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Last minute reprieve for ‘gay’ dog Elton

A PITBULL/American bulldog crossbred was due to die yesterday by lethal injection because his owner believed his was gay. Elton’s owner in Jackson, Tennesssee, dumped him on the Jackson Rabies Control Animal Shelter on January 29 because he witnessed Elton "humping" another male dog.

Christians help fuel more intolerance in Russia

RUSSIA’S “traditional values” exclude human rights for lesbians and gays. This was made clear again yesterday when the Russian Parliament backed a draft law banning "homosexual propaganda".

United Russia Party’s deputy Dmitry Sablin said before the 388-1 vote in the 450-seat chamber:

We live in Russia, not Sodom and Gomorrah. Russia is a thousands-years-old country founded on its own traditional values – the protection of which is dearer to me than even oil and gas.

PTT letter supporting gay marriage published in Nigerian Guardian

LEADING Nigerian newspaper, the Guardian, today carries a letter from the UK gay charity, The Pink Triangle Trust, regarding the country’s opposition to same-sex marriage.

Under the heading, Promoting citizens’ universal human rights, the letter reads:

The international community and human rights activists are urging Nigeria to reconsider the bill prohibiting same-sex marriage. But Senate President, David Mark has maintained that the bill would be passed.