Thank Christ you people have resources that America doesn't care about (at least not any more -- damn you Civil War). Dealing with Middle Eastern culture is bad enough.
Lesbians living in South Africa are being raped by men who believe it will 'cure' them of their sexual orientation, a report has revealed.
Women are reporting a rising tide of brutal homophobic attacks and murders and the widespread use of 'corrective' rape as a form of punishment.
The report, commissioned by international NGO ActionAid, called for South Africa's criminal justice system to recognise the rapes as hate crimes as police are reportedly failing to take action over the spiralling violence.
And speaking of HATE CRIMES~!
A gay pride flag was stolen and later returned - desecrated - to a couple's home.
This time, Mary Shafer said, they went too far.
The Nockamixon resident said her rainbow flag was returned to her home desecrated after it was stolen nearly a month ago. A neighbor discovered it in Shafer's front yard Sunday, balled up, with a black X drawn from corner to corner, stab marks and the stench of urine.
The rainbow flag is a symbol of gay pride used by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.
The 3-by-5 foot flag had been prominently displayed, along with an American flag, on the front of the Civil War-era home she shares with her companion, Shelly Sickbert, since they moved in 10 years ago.
Shafer is calling it a hate crime. She says she and Sickbert won't be intimidated by the act.
Gee, I thought flag burning was PROTECTED SPEECH? Didn't we go through this already back in the 1990s with Tommy Lasorda?