10 nations that execute gays based on religious reasons
Listening to the nonstop media-driven storyline about the persecution of American homosexuals, one would think that all 50 states behead gays in the public square at least once a week on command from the Consolidated Christian Government High Authority (a made up organization). There’s not a day that goes by where Christianity is accused of being responsible for murder and mayhem heaped upon the hapless gay community whose only goal in life is to go to circuit parties and dance to Beyonce music. But in all seriousness, no such thing exists. The biggest problem gays have with some Christians is a refusal to accept homosexuality as a legitimate sexual expression. That’s pretty much it. That’s nothing compared to having your head chopped off your body while you are alive or being buried up to your neck in sand while men throw big rocks at you till your head is busted open.
There are places in the world where homosexuals are executed by order of the ruling authority and sometimes the executions are carried out in public. After the manufactured media uproar over the law passed in Uganda (a sovereign nation just like the US), we wonder why Rev. President Obama is silent on nations that actually hate gays and kill them on a regular basis. One of them is a trusted and well respected US political ally. You’ll also notice that none of them are Christian nations nor are they Christian influenced nations.
- Yemen: According to 1994 penal code, married men can be sentenced to death by stoning for homosexual intercourse. Unmarried men face whipping or one year in prison. Women face up to seven years in prison.
- Iran: In accordance with sharia law, homosexual intercourse between men can be punished by death, and men can be flogged for lesser acts such as kissing. Women may be flogged.
- Iraq: The penal code does not expressly prohibit homosexual acts, but people have been killed by militias and sentenced to death by judges citing sharia law.
- Mauritania: Muslim men engaging in homosexual sex can be stoned to death, according to a 1984 law. Women face prison.
- Nigeria: Federal law classifies homosexual behavior as a felony punishable by imprisonment, but several states have adopted sharia law and imposed a death penalty for men. A law signed in early January makes it illegal for gay people countrywide to hold a meeting or form clubs.
- Qatar: Sharia law in Qatar applies only to Muslims, who can be put to death for extramarital sex, regardless of sexual orientation.
- Saudi Arabia: Under the country’s interpretation of sharia law, a married man engaging in sodomy or any non-Muslim who commits sodomy with a Muslim can be stoned to death. All sex outside of marriage is illegal.
- Somalia: The penal code stipulates prison, but in some southern regions, Islamic courts have imposed Sharia law and the death penalty.
- Sudan: Three-time offenders under the sodomy law can be put to death; first and second convictions result in flogging and imprisonment. Southern parts of the country have adopted more lenient laws.
- United Arab Emirates: Lawyers in the country and other experts disagree on whether federal law proscribes the death penalty for consensual homosexual sex or only for rape. In a recent Amnesty International report, the organization said it was not aware of any death sentences for homosexual acts. All sexual acts outside of marriage are banned.