Australia: Judge suspended for claiming incest is no longer taboo because homosexuality is legal

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An Australian judge has been suspended, after claiming that incest can no longer be treated as “unnatural” because people have accepted homosexuality.

Ruling in the case of a 58-year-old man accused of repeatedly raping his sister, District Court Judge Garry Neilson refused to admit evidence from a previous trial where the man had pleaded guilty to a charge of incest.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, he said that given homosexuality had gone from criminalised to accepted, “a jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now available.”

He added: “If this was the 50s and you had a jury of 12 men there, which is what you’d invariably have, they would say it’s unnatural for a man to be interested in another man or a man being interested in a boy. Those things have gone.

“They are both mature adults. The complainant has been sexually awoken, shall we say, by having two relationships with men and she had become ‘free’ when the second relationship broke down.

“The only thing that might change that is the fact that they were a brother and sister but we’ve come a long way from the 1950s

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Obama Is ‘Obsessed’ With Homosexuality, According To Peter LaBarbera

US President Barack Obama speaks on the economy at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, on July 10, 2014. Obama hailed new data showing the US economy churned out 288,000 jobs in June as a sign the long US recovery is gathering momentum. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tony Perkins: Obama is ‘exporting’ homosexuality around the world

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The president of the American Family Association has claimed that Barack Obama is “exporting” homosexuality around the world.

Tony Perkins, who runs the anti-gay group, made the comments attacking the President’s position.

He said: “Under the current administration, America’s top export is immorality.

“Considering the news, foreign policy must be a foreign concept to this White House.

“While the veterans watch as the Middle East implodes, the President’s trying to put troops on the ground in the fight to promote global homosexuality.

“When the U.S. embassy isn’t flying rainbow flags, the Obama administration is planting them — for radical sexualism.

“During this month’s LGBT pep rally at the State Department, John Kerry said his biggest focus was ‘working hard to have lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ambassadors’.

“He went on to say, ‘We now have hundreds of LGBT individuals in our bureaus at State, USAID, and at posts all around the world.’

“Of course, what Kerry didn’t mention is that his agenda is coming at the expense of the nation’s real priorities.

“Unfortunately for Christians persecuted overseas, religious liberty is the casualty of this push. America’s credibility is the other.”

Last month, the Family Research Council accidentally cited a poll which found people were overwhelmingly in favour of workplace discrimination laws, while trying to argue against them.

Also last month, Perkins was lambasted by Jewish groups for a

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US: School forced to cancel Spamalot over gay wedding because ‘homosexuality doesn’t exist here’

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A school in northern Pennsylvania has been forced to cancel plans to stage Spamalot next spring, because it contains a same-sex marriage.

Dawn Burch, theatre director at South Williamsport High School, told WNEP news that Principal Jesse Smith informed her in an e-mail that the content of the musical was inappropriate, and that homosexuality did not exist in a conservative community like South Williamsport.

Students commented that they know of openly gay students and community members in South Williamsport. Neighbouring Williamsport school district has a gay-straight alliance and same-sex marriage has been legal in Pennsylvania since May.

The marriage in Monty Python’s Spamalot takes place at the end of the production, when Lancelot is outed in a large disco number after rescuing an effeminate prince.

Superintendent Mark Stamm responded to ThinkProgress’ inquiry into the issue with a statement,

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India: Police arrest seven in first apparent case since recriminalisation of homosexuality

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Police in India have arrested seven men accused of blackmail and same-sex sexual acts, in what is apparently the first case since the reintroduction last year of a law to criminalise homosexuality.

The men, aged 19 to 22, in Bangalore, India, were alleged involved in a blackmail scheme through which they extorted money from a doctor, after the group filmed some of its members having sex with him.

The doctor eventually reported the group to the police, after being blackmailed on two occasions for the equivalent of approximately

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Gambia: New bill will ‘ban homosexuality’ and LGBT rights groups

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The government of Gambia plans to present a bill to parliament that will further toughen anti-LGBT laws by ‘banning homosexuality’ and LGBT rights organisations.

Momodou Sabally, Gambia’s Secretary General and Minister of Presidential Affairs, said the government plans to target those that promote drug abuse, homosexuality and other crimes.

Sabally said:

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Tristram Hunt: Textbooks that teach homosexuality is a choice are ‘dangerous’ and ‘backward’

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Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has attacked the use of “dangerous” textbooks in British schools that teach homosexuality is a choice.

The textbooks, which also compare homosexuality to murder and stealing, are part of the US-based Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum, which lists over 30 participant UK schools on its website.

Labour MP Tristram Hunt, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, told Pink News: “There is absolutely no place in our schools for these sorts of backward views.

“Labour will not allow these dangerous ideas to go unchallenged. I will be writing to Michael Gove to demand that action is taken.

“If there are schools using these materials in receipt of public funds, then serious questions need to be answered.

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