Are you beginning to see why we talk about this stuff?
It reminds me of a recent discussion we had in our National Church about the contentious issue of blessing same-sex relationships. At that time those of us who had problems with this were advised to relax, as we weren't being asked to approve these actions, just to allow them.
Brunei is using the same argument now.
But I don't know guys, I just keep finding this really judgmental place within me that is really uncomfortable that we as New Zealanders would just sit back & say nothing when a neighbouring government starts killing practising homosexuals.
I think I need help.
Obviously it must be my fault.
I can only be a bigoted, hate-filled white-supremacist to think like this eh?
Because it couldn't be anything to do with the historic & unchanging laws of Sharia could it?
The tiny Islamic nation of Brunei is implementing full sharia punishments for adultery (death by stoning), homosexual sex (death by stoning), and theft (amputation of hands).
Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, is unapologetic for his countries adherence to Islamic law, and he demands that other nations respect his country's decision. Will American proponents of sharia law (such as Linda Sarsour) be pleased with Brunei's move towards Allah's punishments, or will they finally see a problem with the teachings of Muhammad? David Wood discusses the issue.