Monday, April 16, 2012
All is well in Oz
From the Raw Story:
A kiss between two gay men angered Muslims who were protesting outside the Global Atheist Convention in Australia over the weekend.With a great picture of the event. Notice that no one was teargassed, Tased, pepper sprayed or otherwise rioted by the police. And the Aussies like their beer, too.
Gregory Storer and his partner, Michael Barnett, were attending the convention in Melbourne when they were confronted by a group of Muslim protesters holding signs that that said, “Atheism is the Cancer / Islam is the Answer” and “Christopher Hitchens Final Destination: Hell Fire.”
“My partner Michael and I took advantage of the moment to kiss in front of the group,” Storer wrote on his blog. “We understand that in some Islamic States gay people are persecuted and executed for their sexuality. It was an ideal opportunity to challenge the notion of acceptance and tolerance. As we began kissing, the Muslims began chanting, burn in hell.”
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