Tag Archives: Botswana

United Nations Votes 84-77 To Keep LGBT Rights Watchdog Position Despite Campaign By African States

The Guardian reports: African states have failed to halt the work of the first UN independent investigator appointed to help protect gay and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination. The 47-member UN Human Rights Council, based in Geneva, created the position in June and in September appointed Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand, who has a three-year mandate to investigate abuses ...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Radio Station Manager And “Chief Sodomite” Celebrates Having Hate Pastor Deported

He says he’s trying not to be “gleeful” but you’ll enjoy the video below from the guy who spearheaded the arrest and deportation of hate pastor Steven Anderson, who has now been formally banned from South Africa, Botswana, and possibly, the United Kingdom. Mamba Online reports: We have received unconfirmed reports that the Botswana government has now detained other members ...

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BOTSWANA: President Orders Arrest And Deportation Of US Hate Pastor After He Calls For Killing Gays

Homosexuality is technically illegal in Botswana but even there they won’t take Steven Anderson’s hate speech. Reuters reports: President Ian Khama of Botswana said on Tuesday he had ordered the arrest and deportation of U.S. pastor Steven Anderson, who was banned from neighboring South Africa last week over his anti-gay views. Anderson, of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, ...

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BOTSWANA: Former President Calls For Legalization Of Homosexuality

After a year of nonstop bad news, finally a little bit of light from Africa, even if the reasoning isn’t exactly what we’d like to hear. Festus Mogae, the former president of Botswana, has said that homosexuality should be decriminalised to help tackle HIV rates. Speaking to the BBC’s Africa Network, Mr Mogae said that while he does not “understand” ...

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Miss Botswana Channels Carrie Prejean

A Miss Botswana contestant got the same question as Carrie Prejean and took her answer one step further, winning her the crown. In a scenario that mirrors the recent controversy at the Miss USA competition, Sumaiyah Marope was asked by judge DJ Fresh if she would advocate gay marriage. “It is unnatural act,” Marope proclaimed. “God made us men and ...

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