"The United States is deeply disappointed in today’s conviction of same-sex couple Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza in Malawi," said assistant secretary Phillip J. Crowley at a press briefing Wednesday. "We view the criminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity as a step backward in the protection of human rights in Malawi. The Government of Malawi must respect the human rights of all of its citizens. The United States views the decriminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity as integral to the protection of human rights in Malawi and elsewhere in the world."
Three Cheers for Hillary Clinton and the US State Department for so clear and unequivocal a statement! I'm especially pleased to see gender identity so explicitly included here.
Weren't churches and Christian bishops the ones who were supposed to make clear and unequivocal moral statements on humanitarian issues? I suppose that they are too busy these days sniffing everyone's underwear, or hiring lawyers to protect them from the parents of molested children to notice. Maybe it's time for a one-way ticket to the museum and a glass vitrine for the mitered old bastards.
Hat tip to JCF and to Joe My God.
Steven and Tiwonge were sentenced to the maximum, 14 years of hard labor. They were forced to run the gauntlet of a jeering mob calling for longer and harsher sentences.
To every bishop in Christendom who holds his/her tongue at this, I have only 2 words...