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If you aren’t already familiar with Uganda’s anti-gay bill, I urge you to become informed. The bill mandates death for some gay acts and will become law this year. Ultimately, the people of Uganda have stated that they would like anyone who is living a gay lifestyle, murdered. The death penalty for loving someone of the same sex?! There are people out there who murder, rape, steal, cheat, lie, etc. and are given second chances, but because someone may love another who is not idealistic in their minds, they should be put to death?! I thought we had advanced enough to never see something like this actually pass. True, it is in Uganda and they are much more traditional, but I would have thought murdering someone for something so frivolous wouldn’t be approved by the majority.
Hate to admit, but this next bit of information is coming from Fox News:
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga told The Associated Press that the bill, which originally mandated death for some gay acts, will become law this year.
Ugandans “are demanding it,” she said, reiterating a promise she made before a meeting on Friday of anti-gay activists who spoke of “the serious threat” posed by homosexuals to Uganda’s children. Some Christian clerics at the meeting in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, asked the speaker to pass the law as “a Christmas gift.”
“Speaker, we cannot sit back while such (a) destructive phenomenon is taking place in our nation,” the activists said in a petition. “We therefore, as responsible citizens, feel duty-bound to bring this matter to your attention as the leader of Parliament … so that lawmakers can do something to quickly address the deteriorating situation in our nation.”
The anti-gay activists paraded in front of Kadaga, with parents and schoolchildren holding up signs saying homosexuality is “an abomination.” The speaker then promised to consider the bill within two weeks, declaring that “the power is in our hands.”
“Who are we not to do what they have told us? These people should not be begging us,” Kadaga said of activists who want the bill to become law.
Uganda’s penal code criminalizes homosexuality, but in 2009 a lawmaker with the ruling party said a stronger law was needed to protect Uganda’s children from homosexuals. Parliamentarian David Bahati charged at the time that wealthy homosexuals from the West were “recruiting” poor children into gay lifestyles with promises of money and a better life. Bahati believes his bill is sufficiently popular among lawmakers to pass without difficulty.
Some gay activists in Uganda are happy that so much light has been shed on this situation, because like Uganda, many African countries have criminalized homosexuality. It’s amazing that there are even gay activists out there fighting for their rights when there are such harsh consequences. Even here in California homosexuals can not legally be married, and we’re a liberal state.
The President, Barack Obama, has described this bill as “odious”, and many other European countries have threaded to cut aid to Uganda. I hope that many of these countries follow through and show Uganda that hate and their immoral decision to kill because of sexuality will not go unnoticed. I could never imagine living in a country with such disdain for who I was. Luckily, I live in America, where we’re still not equal, but getting closer everyday.
As many of you may already know, I am an Atheist. This doesn’t mean I dislike people who are religious, the same as I don’t dislike Conservatives (Republicans), just disagree with some of their opinions. I have many friends and family members who believe in religion and although I think it’s harmful to society, I would never disrespect them for coming to a different conclusion than I have come to on my own. But, seeing as I am a passionate person, I like to share what I believe with others, urge them to think differently and open their minds. I encourage myself to do the same, which just so happens to be the reason I have come to this conclusion.
A friend of mine, Anastasia, wrote something the other day that I found to be pretty great. I asked her if I could share it here and would like to know what some of you think, as well as express my support for everything that was said. I have shared it exactly as it was written below:
“I’ll tell you what else is on my mind. I recently watched the episode of “Louie” where, as a child, he attends a Catholic school and the teacher brings in a doctor to explain, from a medical stand point, the process of Jesus’ crucifixion. It’s brutal and horrific, and the best piece of mind-fuckery out there. How in the world does the idea that one man being physically tortured cancels out the “sins” of the world? (more on “sins” later. okay right now- not raping people is not one of the ten commandments. not using the lord’s name in vain is. uhm. what.?) Really think about that. More importantly, think about how many people have been physically/mentally/
I know that many people are getting tired of the political and religious posts that are on Twitter, FaceBook, etc; But personally, I think it’s great that our generation is becoming so involved and choosing to think for ourselves as opposed to just take what was told to us, as truth. Granted, there are definitely many people who still do this, it’s great to know that thanks to the advancement in social media, our generation is able to meet people who share the same views, values, morals, etc. and are open to discussing how they could be right and/or wrong.
Thank you Anastasia for allowing me to share your message and I hope others can see the humanity in your words as opposed to the “religious attack” you made “against” them.
True Hero: 6-Year-Old Boy Killed By Intruder After Trying to Protect His Older Sister From Being Raped
This is a story of a true hero who sadly lost his life by doing one of the most brave things a person, yet alone a child, could ever do. Sadly, I’m a bit disheartened at the way that DailyMail has tried to portray this as “an intruder high on marijuana“. This story should show the heroism of this boy, and it does, but it also uses this as an opportunity to criticize marijuana. While it is true that there was marijuana in the man’s system, there was more than just that, which they tell you later in the article.
A six-year-old boy who was killed by an intruder high on marijuana had been trying to save his sister from the attacker, a court heard yesterday.
Dominick Andujar was allegedly stabbed to death by Osvaldo Rivera, 31, who was also accused of slashing the throat of the boy’s 12-year-old sister.
The girl, whose condition in hospital has been upgraded from critical to stable, suffered a slashed windpipe.
Oh, so marijuana AND PCP? Okay, now THAT makes sense. Unfortunately, far too many people have already heard that the intruder was simply “high on marijuana” and pay little attention to the fact there it was laced with PCP. Convincing the public that marijuana is a horrific drug by implying that it was the cause to this horrific incident is pathetic and dishonest, in my opinion.
Now, let me get back to the real issue here, a 6-year-old hero that is much more brave than many adults.
The attack took place on Sunday morning around 2:30am. After Rivera had snuck into the home, he attacked the children. The young girl had a gash in her neck and ran screaming through the streets, while the brother who tried to protect her, sadly, became a victim of murder.
The 12-year-old was able to help police track down the attacker by identifying him as what sounded like ‘Poppy.’ Investigators learned Rivera was known by the nickname ‘Popeye’ and had spent nights at an apartment in the area of the city.
Police found him hiding between a mattress and bedroom wall in the apartment. They said they also found blood-stained sneakers that matched bloody footprints in the home where the children were assaulted.
The children were being watched by a 14-year-old girl, authorities said. The teen, who was unharmed, was caring for them because their mother recently underwent surgery and was still in the hospital.
All of this took place in Camden, across a river from Philadelphia and is widely known as a dangerous place. In fact, it is often known as one of the most dangerous places in the nation. Police are investigating if the “wet” that is now on the streets could be leading to more violent behavior. While the young hero didn’t survive this ordeal, he did a great thing for his sister, who is a hero in this story as well. Not only did she survive, but she was able to identify her attacker and avenge the death of her baby brother.
The man who did this:
There have been many differing views when it comes to the Chick-Fil-A controversy, the statements made by Dan Cathy and the financial support he gives to anti-gay organizations. For me, I could care less about what he has said or what he believes. In fact, I respect his opposing viewpoint, I just don’t agree with hatred that has been ignited by religion. The problem that I have with supporting Chick-Fil-A is that it not only means we’re keeping them in business, but giving money to groups that I find disgusting, immoral and based on pure hate.
Their money has been used in an attempt to fight for Ugandan’s government’s right to kill people who are found out to be gay?!?! This is murder; Murder because of who they, we, are. Chick-Fil-A supports and provides finances to organizations that would like to see gay people killed, not just deny them the right to marry who they love. This is sick. For anyone who thinks that supporting them because of Dan Cathy’s right to freedom of speech or because of their religious ties, I would be ashamed if I were you. Wanting to deny someone something is one thing (albeit, pretty fucked up), but wanting them dead is absolutely absurd.
Chick-Fil-A’s corporate “charity” arm WinShape has donated millions of dollars to groups like Family Research Council. FRC doesn’t just oppose marriage equality, they really do HATE gays. Its president Tony Perkins has said of LGBT people:
“They are intolerant. They are hateful. They are vile. They are spiteful…pawns of the enemy.”
And in 2010 Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council claimed in federal forms they had spent $25,000 to lobby Congress on “CIVH.Res.1064Ugandan Resolution Pro-homosexual promotion.” This proposed Congressional resolution condemned the Ugandan government‘s legislative efforts to make “homosexuality” an offense punishable by death.
How can anyone oppose condemning that? But Family Research Council apparently did.
And Family Research Council gets money from Chick-Fil-A. Joe Jervis was the first to break this story, more details can be found here.
Before you support and boycott someone, something, please be sure to get all the facts. Again, Dan Cathy can speak about his beliefs all he wants, but my money will NOT be used in an effort to allow people to be murdered based on who they are and who they love. My fiancée is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me and I will fight for our rights as long as I possibly can. If I ever thought that she or I could be murdered because of this love we share, I could only hope that someone, everyone would be willing to stop eating the damn chicken and stop supplying these groups the money they need to even put up a fight.
Okay this story is absolutely insane, but as we all know, there are definitely some crazy ass cannibals out there doing things you couldn’t even imagine. Tyree Lincoln Smith, from Florida, was arrested after allegedly hacking a man from Connecticut to death and then eating the victim’s eye along with some of his brain.
Police in Lynn Haven, Florida, said Wednesday that 35-year-old Tyree Lincoln Smith was arrested Tuesday night on a Connecticut warrant for murder.
In the pice report from Bridgeport, Connecticut, Smith had gone and told his cousin, Nicole Rabb, about the entire incident. As he told her of the horrendous crime he had just committed, he stood covered in blood. While holding an axe, he had told his cousin that he wanted to take a bath.
‘Tyree told [Rabb] the blows to [Angel Gonzalez's] head were so severe that he was able to remove an eye from the man’s head along with pieces of brain matter and a piece of his skull,’ the warrant reads, according to the Hartford Courant.
Apparently, he then decided he must get rid of the body, put it into some bags an brought it to a cemetery where another cousin of his was buried. Here, is where he ate the eyeball and stated that it ’tasted like an oyster’. Rabb waited until authorities discovered the body on the Friday after December 16th, and then contacted the authorities to explain what she knew (which was a whole hell of a lot).
The homeless man has now been identified as Angel Gonzalez.
- Suspected Hatchet Murder Confesses To Eating Victim’s Brain, Eye (dreamindemon.com)
- Cops: Fla. Man Arrested for Gruesome Conn. Slaying (tampa.cbslocal.com)
- Man accused of cannibalizing victim caught in Florida (thegrio.com)
- Report: Suspect In Murder Of Westport Jeweler Commits Suicide (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Officer Cleared In Death Of Man With Hatchet (denver.cbslocal.com)
UPDATE: Wednesday, January 189th, 2012 at 12:40 PM - A severed hand has now been found in close proximity to where the severed head was discovered, earlier this morning. Apparently it was located about 50 yards away and found thanks to the specially trained cadaver dogs. This hand was thrown into the brush and not in a bag like the head that was found. This case is getting more an more interesting…
A severed head has been discovered off a trail underneath the Hollywood sign and is being investigated.
Investigators are treating the case as a homicide.
I love that law enforcement is intelligent enough to come to the conclusion that this is a homicide. It’s a fucking severed head that has been placed in a bag. I highly doubt we would call this a suicide or accidental death mainly because the head had been removed from their body and THEN placed into a bag. I think the fact that this is a homicide is glaringly obvious.
According to a LAPD press release: ‘The dog walkers had approximately nine dogs with them when two of the dogs started playing with an object in a bag.
The head that was found was the remains of a male and hadn’t been there particularly long, according to the detectives. As of now they’re continuing their investigation and looking for any other remains that may turn up. The coroner will be doing an autopsy and possibly help determine the identity of who this head might belong to.
- Hikers find severed head in bag under Hollywood sign (thehimalayantimes.com)
- Hollywood Sign: Human Head Found In A Bag On Hiking Trail Near Famous Hollywood Sign (huffingtonpost.com)
- Human Head Found Under Hollywood Sign (myfoxny.com)
- Human head found in bag along trail near Hollywood sign (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Severed head found in bag under Hollywood sign, police say (losangeles.ibtimes.com)
Christopher Valdez, 4, was discovered in his home in Chicago, Illinois, shortly before guests were planning to arrive to celebrate his fourth birthday party. The boy’s mother, Crystal Valdez, 28, and her 34-year-old live-in boyfriend Cesar Ruiz had been arrested as well as charged by police for being involved in the child’s death.
Ruiz seems like a low life to begin with, and was already wanted for an unrelated crime. Luckily, they saw it fit to charge Ruiz with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death (which pretty much goes hand in hand). The boy’s mother was also charged with concealing the death, probably due to the fact that she attempted to cover her son’s bruises with concealer. Are you kidding me?! Your son is beaten to death and you try to cover up the fact that he was tortured at the hands of your boyfriend and yourself?!
What makes the crime even more horrific is the revelation that Valdez was accused of abusing the boy in July – and dodged jail.
The boy’s uncle, Joe Valdez – who found the body as he arrived at the home for the birthday party – told the paper: ‘I want justice for my nephew.’
Joe Valdez reportedly ‘got physical with’ Ruiz before they separated and he called 911.
You really have to love our justice system. I mean, look at the death it prevented? Oh wait, it didn’t. You have people in prison for lengthy amounts of time due to marijuana possession and intent to distribute, but people capable of murder as well as child molesters get to see the light of day and continue on torturing their victims. Amazing, isn’t it?!
Sadly, this boy’s mother was a coward and cared more for her boyfriend than she did her child. Children, no matter what age, should always be a priority over a love interest. The first time she saw this man get violent with anyone (dogs included, which he had been known to beat), she should have gotten herself out of that situation for the sake of her children. She’ll have time to reflect while in prison though, without her beloved boyfriend or her other children that managed to live despite residing with Mr. Ruiz.
- Christopher Valdez: Mother, Boyfriend Charged in 4 Year Old’s Death (ibtimes.com)
- Christopher Valdez, 4, Killed On His Birthday In ‘Possible Domestic Situation’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- [VIDEO] Girl Faints After Her Boyfriend Proposes! (practikel.com)
- Mom & Boyfriend Beat 2-Year-Old Son to Death (laist.com)
- Oklahoma couple charged with murder, abuse in death of girl, 3 (newsok.com)