The Gulf States, Saudi-Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, UA Emirates have decided they are going to clinically test for homosexuality everyone entering the country so there will be signs reading ‘Gay Free Zone.’ If it weren’t so pathetic one would be inclined to laugh one’s head off.
The tests were announced by the director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry, who said that the routine clinical screening of expatriates coming into the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) will include measures to identify LGBT people who will then be banned from entering. The mind simply boggles at the thought of what these tests are going to be.
"Health centres conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the GCC countries," he told local daily Al Rai. "However, we will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays who will be then barred from entering
or any of the GCC member states."
Homosexual acts are banned in all the GCC member countries, which include
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman,
Qatar, Saudi Arabia
and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
"There is no known medical test to detect homosexuality," said gay rights activist Peter Tatchell. "I wonder what quackery the Kuwaiti authorities plan to invent in their vain attempt to identify gay men. It simply won't work. Banning gay people from entering the country will deter foreign investors and companies. They won't want to subject their employees to such barbaric, medieval humiliations," he said. And what will it do to the tourist and holiday-maker industry?
people involved in homosexual acts can receive up to 10 years in jail if they
are under 21.
International football is about to take place in
spokesperson told IBTimes UK that
the football organization "is not aware about the specific matter" of
the proposed legislation.
"FIFA through the work carried out by its various Standing Committees is actively engaged in fighting against all kinds of discrimination within football and within society as a whole," it said. "FIFA's zero tolerance policy towards any acts of racism and discrimination affecting the freedom of private persons - including their sexual and political freedom - applies to the FIFA World Cup and to all other FIFA events and activities."
Tatchell responded saying that FIFA "has its head in the sand - of
"It is pretending that this new repressive, homophobic threat doesn't exist," the LGBT campaigner said. "FIFA is all fine words but no serious action against homophobia. Is FIFA saying that the plan to test all visitors for homosexuality and exclude those who can be identified is untrue? Has it bothered to contact the Kuwaiti and Qatari authorities? It seems not." You can bet your bottom dollar that FIFA, like the Olympic committee and
will blinker themselves and true to form act like the self-seeking cowards they
I am led to believe that this proposed Arab legislation together with the Russian clamp-down and the recent upsurge in homophobia in
Uganda and Cameroon can be laid at the dirty
feet of wealthy American fundamentalist evangelists, the new Christian
missionaries preaching not a gospel of love but the gospel of hate.
These vile misguided individuals are no closer to Christ than I can jet to the moon on a fart. When oh when will they come to accept that human sexuality is a whole lot more than the eye to eye missionary position in marriage, wham, bam, thank you, mam, or simply for the sole purpose of breeding. Their god made it an urgent instinct and a pleasurable experience and could it be that pleasure they are so afraid of? There have been American states where oral sex, even between husband and wife, was illegal.
When will these ignorant bigots come to realize that like King Canute attempting to control the sea the battle is lost before it is even begun? Gore Vidal said “there are no homosexuals, there is only homosexuality” and if you stop and think about it he was absolutely right. Throughout the ages those found guilty of homosexual practices have been tormented, imprisoned, tortured, and put to death in the most horrific ways imaginable ( sometimes by other homosexuals hiding their own inclinations) yet it has had no effect. It has always been with us. It will always be with us. Leviticus not withstanding learn to live with it. If, as a so-called Christian (and take note evidently Jesus never mentioned the subject, New Testament, nor is it one of the Ten Commandments, Old Testament) you believe it to be a sin worthy of death, all the cruel and hateful methods including the threat of everlasting hellfire having failed, you could try eradicating it by one of the following methods: feed them Prayer Jelly Beans or have a mass day of ‘dial a prayer’ or sprinkle them with holy water to cleanse them, read them books by Ray Comfort, and the best of luck. These holy methods will be as efficacious as any other. There are problems to tackle in the world far more important, far more urgent and worthy of Christian interference than worrying yourselves sick about other people’s sexual orientation, something you obviously can do nothing about except cause pain and misery.
There are wars being fought, innocents being massacred, there is famine, hunger and homelessness, there is unbelievable greed, self-interest and corruption, there are diseases still to contend with, there is cruelty to animals in many forms, destruction of their habitat, destruction of the rainforest, destruction of the environment, pollution of the oceans, climate control, child abuse even by parents sometimes resulting in murder, boy soldiers, amputations, floggings beheadings, circumcision of women and other barbaric traditional tribal practices and beliefs that should have been abandoned many years ago. Rather than vent your spite battering away at a lost cause, do your Christian bit, no matter how small, to help alleviate suffering in all its forms and yours is a sure pathway to heaven.