My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Should gays be executed???

The BBC messes up...again....

Twitter users are complaining about a debate on the BBC's website which asks 'Should homosexuals be executed?'.

The question appears on the BBC News website as part of the Have Your Say feature, where readers can comment on current news stories.

The debate centres on Uganda, where an anti-gay bill is passing through parliament. It would impose execution or life imprisonment on gays, its sponsor David Bahati MP says.

Twitter users have complained that the question incites hatred towards gays, as a number of commentators have expressed praise for the law.

One BBC reader wrote: "Bravo to the Ugandians [sic] for this wise decision, a bright step in eliminating this menace from your society."

Others said that homosexuality was "unnatural" but that execution was too harsh.

The BBC's rules for its comment boards state that homophobia and inciting violence are not permitted.

Twitter users questioned why the question needed debating, while two said they had reported the BBC to police for committing a hate crime.

Labour MP for Falkirk Eric Joyce tweeted that he was going to mention the debate in the House of Commons shortly, saying: "They're encouraging debate without constraint or direction. It's simply not a legitimate question to ask in a value free way."


Blogger Lucy said...

I don't know what the BBC were doing asking the question. Someone who thought this was a good idea should be shown the BBC door for this.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BBC's next debate:

Should Jews be slaughtered to appease Muslims?

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think gays should be executed!

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gays should be executed for spreading disease. They are the disease of this society. America will fall because of the gays and it's very bad portrayal of it's citizens.

10:39 PM  

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