Letter from a friend… December 23, 2005Posted by BiB in Uncategorized.
…sent to a UK newspaper.
Now that civil partnerships between lesbian and gay people living in the UK are an everyday part of our lives, as they have been in some other countries for years, I propose that henceforth the five countries in which gay sex is still punishable by death – namely, Mauritania, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen – be referred to in this context by acronym only, as the MISSY countries. Suits you, sirs.
I’m afraid the Prophet, peace be upon him, hasn’t done too well out of that list (depending on your point of view, of course). Love an offence punishable by death! Can you think of anything more perverse?