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Crippled_Newsie
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posted 15 December 2005 06:28 AM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Telegraph (UK):
quote:
A French MP faces jail and a heavy fine after being accused of offending homosexuals by saying they represent a "threat to humanity".

In France's first criminal prosecution under a year-old amendment of an 1881 law on press freedom, Christian Vanneste was taken to court by gay rights groups.

The modified law outlaws insults based on gender or sexual orientation and allows for up to six months' imprisonment and a 15,000 fine.
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The MP, who denies breaking the law, protested in court that he did not say homosexuality was dangerous, but that it was inferior to heterosexuality and could, in extreme circumstances, become a danger to mankind.



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Ghost of the Navigator
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posted 15 December 2005 06:31 AM      Profile for Ghost of the Navigator        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
By extreme circumstances, he means that if the entire global population -- including the 94% or so of us who are heterosexual -- go against their hard-wired sexual desires, humanity will destroy itself...

Sure...

And Little Stevie Blunder will form a majority goverment come January.


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Crippled_Newsie
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posted 15 December 2005 06:53 AM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ghost of the Navigator:
By extreme circumstances, he means that if the entire global population -- including the 94% or so of us who are heterosexual -- go against their hard-wired sexual desires, humanity will destroy itself...

And even then, there's always artificial insemination to carry on the species. Humans are a crafty lot; we always figure something out.


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Mr. Magoo
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posted 15 December 2005 10:38 AM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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The MP, who denies breaking the law, protested in court that he did not say homosexuality was dangerous, but that it was inferior to heterosexuality and could, in extreme circumstances, become a danger to mankind.

... to which the judge replied "Ok, that's two. Wanna try for three?"


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