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3 December 2005

Boo, UAE!

Why didn’t the Christian Right rejoice at the forced hormonal treatment of gays in the United Arab Emirates? The Revealer offers an answer:

Thus, the arrests in the UAE put Christian conservative media activists in an awkward position. Speaking out against the UAE’s theocratic government would force them to qualify or even contradict unequivocal statements they’ve made in the past. But condoning brutalities like forced medical procedures and lashings would surely squander the political capital Christian conservatives have won in recent years.

So for once, Pat Robertson, Chuck Colson and James Dobson are silent on the topic of gay marriage.

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