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Criticism that LGBTQ blogs are not lending voice to the story of 2 lesbians that are facing 20+ years in Kuwaiti prison.
On the the morning of May 8, 2015, their house was raided and police confiscated one ounce of a ‘tobacco-like’ substance.
It was sent to a lab in Germany for analysis, and it was determined to be a substance that is completely legal in Kuwait.
Yet, Kuwaiti officials held them in prison anyway.
After 8 months of uncharged incarceration, the one ounce of legal substance magically turned into one pound of marijuana, and on January 12, 2016, Monique and Larissa were sentenced to 20-25 years in prison.Unicorn Booty
I approached this from the perspective of the rainbow, since it was a huge point of discussion that these women were lesbians. However, their charges did not stem from any “same-sex” related charges.
Nonetheless, circumstances are speculative that homosexuality does have some aspect in the turn of events here.
Furthermore, pertaining to this story, it is well known that alcohol and drugs are not permitted in countries that have certain aspects of Islamic Law within their penal code. Kuwait is currently a country with alcohol prohibition.
The question remains: Why push your luck?
We have been blocked from Phoenix Rising. I used my personal account to check up on the conversation.
This is not news.
Many countries are not safe for homosexuals, this is readily available information. Punishments range from deportation all the way up to capital punishment.
Do we agree with this homophobia, of course we don’t, we abhor it. It is also why we don’t support the economies that are homophobic or “anti-gay”.
We all know that not wearing your seat belt is unsafe, but if some one chooses to not wear theirs and is killed in an accident, are we all supposed to get up in arms about it. A foolish decision does not a hero make.
Pressure on these governments and cultures are the only way to fix this; and it will take lifetimes for it to change. This sentiment includes the couple that were arrested on the cruise ship for having sex on their balcony in port.
A case that should be heard and people should be focusing on is the harassment of the lesbian couple by the off duty officer in Honolulu.
It does not matter what you think of the law or the degree of its relevance; if you want to visit that country you are bound by those laws and you must respect them.
Do not like the laws? Then do not go there!
This is where it really gets good…
Firstly, let us address the “selling of steroids”
turnipStyle in no way, shape or form sells anything. We do trade, on occasion, advertising space on this site for special discount codes or contest prizes for our readers and listeners.
We are a blog and podcast dedicated to genuine, non judgemental, sex positive discussions for men. Ideally with the focus of body image when it comes to wearing a buying; underwear, swimwear and fetish gear.
We also speak to LGBTQ lifestyle and political issues that affect or concern us.
To make such a grave accusation is not only dangerous, it only goes to harm your vindication and platform in this discussion, quoted above, from Google+.
We ask that you kindly retract your false statement.
Secondly, if you wish to talk about how great America is, I would love to have a discussion with about the recent bill that passed, unanimously I might add, in the House, titled HB 757 or the FADA Bill. (First Amendment Defence Act).
This bill allows the discrimination and persecution of homosexuals buy individuals in the state of Georgia, based on their religious beliefs.
I urge all of you to visit Protect Thy Neighbour and read the scary facts about this bill.
So my question in all this has been, “Is this the America that Phoneix Rising has been referring to that is the “modern world”?” What really is the issue that Phoenix Rising wants us all to take up. The “lesbian discussion” or the “harmful yet harmless magically turning into marijuana” story?
Seems like it is the same bullshit, just wears a different hat.
Oh and as for visiting another country. Educate yourself! Can’t do the time? Don’t do the crime!
At the time of publishing this article the Google+ discussion was published at https://plus.google.com/+WLotus/posts/e392jgu6L2L?cfem=1. The original article was published by Unicorn Booty.
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