Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Death To Us All!

At the UN the other day they had a vote to ban the death penalty for blasphemy, adultery and same-sex relations, guess which country voted against a ban on the death penalty for those “crimes?”

It was the Trump administration.
US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Death Penalty for Blasphemy, Adultery and Same-Sex Relations
New Civil Rights Movement
By David Badash
October 02, 2017
In 13 Countries the Penalty for Being Gay or Bisexual is Death

The United States has voted against a United Nations resolution that condemns the use of the death penalty as punishment for a variety of acts, including religious blasphemy, adultery, and same-sex relations. The resolution passed 27-13, with seven nations abstaining. America joined just 12 other countries – among them Burundi, China, Egypt, India, Iraq, Japan, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia – in voting against the United Nations Human Rights Council's resolution.

The Trump administration, which has actively been unraveling LGBT advances in the U.S., does not appear to have explained its vote on the U.S. State Dept. website.
Aren’t we in good company in voting against the death penalty most of the most despicable countries voted against it also.

The resolution does not do away with the death penalty but asks,
The UN resolution asks countries "that have not yet abolished the death penalty to ensure that it is not imposed as a sanction for specific forms of conduct such as apostasy, blasphemy, adultery and consensual same-sex relations."

The resolution itself does not even condemn the use of the death penalty, but rather requests countries that have yet to ban the death penalty to "ensure that it is not applied on the basis of discriminatory laws or as a result of discriminatory or arbitrary application of the law."
So the Trump administration can’t use that as an excuse to vote against the resolution or can they? The Trump administration has not commented on the UN vote.

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