Alan Turing Must Be Pardoned Demands House Of Lords
The Huffington Post UK | By Ned Simons
Posted: 19/07/2013 13:13 BST | Updated: 19/07/2013 13:49 BST
EDIT: via Twitter...Alan Turing looks set to receive a pardon, after the government lent its support to a Bill that would overturn the wartime codebreaker's conviction for being gay.
Turing took his own life with cyanide in 1954 at the age of 41 - he had been sentenced to chemical castration for the crime of gross indecency.
The mathematician, one of the fathers of computer science, worked at the British government's Second World War code-breaking headquarters at Bletchley Park. He is best known for having cracked the messages sent by the German Enigma machines and is credited with saving the country from starvation.
On Friday peers demanded that Turing be given a pardon as they gave Lord Sharkey's Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) Bill its second reading.
The Lib Dem peer told the House of Lords today that Turing was treated with "terrible cruelty" and insisted the country and government owed him a debt. "The government knows that Turing is a hero and a very great man, they acknowledge he was cruelly treated," he said.
I didn't watch the whole video (it's over an hour), but I watched the first 10-12 minutes when Lord Sharkey is speaking. It's well worth your time imho.PinkNews @pinknews 23m
Video: Peers call for pardon of Alan Turing as pardon bill has Lords second reading http://p.ink.cx/1axotkx
Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing to be given posthumous pardon
Government indicates support for backbench bill to pardon mathematician who took his own life after indecency case
Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent
The Guardian, Friday 19 July 2013 15.03 EDT
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Kingston, Ont., lesbian couple threatened, told to move out of town
How the letter opens:
The article mentions that BB guns have been give the younger members of the group "so that they can hunt you down."Lesbian bitches:
We are a small but dedicated group of Kingston residents devoted to removing the scourge of homosexuality in our city. We know you and have been following you for the past several weeks and we wish for you to leave this city, before it is too late for you. This will be the first of many reminders, each escalating to higher and higher levels of harassment and derailment.
Another portion of the letter:
We feel that unless homosexuals reconvert to heterosexuality that life under this planet, under the umbrella of our Lord Jesus Christ, will become unbearable. Having observed you, we feel that you are committed lesbians unlikely to convert, hence this (first and only) gentle attempt to make you move.
Colour me displeased when a jumping bean comes out of nowhere and grabs the Olympic Gold Medal.
Gee, way to show that Christian love. . . Creepy, too: "we have been following you for the past several weeks"?? What kind of person does this?We feel that unless homosexuals reconvert to heterosexuality that life under this planet, under the umbrella of our Lord Jesus Christ, will become unbearable. Having observed you, we feel that you are committed lesbians unlikely to convert, hence this (first and only) gentle attempt to make you move.
Dear Mean People:
We feel that unless you actually, REALLY convert to the way of Christ, who just *happened* to say that loving your neighbor was the second-most-important command, we'll just continue to be frustrated by people like you who continue to make Christianity look bad. Life on this planet with people like you is sometimes unbearable, but we'll do our best to love you anyway.
Christians who don't take a few Bible verses wildly out of context and possibly mistranslated as well to shape the entirety of their lives and as justification for bigotry
BARK LESS. WAG MORE.
IMO there's too much fascination with the gay culture for him to be 100% straight and that fascination must come from within him.
I don't know why or how, but something [clearly] arouses his curiosity.
Putin Airlines flight safety video: How not to act too gay during the Sochi Olympics (funny video)
7/26/2013 10:00am by John Aravosis
I’d written about the growing boycott of Stolichnaya vodka over Russia’s brutal and violent crackdown on gay and trans people, and anyone seen to be giving them comfort.
Well, now someone’s done a brilliant video about “Putin Airlines,” where if you act a tad too gay, you get cuffed.
I was at a (gay) wedding yesterday, and it was an absolutely perfect, sunny & cloudless evening. I said to my friend sitting next to me "If god really did hate gays, we'd have thunder, rain, and tornados right now. Take that, homophobes!"
Cheyenne Jackson Confirms Plans to Divorce Husband Monte Lapka
NEWS By Broadway.com Staff July 31, 2013 - 4:18PM
I'm sad to hear this news.Broadway hunk Cheyenne Jackson has split from Monte Lapka, his husband of nearly two years and partner of over a decade. The pair wed in September 2011 in an intimate beach ceremony in the Hamptons.
The duo released a statement regarding the separation: “Cheyenne Jackson and his husband Monte Lapka have mutually decided to divorce. The couple have been together for 13 years, and were married in NY State two years ago. It is an amicable parting and understandably, a private matter.”
But I guess dots just got another chance....
Wait! So maybe I'm not going crazy after all... (??)
I swear I saw him walking on Sunset Blvd. right by Freestyle Photo, but I was like nahhh.
So he's in Cali now? Could it be that I saw him walking on Sunset blvd.? He was carrying a plastic bag from Home Depot.
Not to sound like a "fangirl" but OMG! OMG!!!!!!
Y'all have seemed to take some wild leaps with the gossip! I know the mustache is for a movie role, maybe the tattoos aren't real and are for the same role.
As far as having a new boyfriend...maybe...and if so, sex...probably.
But to imply drugs?!?