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Simone
- 2939 days ago - change.org
Not too long ago, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) stepped in it something big, when they actually polled their audience on the question of whether it was OK to execute gay people. The media powerhouse defended the poll at first, saying that



   

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Sanja T (154)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 10:48 am
noted... and signed
 

Carol H (229)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 1:16 pm
signed and noted!
 

Monique Pouchet (236)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 1:41 pm
of course signed!
 

. (0)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 2:07 pm
noted & signed
 

Trish K (93)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 4:27 pm
This is just too hateful and stupid. I can't believe there are still witch hunts and raging homophobics.
I find it hard to believe that BBC would stoop to this level of hate speech. Will forward to FB for my dears.
 

Mike Feenaughty (267)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 4:37 pm
signed and noted.
 

. (0)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 5:37 pm
Gladly signed/thanks Simone
 

Linda G (187)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 6:43 pm
Noted and signed. Shocking how medieval some people remain in their small, narrow minds.
 

Jae A (316)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 7:52 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 8:49 pm
what kind of stupidity is this, signed of course
 

Caitlin M (104)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 9:19 pm
Noted, signed & forwarded. Why do we have to here in the age of WTF?
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 10:06 pm
Noted, and signed
 

Krasimira B (175)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 10:10 pm
Signed and noted, thank you Simone.
 

Fran F (116)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 11:13 pm
I was also surprised that the BBC would try to validate hate speech by allowing it on the air, as if it wasn't just wack.
 

Terry King (113)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 11:23 pm
Every time I think I've seen the dumbest crap in the universe, something like this comes up!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 12:12 am
Noted and signed.
 

Charmaine C (177)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 3:13 am
The BBC is one of the most biggoted organisations and staffed by selfrighteous idiots. I'll say the only thing I can in their defence and that is that they typically target everyone. Today they will host a poll like this against gay people and tomorrow they will host one asking if the inquisition should be brought back to persecute religious groups and burn them at the stake. I write and complain frequently about their lack of comon sense and their lack of good taste.
 

Charmaine C (177)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 3:15 am
errrrr...typo sorry...should read common sense
 

Animae C (508)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 3:44 am
signed #200
 

J MASSETTI (11)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 5:00 am
SIGNED & NOTED
 

Brittany D (28)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 5:01 am
Signed
 

Mike M (40)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 6:12 am
n&s
 

Beverly L (72)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 6:24 am
Noted and signed ~ thank you Simone!
 

Esther Z (94)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 6:50 am
Noted and signed.
 

Marla H (2)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 7:25 am
This is the most insane thing I have ever heard! How does this ever become a Reality based Question? Executed for being who you were born to be? Insanity, to assume it is a sin. SMH Definately will sign!
 

Melody Aragorn (135)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 8:57 am
The greatness of life is the ability to choose to respect eachother by firmly rooting the fact that ones freedom ends where anothers begin... to choose life is never to dig another lifes grave....
live and let live....
 

Kim O (396)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 11:30 am
Spamster nuked! #270 noted and signed! Thanks Simone!!
 

Sharon Karson (82)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 12:35 pm
Signed and added this comment:

Please remember that every gay person has an extended family that is hurt every time a gay person is harmed. Even for those who genuinely believe that being gay deserves the death penalty (hopefully very few) it is still deeply wrong to harm their innocent families.

 

RosemaryRannes H (645)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 2:00 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Tell BBC: No More Commentators Who Believe Gay People Should Be Executed"
Posted on my Twitter page http://twitter.com/#!/babar2/status/20599760108916736
WE ARE ALL EQUAL IN THE EYES OF GOD OUR CREATOR!
 

Norm C (74)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 2:05 pm
Done.

I think that a far better question would have been, "Do you think that the people in Uganda and any other place who promote the execution of gay people should be executed for committing murder?"
 

Joanna D (216)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 8:16 pm
Simone
You're a STAR
Thank YOU!!!
 

Roger S (18)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 8:58 pm
Signed.
 

Toni C (508)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 9:02 pm
Stupidity has no shame... I can't believe a commnetator would say something like that! All are created equally... no matter the color of their skin, their beliefs, or their sexual orientation, period.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 9:05 pm
noted and signed
 

Ralph F (70)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 9:05 pm
Future question for BBC debate program: Should journalists and news presenters who push a Fascist agenda (i.e. inciting & lying nations into conflict) be executed?
 

Constance F (418)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 9:06 pm
Signed. Noted. Thank you
 

Michael M (5)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 9:19 pm
Right-wing wackos need to be executed! Who's with me?!?
 

Christopher Fowler (82)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 9:19 pm
I guess that teh BBC is becoming the English version of Fox news. Shame, it used to be honest.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 9:34 pm
Much as I object to the criminalisation of gays, I'm surprised to see so many advocates of freedom of expression prepared to demand censorship of the press. Most of these posts come from the USA...First Amendment anybody?
What's happening in the World...it's called news. What's the general view of people involved...take a poll. What kind of extremists exist, and what kind of dangerous ideas are they pushing...we need to know.
You have to let light into the dark to see what lurks there.
 

Blast Dorrough (43)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 9:36 pm
Noted and signed. Wrong "Rosemary with Marvin helping." The Christian Trinty of Gods apparently regulated the wealthy of imagined nobility to hell when proclaiming that the rich had as much chance going to heaven as a camel going through the eye of a needle. We should at least hold the Millionaire commentators of Christiancraft to their own beliefs especially when in obvious blaspehmy of the teachings of Jesus Christ. I'm against the death penalty for the simple reason that innocent defendants have been convicted and executed. Therefore, such reprobate commentors should be charged with treason, tried and, if conviced, sentenced to life. Just as falsely yelling fire" in a crowed theater is not protected under the First Amendment neither is spouting inneuendeo, insinuation and outright lies about a minority class of citizens solely to play on the prejudices and fears of ignorant voters for political purposes. The Fox hirelings of the Corporatecrafters are about as souless as the media can get. Such designed misinformation should and must be a crime to hold the hireling accountable for their reprobatehood.
 

Michael Carney (217)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 10:00 pm
Noted, and signed
 

Marta B (45)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 10:34 pm
Signed. Thanks Simone
 

Wayne W (12)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 10:43 pm
Richard S., the US Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that free speech is not absolute. Exceptions to First Amendment protections include defamation, causing panic, fighting words, incitement to crime, sedition and obscenity. Clearly calling for the extermination of the gay population is calling for genocide, a crime internationally, so that is not protected speech. Glenn Beck told US troops to "remember their oath" and "do their duty" and overthrow the US government. That is clearly sedition, a crime usually prosecuted, and so is not protected speech. We have some people called "birthers" who claim President Obama was not born in the US, refering to him as a "Kenyan". That's defamation ("publication of a statement of alleged fact which is false and which harms the reputation of another person") and so that is not protected speech either. Of course, all of this applies to the US only.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 11:12 pm
Signed. Thank you for posting.
 

Phillip I (67)
Friday December 31, 2010, 12:41 am
If we're going to go around asking whom it should be allowed to execute, I think ignorant, narrow minded mean spirited fundamentalist religious lunatics (of ALL faiths) should be considered for extermination. Seems to me that the existence of such mentally defective creatures as they (fundamentalists) is pretty close to being proof of God's non-existence. ...I mean, if THAT's the best that he can do, then he's pretty pathetic as a supreme creator-being, now idn't he?
 

Veronica G (108)
Friday December 31, 2010, 1:33 am
Signed # 413 and posted to FB
 

Geynell Eskite (68)
Friday December 31, 2010, 1:53 am
Accusing children of "sorcery" and vilifying homosexuals....Scapegoating is used to keep the populus from focusing on the corruption and of their leaders and staging a revolt. It's the same political slight-of-hand Conservatives try to perform here. First, they have to get people whipped into a frenzy over meaningless bullshit or cultivate hatred or fear of a common enemy (gays, Mexicans, Black Presidents, scary socialist Liberals) etc. The people won't realize that the very forces who create the fear (and then promote themselves as the entity that can "fix"it) are weakening them into virtual serfdom, and then expect to be haled as heroes for the privilege. So when Ugandan leaders claim that 7 yr. old sorcerers and homosexuals are responsible for all their country's ills....pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. (It's just a Fox News commentator, showing them how it's done).
 

Yvonne F (181)
Friday December 31, 2010, 2:41 am
What has happened with BBC? Thought they were a bit more serious.
 

Ira M (211)
Friday December 31, 2010, 3:02 am
Signed and noted, thanks!
 

JOHNLEWIS HODDINOTT (77)
Friday December 31, 2010, 3:15 am
noted and signed
 

Edward M (8)
Friday December 31, 2010, 3:27 am
Please understand that the BBC is nothing like it used to be, which was as an independent and fearless broadcaster. It has been reduced to a Government mouthpiece, and is on a very tight leash.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Friday December 31, 2010, 4:04 am
signed
 

. (0)
Friday December 31, 2010, 4:22 am
There's nothing wrong with any poll. It's much easier to fight unjust societal attitudes if we don't know what people believe and think and what percentage of the population believes what.

I do think the BBC giving a forum to the commentator, however, was foolish. He, like anyone else, has a right to free speech; however, the BBC doesn't have to provide the forum for that free speech.
 

Vijay Tankha (28)
Friday December 31, 2010, 4:38 am
While never being able to condone gay behaviour, I think asking for their elimination a bit far-fetched. Each person has a right to his/her personal choice, and if that choice is not thrust into our faces I see no problem. Indeed, it seems the witch hunts are here again.
 

Patricia N (41)
Friday December 31, 2010, 6:37 am
Signed and noted.
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Friday December 31, 2010, 7:29 am
Signed, GLADLY!!!
 

Brian M (0)
Friday December 31, 2010, 7:44 am
noted and signed
 

Robert O (12)
Friday December 31, 2010, 8:47 am
Thanks.
 

Alicia V (181)
Friday December 31, 2010, 10:06 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Jason Green (235)
Friday December 31, 2010, 10:43 am
signed thank you
 

Ricardo C (66)
Friday December 31, 2010, 11:02 am
No one chooses to be gay. Gays are born gay. Being in favor of executing gays is as wicked as a person can get. Some people have to be careful, they might be in favor of executing their brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, fathers, mothers, grandfathers. You never know who might be gay!

 

Ricardo C (66)
Friday December 31, 2010, 11:06 am
I have gay relatives. Gay friends. Gay neighbors. To me they are not gay...they're my relatives...my friends...my neighbors. Happy New Year to ALL!
 

Helle H (21)
Friday December 31, 2010, 11:56 am
Let make a poll it we want to execute broadcasting people!
 

Nicholas Thibeault (2)
Friday December 31, 2010, 12:27 pm
Some people are so disgusting both in their thoughts and actions!! noted and signed of course!! WTF BBC??!!!
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday December 31, 2010, 1:05 pm
Help this campaign succeed!
Share this petition with your friends

Tell BBC: No More Commentators Who Believe Gay People Should Be Executed
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Past Member (0)
Friday December 31, 2010, 1:13 pm
signed... and noted
 

Lidia E F (8)
Friday December 31, 2010, 1:17 pm
Noted and signed.This so called religious person needs to be hung by his hind quarters until he gets rid of his biases and hate.
 

Janyce S (12)
Friday December 31, 2010, 2:08 pm
Noted and signed
Thanks Simone
 

. (0)
Friday December 31, 2010, 2:10 pm
Boy, did the BBC step in it....this is pretty outrageous. Imagine CBS conducting this pole and the hysteria it would cause.
 

Judith C (159)
Friday December 31, 2010, 3:04 pm
noted & signed
 

M B (62)
Friday December 31, 2010, 3:05 pm
incredible for the BBC !
 

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday December 31, 2010, 3:11 pm
this bbc is completly wrong!!!!!! absolutely stupid!!!!!!!
 

Alice B (241)
Friday December 31, 2010, 3:34 pm
NOTED, SIGNED & POSTED ON MY FB. Typical: we LGBTQs are the default "safe target" for cretinous HATERS, throughout globe. BBC is showing a sick underside.
 

Mac R (289)
Friday December 31, 2010, 4:57 pm
Robert S, no one is calling for censorship in the media! All we are saying is that there are plenty of talking heads around to give all sides of any agrument, and them giving a radically hateful and ignorant sod free exposure that gives him the image of legitimacy is extraordinarily bad judgment on the part of the BBC.

Would you feel the same way if they had called the grand dragon of the KKK in to comment on a news piece about blacks?

No one is calling for censorship! We're calling for better judgment! Don't confuse the two!

 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday December 31, 2010, 6:11 pm
These are amongst the most inflammatory and ridiculous arguments to see daylight........stupidity and bigotry appears live and well with the BBC. Signed most definitely.
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Friday December 31, 2010, 7:04 pm
Maybe, we can ship these fools to Mexico, along with the Arizonians. These homophobes make me wonder if the year is almost 2011.

Calling for executions, is not expressing an opinion. It is professing hatred and inciting violence. Hatred comes from within, so you know what that tells us about the hater. Who taught these people to hate themselves, so drastically?
 

dong l. (0)
Friday December 31, 2010, 10:22 pm
Signed. Thanks Simone
 

Jere W (9)
Saturday January 1, 2011, 12:59 am
Noted & signed
 

Linda W (32)
Saturday January 1, 2011, 6:34 am
Awful!!!!
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday January 1, 2011, 4:12 pm
Signed
 

Christine Stewart (134)
Saturday January 1, 2011, 9:20 pm
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 2, 2011, 2:50 am
s&n, horrible to think they did that
 

pam w (139)
Monday January 3, 2011, 4:29 pm
Happily signed.
 

Lori K (56)
Monday January 3, 2011, 6:23 pm
Holy crackers! Just when you think you've seen it all..... already signed and forwarded.
 
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