Homo Saudi Morality Police Arrest 21 Gay Men
posted by June 23 at 10:27 AMon
A Saudi newspaper says religious police have arrested 21 allegedly homosexual men and confiscated large amounts of alcohol.
Al-Medina daily says the Commission for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, which employs the religious police, was told Friday of a large gathering of young men at a rest house in Qatif, in eastern Saudi Arabia. The paper says scores of men were initially arrested but only 21 remain in detention.
Religious police arresting queers—let’s not forget that that’s what our religious right wanted to see here. Back before the Supreme Court declared that gays had a constitutional right to privacy, “mainstream” leaders of the religious right called coyly for the enforcement of sodomy laws, a.k.a. police arresting gay men at parties, in bars, in our bedrooms, etc.
Anyway, it can’t happen here… not now. Unless, of course, John McCain gets to appoint three or four new Alitos/Roberts/Scalias to a the rapidly solidifying conservative majority on the Supreme Court. If McCain wins then, shit, all bets are off. The activist conservatives on the Supreme Court lives to overturn liberal decisions. And if McCain wins with an assist from those bitter Hillary Clinton supporters we’re not supposed to talk about anymore—women who wanted to badly to see a woman in the White House that they’re willing to help McCain pack the court with justices that will vote to end abortion rights and giddily hand down more decisions like this one—I think my head will explode.
But it is happening there. Unfortunately there’s not a lot homos here do to help oppressed gays and lesbians being persecuted in Saudi Arabia. We could—and should—support the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. But what if you want fuck with the fuckers Commission for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice? What do you do then?
Right off the top of my head… well, I’m thinking we threaten to mail one gay porn titles (mag, video) into that miserable sand trap for every “allegedly homosexual” man authorities arrest. Any better ideas?