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Old 10-04-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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Just days after Roy Moore, who supports making homosexuality a crime and is sympathetic to executing gay people for merely the crime of being gay, was nominated and therefore de-facto elected senator from Alabama, the US rejects a UN resolution condemning the death penalty for LGBT people.

https://thinkprogress.org/united-nat...-36e6a5101ec9/

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Old 10-04-2017, 02:46 PM
 
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Just days after Roy Moore, who supports making homosexuality a crime and is sympathetic to executing gay people for merely the crime of being gay, was nominated and therefore de-facto elected senator from Alabama, the US rejects a UN resolution condemning the death penalty for LGBT people.

https://thinkprogress.org/united-nat...-36e6a5101ec9/

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What else was in the resolution?
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:48 PM
 
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Read the entire resolution. I did, and the US was right to reject it.

It wasn't just "condemning the death penalty for gay people being gay." Read the entire thing, particularly all the things states are "called to" and "urged to" which reads a lot like agreeing that UN will set the federal and state laws of the US concerning the use of the death of penalty. The UN is not the government of the United States nor any state, city town or citizen therein. Too much of that resolution reads as "we agree to let the UN decide the following for us regarding our justice system that they know nothing about..."
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:54 PM
 
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Read the resolution and stop depending on the MSM.

That resolution was for banning the death penalty worldwide...for everyone.
And the emphasis was on poor and minorities.

ThinkProgress did a rather poor job at being objective with this but did a great job at cherry picking and fooling their readers.
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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World government wanting to get its claws in the USA.
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:13 PM
 
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Read the resolution and stop depending on the MSM.

That resolution was for banning the death penalty worldwide...for everyone.
And the emphasis was on poor and minorities.

ThinkProgress did a rather poor job at being objective with this but did a great job at cherry picking and fooling their readers.
Wrong.

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The resolution notably doesn’t call for the end to the death penalty. It simply condemns its usage in a discriminatory fashion. Besides the implications for people with same-sex orientations, ILGA also notes that when used to punish adultery, the death penalty is disproportionately imposed on women.
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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Wrong.
The US only applies the death penalty to capital murder cases, so it's a moot point anyway. The UN doesn't decide our laws, period.
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:19 PM
 
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Is the LGBT community different than the average citizen and deserve special rights if they commit a horrendous crime?

I think not. (and I have a gay son)
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:23 PM
 
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The US only applies the death penalty to capital murder cases, so it's a moot point anyway.
So why not vote in favor of the resolution? Because the US wants to protect countries like Saudi Arabia that executes people simply for being gay and stones women for adultery. So much for human rights.
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:29 PM
 
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Just days after Roy Moore, who supports making homosexuality a crime and is sympathetic to executing gay people for merely the crime of being gay, was nominated and therefore de-facto elected senator from Alabama, the US rejects a UN resolution condemning the death penalty for LGBT people.

https://thinkprogress.org/united-nat...-36e6a5101ec9/

Do you agree or disagree with this decision?
How about a summary of everything in the resolution, I don't give click ratings to the likes of breitbart of thinkprogress where they tend to be fairly dishonest in their portrayal of events in order to generate outrage/support.
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