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Group in Liberia ‘issues hit list’ against gays

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  1. Paula Thomas 3 Apr 2012, 3:32pm

    Is this Charles Taylor’s ex-wife stirring things to distract from her own problems again?

  2. Surely this is anti-gay terrorism?

    Terrorism has been defined as:
    “Criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public, a group of persons or particular persons for political purposes which are in any circumstance unjustifiable, whatever the considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or any other nature that may be invoked to justify them.”

    This is intended to stir up hatred in gay people in Liberia (and arguably further afield), surely?

    I wonder, does Liberia have any links to extreme US evangelicals?

    I wonder, would Tony Blair like to reconsider not commenting on gay rights in Liberia?

  3. Maybe we should all club together and buy a few West African leaders some nice backhander payouts to actually stand up for their people. It’s the only thing that ever seems to motivate them into action on any front.

  4. Proof Christians are involved in getting people to murder gays just because they are gay. This is anti-gay terrorism and there needs to be a group to stop these mad men from doing what they are doing in the name of the Christian religion before it is too late.

  5. Paddyswurds 3 Apr 2012, 4:19pm

    What the GLB community in Liberia (ironic name) should do is infiltrate the group in question and then when they have all been identified, deal with them by whatever means necessary and i do mean Whatever Means. Gay people in Africa have got to start organising against these people and not be so damned meek. The wind blows both ways and these thugs are easily identified. go to it GLBs of Liberia. This the sort of action our money should be going to support.

    1. We need to help them, but not by encouraging those strategies. They’ll be the ones strung up en masse for it, not us.

    2. Har Davids 12 Apr 2012, 7:42am

      I guess most gays are not that suicidal, Paddy, or should we arm them?

  6. Somebody should send a copy of this article to Tony Blair.

    1. “Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, defends a law criminalizing homosexuality. She says, “We like ourselves just the way we are.
      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.
      Blair, on a visit to Liberia in his capacity as the founder of the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI), a charity that aims to strengthen African governments, refused to comment on Sirleaf’s remarks.
      When asked whether good governance and human rights went hand in hand, the British former prime minister said: “I’m not giving you an answer on it.” and later said that he then says that wants to “restrict” his comments to the issues he is working on in Liberia.”

      I think PN and/or other outlets should seek comment from Blair about his response to the latest issues of anti gay terrorism in Liberia and if he condemns it?

  7. Terrorism. Pure and simple.

  8. I’m disappointed in President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

  9. Conspectus 3 Apr 2012, 8:33pm

    Liberia traditional values? That would be assassinations, murders, corruption, looting, abduction and endless killings in the struggle for power. They like it just as it is, and that would be primative, murderous, and closed to reason. They have the bas tard effrontary to try and cast gays as beyond the pale. The Government of Liberia is little more than a loathsome bunch of political opportunists backed to the hilt by American relilgious fundamentalists bound on murder of innocent people. If Tony Blair had one scintilla of decency in his entire body he would be hanging his head in shame at the conduct of the President and the powerholders in Liberia.

    1. Not everyone in LIberia is involved in murder, assassonation or crime.

      Not everyone is “primative”

      Perpetuating stereotypes like that is unhelpful

      1. Conspectus 3 Apr 2012, 8:56pm

        The politicians most assuredly are, get over yourself Stu the place is a charnel house of blood and murder. Don’t think to climb on your high horse because of the misspelling of the word primitive either. I say again the Government of Liberia are a loathsome bunch of political opportunists bound on murder of innocent people. Fu ck off with your ‘stereotypes’ murder is murder no matter if it’s at the hands of black or white.

        1. I hadnt noticed the misspelling to be honest.

          I agree that many/most of the politicians in Liberia are (at best) not tackling issues of crime, violence and corruption.

          That does not equate to Liberia being primitive, nor does it equate to the entire nation being evil or deranged.

          Of course there are changes that need to be made, of course Tony Blair should hang his head in shame for how he washed his hands in the blood of Liberians (gay and not) whose human rights he failed to stand up for (and he has influence if he chose to use it).

          I am not on a high horse, I merely do not feel it is helpful to castigate an entire nation as “primitives”. Liberia is a beautiful country with some fantastic people in it. There are some very LGBT friendly people there (although they are cautious in being so depending who else is around). There are some very evil people there too. The government needs to do more, and worryingly they seem reluctant to recognise human rights apply to all people.

  10. johnny33308 4 Apr 2012, 4:07am

    It is obviously long past time to cease ALL funding to any country, any African country in this case, that promotes bigotry, prejudice and violence against LGBTIQ people….all funding to these regimes must cease at once. There is no other way to deal with them except money and aid, period. Anything else just encourages them to proceed with even more evil against even more at-risk people. And yes, it is VERY likely that American evangelicals are behind all of these laws in every African country. Evil KKKristians!!! It is perhaps time to go after them, for a change…..

  11. This country is a joke! Liberia – ‘The Love Of Liberty Brought Us Here’. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf should be stripped of her her Nobel Peace Prize! She is just as complicit by wanting to keep the status quo and not standing up against homophobia.

  12. “Movement Against Gays in Liberia” = ignorant, uncivilised savages who happen to be African

  13. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is an ignorant, uncivilised backward, ignorant savage,

    And it’s not racist, because it is true.

    Time to cut the apron strings to the failed state of Liberia,

    They clearly don’t need any western money – they can quit being whining beggars as well.

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