Obama walks tightrope on gay rights in Africa

There are 12 comments on the The Fresno Bee story from Jun 24, 2013, titled Obama walks tightrope on gay rights in Africa. In it, The Fresno Bee reports that:

FILE In this May 20, 2010 file photo, women protest against a sentence of 14 years in prison, with hard labor, given to two men in Malawi under Malawi's anti-gay legislation, in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, May 20, 2010.

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Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#1 Jun 24, 2013
Public condemnation of these Africen homophobe morons by a foreign head of state is probably not appropriate. His best bet would be to remember that money - and the lack of money - talks. Unfortunately he'd probably have to convince Congress to go along with his views.

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Since: May 13

Europa

#2 Jun 24, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
Public condemnation of these Africen homophobe morons by a foreign head of state is probably not appropriate. His best bet would be to remember that money - and the lack of money - talks. Unfortunately he'd probably have to convince Congress to go along with his views.
THANK GOD that there are no problems in The People's Demokratik Republik Of Kanada to worry about !
The Troll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#4 Jun 24, 2013
Raymond wrote:
Racist, homophobic hate speech
Reported.
The Troll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#8 Jun 24, 2013
Chad wrote:
Childish insults
Sorry you don't think a website's Terms of Service should be enforced, boy.
The Troll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#9 Jun 24, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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THANK GOD that there yap yap blah blah...
When you have something to offer us other than childish ad hominems, please let us know, Daniel.
Norton

Netherlands

#10 Jun 24, 2013
Years ago they were called n egroes. Then somebody said that was racist so they changed it to black. Then a few years back somebody said nope can't call em black anymore we gotta say African-American now.

What if in another couple of years somebody decides that African-American is racist? What will they go back to neg ro then?

Do you see how ridiculous political correctness is?

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#11 Jun 24, 2013
Norton wrote:
Years ago they were called n egroes. Then somebody said that was racist so they changed it to black. Then a few years back somebody said nope can't call em black anymore we gotta say African-American now.
What if in another couple of years somebody decides that African-American is racist? What will they go back to neg ro then?
Do you see how ridiculous political correctness is?
Not all blacks like being called African Americans.

Most prefer to just be people.

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#14 Jun 24, 2013
Samuel wrote:
Obama needs to keep his big black nose out of other country's affairs.
And of course you always mind your own business.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#15 Jun 25, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Not all blacks like being called African Americans.
Most prefer to just be people.
Yet America and to some extent Canada continue to buy into the absurd concepts of racial and linguistic identity. The first has no biological basis and the second has little, if any, cultural basis.

What good does it do to track a recent immigrant from East Africa and a descendant of slaves brought to the New World by English speakers in 1753 in the same category? Culturally there is no similarity. And while they both have dark skin and come from the same continent, their genomes are probably entirely different given the large geographical distance between East and West Africa and the fact that humans from Africa have more biodiversity than humans elswhere as it is the ancestral homeland of our species. What good does it do to class a Mexican, a Puerto Rican and a Colombian together as "Hispanic?" Other than language, they have little in common. And what good does it do for a region of a country to insist that only its minority language be used when such insistence causes it economic grief as well as intense dislike from people in other parts of the same country?

Since: Jun 13

Cape Town, South Africa

#16 Jun 26, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
Public condemnation of these Africen homophobe morons by a foreign head of state is probably not appropriate. His best bet would be to remember that money - and the lack of money - talks. Unfortunately he'd probably have to convince Congress to go along with his views.
he doesn't need to convince congress for any laws. he can just create his own subsidiary bills, and do it the long way. that guy obama is clever man - he know how to work around the congress....

gay rights... ya... i don't care. the president will have to completely annihilate all traditionalism in south africa before the people take gay rights as serious as the US and UK. basically africa will have to become majority secular - and that wont happen in 700 years. took Britain 700 years....

but im more interested in the US troops in Canada lol. John what do u think about that hey man? do u think canada might become the next liberia or what?

Since: Jun 13

Cape Town, South Africa

#17 Jun 26, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
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Yet America and to some extent Canada continue to buy into the absurd concepts of racial and linguistic identity. The first has no biological basis and the second has little, if any, cultural basis.
What good does it do to track a recent immigrant from East Africa and a descendant of slaves brought to the New World by English speakers in 1753 in the same category? Culturally there is no similarity. And while they both have dark skin and come from the same continent, their genomes are probably entirely different given the large geographical distance between East and West Africa and the fact that humans from Africa have more biodiversity than humans elswhere as it is the ancestral homeland of our species. What good does it do to class a Mexican, a Puerto Rican and a Colombian together as "Hispanic?" Other than language, they have little in common. And what good does it do for a region of a country to insist that only its minority language be used when such insistence causes it economic grief as well as intense dislike from people in other parts of the same country?
immigration laws. back in 1222 the kings in hungary wouldn't allow jews to settle down, cus the roman catholic empire blamed them for the spread of christianity. then they said the jews created the black plague. then they, and the old commonwealth killed them all to poland and lithuania to get killed by hitler the USSR and their cronies.... what america and UK is doing with the hispanics is very similar in that it will end in war, but their methods use technology. so no bloodshed.

also, but why do the people lobby for every1 to flood 2 america? who knows, but its gonna destroy america even more, cus foreigners don't understand heritage, natives do. so naturally the indigenous people will be more controversial against dodgy laws. not to say anything mean about foreigners - but it is just playing on the ignorance of the people.

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#18 Jun 26, 2013
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