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  1. It clearly shows that some countries don’t have the intelligence to rule themselves.

    1. Father Ted 17 Feb 2012, 3:50pm

      It has more to do with education and brainwashing by religion.

    2. barriejohn 17 Feb 2012, 5:15pm

      Why should they not produce statesmen as well? The wrong people are getting into power, for one reason or another.

  2. Libera has the only elected female head of state in Africa. I thought that maybe meant the parliament and its leader stood for mroe progressive and equal values, but clearly not. Do they not recognise the great hypocrisy of denying liberty to the citizens of a country called Liberia?

    1. in the final analysis, it’s kind of sexist to think a woman will be more open-minded.
      exhibit a: Sarah Palin
      exhibit b: Michelle Bachmann

      arguably two of the most vile entities presently walking this earth who aren’t convicted criminals.

      1. Paula Thomas 17 Feb 2012, 4:39pm

        Exhibit C Margaret Thatcher.

      2. barriejohn 17 Feb 2012, 5:02pm

        He said that he thought it might have been indicative of more progressive attitudes in their society, which is a different thing!

  3. I hope this cu*t dies soon.

    1. Father Ted 17 Feb 2012, 3:49pm

      Shame on you.

      1. Sister Goodlove 17 Feb 2012, 9:11pm

        Poustis is blessed. I hope the cu*t does die soon. One less African homophobe leaping around.

  4. Well, presumably they won’t want to dirty their hands with gay people’s money, so cut off the aid.

    1. Absolutely

  5. Paula Thomas 17 Feb 2012, 2:40pm

    accidental approve can I take it back please?

    1. There you go!

  6. Oh I have no problem with complying to the laws of the country. I just won’t go there. I’ll also cut all my personal funding via charities for the country and others like it, and then hope that the ruling body of the country disintegrates :)

    1. Funny that, and yet the Bulls lost their pathetic case in two courts…..

  7. CoffeeDrinkerFL 17 Feb 2012, 2:42pm

    The civilized world, of course not including the US Republican party or Islamic states in general, should condemn these laws and withhold all aid until these countries respect the civil rights of all it’s citizens. Anti gay laws seems to be the norm on the African continent and former British colonies in the West Indies.

  8. Paula Thomas 17 Feb 2012, 2:45pm

    This is just plain stupid. The woman was married to one Charles Taylor, the former warlord and President who is now in exile. She didn’t divorce him until after he left office so moral values are obviously high on her agenda (not).

    1. Father Ted 17 Feb 2012, 3:54pm

      How about a corruption enquiry. The gay thing is often used as a distraction from other issues.

      1. Yes, there is a serious ‘land-grab’ issue in the House at the moment.

        I’m guessing Jewel Taylor’s former husband, Charles Taylor, had something to do with it, in the criminal sense, and that she has profited from it.

    2. Give it time she will be standing next to Charlie boy in the International Court of Justice in the Hague because she is the same as him in every single aspect. Yet another murderous waste of skin and space in a man made hell.

  9. Jock S. Trap 17 Feb 2012, 2:51pm

    Putting to death just because of how they were born because of a choose bigotted religious lifestyle is inhumane, disgusting and totally immoral.

    Human Right invove everyone in this world to have the right to be equal and treated with decency and respect, regardless of who they happened to love.

    Those screaming that being Gay is immoral yet call on the genocide of people based on sexual orientation really should look at them self and see how utterly immoral they really are.

    Shameful and these people show up the worst of the human race.

    1. Paddyswurds 17 Feb 2012, 3:03pm

      @Jock S Trap…
      ….Have you seen the place. It is an unbelievable dump….actually a dump is cleaner and better organised. While it is undeniable that the inhabitants of Liberia ( What an Ironic name) are in fact human, they are of the very basest of humans and murder, rape, corruption and chaos are the order of things. I would seriously doubt that there are any gay people still living… nay existing there. I would imagine they have fled long ago.

      1. Jock S. Trap 17 Feb 2012, 4:31pm

        Probably is in reality most Gay people will live in fear and hide in order to be seen to be ‘normal’ (whatever that is). This kind of culture is cruel and damaging enough with the fear of a death sentence. This people screaming about Gay people being wrong are clearly the immoral ones to cheap life so much when as you sa rape, murder, corruption and choas is so rife in these countries.

        My heart goes to the bravest of souls who will remain and stand up against the opposite, quite possibly with their lives, to make a difference somehow.

        No-one should be fighting to be who they are esp when who we are has nothng to do with anyone else. They just can’t leabe it alone though can they?

      2. “I would seriously doubt that there are any gay people still living… nay existing there. I would imagine they have fled long ago.”

        Supposing they have all left, Gay people are born everyday and no one gets to decide which country they are born in.

        1. Paddyswurds 18 Feb 2012, 12:01am

          …and they will also flee as soon as they are old enough to realise that this despotic hell hole is not for them…one doubts if things will change much for the better in the near or distant future. The vile American xtian evangelists will make sure of that.

  10. Sister Goodlove 17 Feb 2012, 2:58pm

    One of the many reasons I don’t give aid to African and/or Islamic countries.

    1. … nor (presumably) Asian countries nor Catholic countries nor Eastern European countries nor Mediterranean countries nor Oceanic countries nor … um, who exactly do you end up giving your aid to, if I can ask?! Or were you just stereotyping rhetorically and metaphorically?

  11. Once again Why are these backward bigots and the ignorant superstitious so obsessed by man on man sex – I believe these so called ‘faithful’ have the problem – It can’t be the issue of sodomy Given that anal sex is still the most common form of avoiding pregnancy in sub-Saharan countries –
    Unevolved retards!

    1. Scott Lovely 17 Feb 2012, 3:59pm

      Because they have been wound up by religious fanatics from America, who have lost their imagined war there, and are focussing on Africa and Asia. They have been fed so many lies about gays, they have become totally paranoid on the issue.

      1. barriejohn 17 Feb 2012, 5:09pm

        That is so true, and I’m not contradicting you, Scott, but Islam is making great strides in Africa, and the Christians see their main defence against its inroads as being to appear just as fundamentalist and extreme in their beliefs and practices. I fear that dark days lie ahead on that continent, as Western influence wanes in favour of Islamic states and those great upholders of human rights, the Chinese!

        1. if islamic supstition gets a foot hold in africa then this bitch, Jewel Howard Taylor will have to cover up and shut up –

  12. ‘The love of liberty brought us here’ is the country’s motto yet, despite being a colony of freed slaves, they learly don’t believe in liberty for everyone.


    1. They seem to be mocking their motto. What a crazy world.

    2. That should of course have been ‘clearly’.

  13. Another day and freaking idiot. How anyone can justify killing another human being for being gay, which is how they are born is beyond me!


  15. Africa is such a joke of a continent.

    It’s been using the excuse of colonialism for years to defend its abject failures and endemic corruptions,.

    However the examples of Malawi; Uganda; Gambia and now Liberia shows that most African countries are incapable of ruling themselves.

    If this genocidal bill becomes law then I expect an immediate cessation of US aid to the festering @$$hole that is the ‘country’ (dump) of Liberia.

    1. Jock S. Trap 17 Feb 2012, 4:33pm

      Frack off Keith.

    2. Keith get your mouth round the bottle, and your thumb in your asshole, use the booze to take your trancs that’s a good boy. Now, do stop trying to get the grown-ups attention you naughty boy.

  16. Liberia’s own ‘kill the gays bill’ has been introduced by former first lady, Jewel Taylor, now a senator, who also wants to ban ‘gay marriage’.

    In late January, the Liberian Information Ministry released a statement saying that President Ellen Johnson Shirleaf has vowed to veto any such bill.

    Shirleaf was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for the safety of women and women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.

    There is no mention of Jewel Taylor in Liberia’s recent headlines… at least on the front pages.

  17. jamestoronto 17 Feb 2012, 4:36pm

    She is hardly one that should be talking about anyone else’s morals or ethics. Her husband is on trial for his crimes against humanity; their own son has been charged with attempted murder; another of Charles Taylor’s sons has been sentenced to 97 years for participation in torture. She herself had numerous governments positions, being appointed by her then husband and president. Nepotism and corruption are all around this pontificating bigot.

    1. agreed..

  18. Afrcans are the masters of persecution and hate and then they go about whining about past injustices and playing victim. Such complete bastards.

    1. Please refrain from racism. Yes, Africa almost certainly is the most homophobic continent in the world; however, it has nothing to do with them being ‘African’.

      1. Paddyswurds 17 Feb 2012, 7:57pm

        That’s one your stupider comments on these pages Sam, pet. Wake up and smell the coffee.
        George Tengbeh said “to prevent the parliament from talking about such an issue that is against our tradition and culture”. I think that is clear enough to literate people…it is everything to do with “Africans” Btw, no comment has yet been racist. You are the only one trying to introduce it…….

      2. if they are not african what are they asian, european, american?

  19. ScottishPaul 17 Feb 2012, 4:48pm

    Mr Cameron… Cease spending my tax pounds on propping up corrupt African regimes, who would kill me as soon as look at me.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Feb 2012, 4:52pm

      Exactly, considering that it was never a British colony and adopted it’s own anti-gay laws. I wonder if there was any right wing American collusion in this new legislation being considered, not too dissimilar from the Ugandan situation?

  20. Do these people have nothing better to do? You know, like dealing with real issues like poverty, corruption, real crime and et cetera?

    1. Odd how you appear the very same time someone called “Berberts” is attacking Stu with a rather familiar simple-mindedness on another page, isn’t it?

  21. Keith Farrell 17 Feb 2012, 5:24pm

    and why must our tax money go to suport this contry, I think we need to get our goverments to refuse aid to them and use the money for our needs here at home, also we must make sure that they are always refused a visa to come here.
    Sorry guys and girls, I dont want to be anri these countries, butthey make us out to be something evil and we are not, someday we are going to have to get forceful to get our rights

  22. or else -what you cowardly retard – get a life – and a job!

  23. Keith get your mouth round the bottle, and your thumb in your asshole, use the booze to take your trancs that’s a good boy. Now, do stop trying to get the grown-ups attention you naughty boy.

  24. If I was African I think I would be much more concerned about my continent and people always being the world’s basket case. Where is the concern about corruption, poverty, tribal warfare the list goes on. How gullible and almost childlike they must be to allow themselves to be distracted by homosexuality. Face upto your real problems folks, especially blatant corruption

    1. Corrupt politicians love a scapegoat.

  25. She should be treated as obviously self-professed guilty of genocide and punished accordingly for her crime.

    1. It is indeed incitement to genocide, as it was in Uganda. Maybe the International Criminal Court should do something about it.

  26. get back under your bridge before billy goat gruff gets you!

  27. It is nice to be able to feel morally and intellectually superior, over the “childlike and gullible” or “plain stupid” Africans. Lets punish them and cut all the aid! Irony aside, I think we should try to find out ways to actually help our gay brothers in Africa. We (Western donors) could retarget the development aid to give a larger share to lgbti and other humanitarian organizations and programs; we can keep talking with goverments and keep stressing the basic human rights; we can try to make contacts with African gays and listen what they might think would be the best way to help them.

  28. GingerlyColors 18 Feb 2012, 4:11pm

    The Love Of Liberty Brought Us Here, say’s their motto but my hatred for Liberia keeps me here, in the UK. It was ex-slaves, looking for freedom who founded that country, now it is another African cesspit and I am sure that Liberia’s founding fathers are turning in their graves. Maybe it would be a good idea to have a country where we can banish all the hate mongers, homophobes, religious fundamentalists, Westboro Baptists and the rest of the world’s vile trash and let them live together in a place where there are no pesky gays to hassle them. How about Liberia, and while we are at it, evacuate all the gay people from that country and resetle them in the west so they can enjoy REAL liberty.

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