it…

  14. Whether Muslim or Hindu, the man is a fool and has no credibility

    1. Rich (original) 5 Jul 2011, 4:05pm

      Peter, you are a piece of junk, because you have no knowledge of medicine in comparision to Mr Azad.

      1. and clearly you are in a place to judge Peters clinical knowledde or lack of it, Rich?

        As for a health minister being knowledgable about clinical matters – no thats why they have advisors … but he clearly doesnt listen to teh right ones!

      2. @Rich (Original)
        So do you have a medical Degree?

        1. LOL, the only time Rich sees a degree is when he is in the psychiatrist counselling room….

          1. Lol

    2. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 1:11am

      Agreed :o)
      well said!
      (Ignore Rich – he’s a closeted arse who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He certainly spends an enormous amount of time on here given that he’s allegedly ‘str8’ lol – my theory is that he enjoys watching the semi naked men in the adverts…)

  15. Proof positive that you require neither intelligence nor education to become a government minister.
    Well, we knew that already, didn’t we? But it’s truly shocking someone as backward as he is should be speaking at an HIV/Aids conference.

  16. Perhaps he’s just been resenting the fact for years that his name means “Free Boy”: Ghulam – boy/youth, Azad – free. Probably got him into a few difficult situations…… Idiot.

    1. Rich (original) 5 Jul 2011, 4:07pm

      Alex, you are worst then any idiot could be – you are a fecal bacteria…

      1. If I say something, would you work up an insult for me?

        1. Only if you’re male. Poor Rich really gets off on attention from men – hence his anger and envy of openly gay people.

      2. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 1:13am

        What I honestly don’t get is how you think thats an insult! lol
        It may be the height of sophisticated put-down wherever you come from but from where I’m sitting it says more about you than it does about him…
        (pooey bottom anyone? lol)

      3. @Rich (Original)
        Why are you obessed with faeces?
        Perhaps you have a fetish for the nether regions!!!


  18. Gosh. An idiot in Govt. What a surprise.


    1. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 1:17am

      What’s that got to do with the idiot Health Minister in India?
      Racism isn’t the way to back up an argument against what he said – it just muddies an already muddy water – ie. more muddy than a muddy backwater water named after Muddy Waters, legendary Bluesman and all round good bloke….

  20. This old “western disease” gem…. its akin to saying in public that “I am a complete moron who can’t be bothered to read or learn” – its embarrassing.

  21. Rich (original) 5 Jul 2011, 3:22pm

    Mr Azad told the truth. Congrats!

    1. @Rich (Orginal)
      So how often do you visit India?

  22. In Indian gay men and lesbians are forced to marry making both themselves and their partners miserable for the rest of their lives. God bless Mr.Azad and his bigoted happy band of cronies

  23. This india health minister is not a health minister he is a minister of lies and hate and should be fired, we see and know for a fact the filthy behavior of hetersexual men in everycountry , little children and women are the testament to their evil animal behavior, he cannot cover up all of the aids riddle countries wher the women and children are carrying aids because of the filthy sexual behavior and unclean acts against women, over ninety percent of womaen an children or infected with aid in many foreign countries including india be cause of creeps like him wicked men, lying to the masses doesnt change the fact we no the truth about what them as hetersexual men has been doing in this nation the horrific evils and terrorsism and rapes and murders and that is what he better look at as a health problem , this deviant has to be reprimanded for defamations and insulting horrific lyes onto the lgbt community. glaad, human right aclu get on it , nation wide. no tolerance of this wicked p

  24. This man is no doubt a Muslim and his ignorance as India’s Minister of Health beggars belief.But these attitudes are rampant in the British National health Service both in General Practice and in our hospitals.Muslim doctors in Britain practice discrimination against gay&lesbian patients on a dialy basis.Don’t be gay or lesbian in Burnley for instance where the wholly Muslim Primary Care service is utterly discriminatory.The disease Britain has imported in the last 50 years is Islam.

  25. Toby Holmewood 5 Jul 2011, 4:32pm

    I’m not saying that this guy isn’t an outright homophobe, which he surely is, but I am wondering if this reportage isn’t quoting out of context. The quote, ‘Unfortunately this disease has come to our country too … where a man has sex with another man, which is completely unnatural and should not happen but does.’ has an elipsis (…) which concerns me. I would like to see the full quote and ascertain whether-or-not his reference to disease is merely anaphorically referring to HIV as opposed to homosexuality. Moreover, there is nothing within the report quote-wise that mentions ‘the West’. Sorry but even if journalism is for a worthy cause, keep it clean and true to the event, otherwise we are falling into the same trap as most of these homophobic morons.

  26. These homophobic racist turds are still benificiaries of my tax pounds thru ‘aid’,
    So thats OK, then .

  27. Alf N. Spit 5 Jul 2011, 5:37pm

    Fire him. End of story.

  28. Ghulam Nabi Azad sucks! is an ignorant person. What about straight HIV people there? India is not a good example of democratic country.
    India is a caste-based society still with little tolerance among themselves… what could we wait from their political comments?

  29. Alf N. Spit 5 Jul 2011, 5:58pm

    The Indian media has been very good, broadcasting outrage about his comments. It’s a great country, but this guy is in the wrong job.

  30. FeministSmithie 5 Jul 2011, 7:06pm

    The NY Times featured an excellent article on this topic:

  31. Why not email him and share some opposing thoughts:

    1. Ooops, should be:

      1. Jock S. Trap 6 Jul 2011, 10:12am

        The facts you mean? ;)

  32. Homosexuality is African NOT Western

    1. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 1:24am

      I think I can safely say that ‘homosexuality’ is a) a global phenomenon and b) an equal opportunity employer :o)

  33. Now he is sating he was misquoted by the media and he was actually referring to the disease of HIV and not homosexuality. That is not so convincing. Listening to the Hindi video, it DOES seem that he is calling homosexuality a disease.

    1. Here is the video including both the original comment and the ‘clarification’.

      1. Youtube ?v=vTqqdKW5E3M

      2. @RTM:

        at last, a bit of light on the matter.. thx

        1. Thanks JP. Btw, I don’t think people should use this as an excuse for India bashing. His opinion is definitely not endorsed by the Govt of India, at least not post the Delhi High Court verdict.

          I am sure the West also has some crazy fellas like this guy. And religion has nothing to do with this. He is Muslim, but there are many many Muslim liberals in India…. who support gay rights. The video itself has a Muslim actor (Farhan Akhtar) criticizing the minister for offending the sentiments of many citizens.

        2. Another vid: Youtube ?v=evvhiByzZwk

  34. Funny that I call India a western disease too

  35. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 12:37am

    What a bloody idiot! (The word ‘dildo’ springs to mind!)

  36. TrollFromOz 6 Jul 2011, 1:20am

    Looks like you all fell for the Troll’s trolling, went ape and had him banned. I’d say that’s 1-0 to the Troll.

    1. Staircase2 6 Jul 2011, 1:25am

      Whereas I’d say that you’re a friendless arse…

    2. @TrollFromOZ
      Says, the wicked witch of the East
      Water any one!!!

    3. Only if that was his intention all along – is being banned the aim of a troll? I thought it was to be an anonymous stirrer?

  37. Ofcourse this would be the political line. Male heterosexuals rule Indian society. Any ideas of rights for women and gays are out of the window! Marry who you are told to and for goodness sake only have boys because everything else serves no purpose for extending the rights of heterosexual males!

  38. Rashid Karapiet 6 Jul 2011, 11:17am

    Let’s not be distracted into a which-religion-is-more-bigoted argument. Politicians are as ignorant and bigoted as the people they represent and this automatic link between homosexuality and HIV/Aids reflects much public thinking, some of which has been carefully nurtured by the media. What is bizarre is that the Minister should have been allowed/encouraged – he has minders, does he not? – to make these comments on this occasion.

    1. yes, ofc… it’s quite bizarre that that a Minister would say such a thing … a blooper if ever there was one…

  39. Mr Ripley's Asscrack 6 Jul 2011, 12:51pm

    What a stupid retard. Aren’t diseases common to all human beings and not to what culture they have? I feel sorry for the poor sufferers of HIV/AIDS having a public figure like this idiot in charge, espousing this unhealthy crap -really, should they not stone him to death?! Sorry, fed up with retarded, religionists today, and further, their snivelling sheep like Pepa and Rich! Wish I could disappear into a desert for a few months and just invent a separate (but laughably, similar) religion and inflict it on the world. Hey, them were the days (of knuckle-dragging).

  40. Rich (original) 6 Jul 2011, 1:59pm

    There is very clear and definitive fact of political degeneracy of majority British homosexuals because they do supporting degenerative and immoral Brithish monachy. The royal family of England are historically known for its outrageous crimes against humanity, for its exploitation of African slaves, for its subjugation billions of people of Africa and Asia, for its racism and falsehood, for stealing goods from all continents of the worl. Does Brithish homosexuals openly stands against existence of British monarchy? No! Brithish gays are political degenerates who venerates and supports the most outrageous and bloody monarchy in the world’s history!…. That’s the fact! Shame on you, British homosexuals!!!

    1. @Rich (Orginal)
      Shame on you for rambling incoherent again!

    2. Ignoring the utter rubbish of what you wrote, the majority of Royal supporters are, of course, STRAIGHT. So why don’t you just re-write your raving comment above substituting “heterosexual” for “homosexual”. It’d make about as much sense – that is, none.
      Where do you get the idea that all LGBT people support the Royals? Oh, I see – you just made it up, like most of the other guff you post here.
      WE do feel sorry for you, Rich. You’re clearly a very unhappy person.

  41. I was shocked and sad yesterday, when an Indian friend yesterday gave me this link to the same issue, but discussed on an Indian centric information forum, Some of the comments reminds me at the deep dark 50’s and 60’s in Europe. I am fearing for the health and security of my friends in Indian that have decided to live an openly gay life in India.

  42. That has been the way of condemning homosexuality for a couple of hundred years. One country claiming that it was imported from somewhere else. Africa is doing the same thing. Back in the 1800s France was claiming it came from England and England was claiming it came from France. Or both were claiming it came from Italy. Educated people who should know better are spreading lies and propaganda to the uneducated who too easily believe.

  43. Gay Daily Mail Reader 7 Jul 2011, 12:38pm

    I’m pretty sure that many people here said the same thing about homosexuality back in 1969, only two years after we decriminalized it. India has just started out on the long road to gay acceptance and there will be plenty of ignorant people along the way and for every two steps India takes forward there will probably one step back.

  44. mark paterson 29 Sep 2011, 1:26pm

    There’s a saying here in Campbeltown, Scotland for the health minister of India ….Fu_k UP !

  45. Comment reported

  46. Paula Thomas 5 Jul 2011, 11:22am

    I think he might be bring sarky

  47. Commented reported

  48. Jock S. Trap 5 Jul 2011, 11:55am

    Same here.

    but how long does PinkNews intend to ignore this.

  49. jamestoronto 5 Jul 2011, 12:57pm

    Comment reported on this side of the ocean as well. “Troll” you really goofed when you initially posted the image of Mohammed which no actual Muslim would ever do.

  50. jamestoronto 5 Jul 2011, 1:04pm

    Let me see if my geography is correct, something coming from west of India would be coming from let’s say Pakistan, Iran or even Saudi Arabia. Yet another mystery solved by another archaic mind.

    What bothers me is that this jerk is in government and that India is supposedly on its way to world leadership.

  51. jamestoronto 5 Jul 2011, 3:15pm

    Good to see that this was taken care of by PN.

  52. ..after myself and no doubt many others emailed their newsdesk about it.

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