Monday, January 04, 2010

A propros

Joel is taking up the issue of suicide. There are some incredibly interesting posts around the blogosphere, with fascinating follow-up threads. Here is one from Dave Ker, with a good conversation to follow. Kirk Gayle contributes an article from the NY Times. This is a must read.
    For three days, according to participants and audio recordings, thousands of Ugandans, including police officers, teachers and national politicians, listened raptly to the Americans, who were presented as experts on homosexuality. The visitors discussed how to make gay people straight, how gay men often sodomized teenage boys and how “the gay movement is an evil institution” whose goal is “to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity.”

    Now the three Americans are finding themselves on the defensive, saying they had no intention of helping stoke the kind of anger that could lead to what came next: a bill to impose a death sentence for homosexual behavior.

Michael Patton of Parchment and Pen has also blogged on homosexuality.

1 comment:

J. L. Watts said...

Thanks for the link, Suzanne! I hope more people will take up the cause.