Good news from Malawi

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Eraserhead, May 30, 2010.

  1. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    The gay couple in Malawi who were jailed for 14 years have been pardoned.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/10190653.stm

    Good news :).
     
  2. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Lets not act as if this was a moral decision on the country's part, we send them a ******** of money, the UK is its biggest donor according to the article.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's a nice gesture, but...

    Malawi is still an incredibly dangerous place to be unlucky enough to have been born gay...
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    If I were them, I'd get out of the country ASAP. Get a passport and GTFO. It's going to be really scary for them now. People in Malawi will see it as the West messing with their culture.
     
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    I agree. Their troubles are far from over!
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Oh definitely. They'll be lucky to get out alive.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Just put on a flight to ORD and set them up somewhere off Northalsted. They'll do fine. :)
     
  9. Mac N Tosh macrumors regular

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    Come on down, we will take ya in Arizona, if ya dont look gay...:p
     
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    Just don't go anywhere near Uganda...
     
  11. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Bad news from Malawi

    Predictable.

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/05/30/Malawi_Monjeza_Says_He_Needs_Money/
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, very. It doesn't solve the underlying problem, but we (i.e., someone in the parts of the world that don't consider homosexuality "a crime against our culture, our religion, and our laws") should get them out of there and to someplace safe.
     
  13. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I agree, but how do we get them out? One is basically being held captive by his family.
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I wonder, if some country offered them an asylum package, if whatever goodwill the Malawi government has would entice them to encourage it? The problem is, it's a win-win -- the Malawi government clearly doesn't want people like that around.
     
  15. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I don't know, but if someone doesn't do something soon, there won't be any need to worry about it further.
     
  16. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Ah good old fundamentalism. Regularly can be counted on to threaten the lives of otherwise harmless folks.

    This actually has grotesque parallels to the NYT story from this past weekend about the two girls in Afghanistan who were publicly flogged for running away from their MUCH older "husbands" who wanted to consummate the relationship.
     

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