Well, yes, of course it was. Why would I even bother asking?
You might say the same of the BBC's new Have Your Say debate, which is breaking new ground by asking "Should Homosexuals Face Execution?" Except that the answer in this case would be "No".
Yes yes, Have Your Say is always populated by bigots and morons, so it's no surprise that some people are actually supporting Uganda's proposed gay death penalty, but that's not really the point. Why are they being given a platform at all?
I'm not a no-platformer - I supported the Beeb's decision to put Nick Griffin on Question Time - but this is simply an open invitation to post seemingly unmoderated bile on a publicly funded forum.
Thankfully by now the most offensive comments have been voted down a bit.
Another thing about Uganda's proposed law is, it's not just the death penalty for gay people. It's jail terms for anyone who talks about (or "promotes") homosexuality. They're going all out on this one.
via @antonvowl, @SohoPolitico
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