Exorcisms used to cleanse LGBTQ
Harsh cure for ‘sickness’ 5 years for putting glass shards in cups
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A Kentucky man caught placing glass shards into shipments of plastic foam cups to fastfood restaurants has been sentenced to five years in prison.
A statement from U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman Thursday said 44-year-old Waylon Horton of Munfordville pleaded guilty in July to tampering with consumer products.
Horton was charged in 2016 after Michigan-based Dart Container Corp. contacted authorities about possible product tampering involving Horton while he was employed by the company at a plant in Horse Cave.
The prosecutor’s office said Horton put glass in cups on two separate occasions in 2016 that were then shipped to fastfood restaurants.
The statement says glass pieces were found in cups at three different restaurants in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Indonesian religious fanatics are carrying out exorcisms in a twisted bid to erase homosexuality.
Islamic clerics are referring to LGBTQ people’s orientation as “their sickness” in the Muslim majority nation.
In recent days, there has been a flurry of canings and rhetoric targeting the gay community.
Religious cops have also busted 18 couples — 10 lesbians and eight who identify as transgender — for “psychological support and rehabilitation”, according to ABC News.
And now, religious leaders are performing exorcisms.
They blame homosexuality and transgenderism on demonic spirits they call dijinn and only an exorcism can “cure them.”
ABC News footage shows a number of distressed men lying on a floor being ordered to “repent” and “God can forgive them.”
Backed by Indonesians
And, apparently, many Indonesians agree: Thousands marched in the streets of Jakarta in a rabidly anti-LGBTQ rally.
The nation’s largest Muslim group with 80 million members wants a crackdown on same-sex relations.
A recent poll revealed that nearly 90% of Indonesians feel “threatened” by the LGBTQ community.
“This situation is alarming as the hateful abuses by law enforcement bodies ... are seen as a normal practice by many people,” said Usman Hamid, Amnesty International Indonesia’s executive director.
Meanwhile, an Irish university lecturer was stabbed to death by one of his former students in Paris for allegedly “insulting the Prophet Mohammed.”
Pakistani national, Ali R., 37, is accused of murdering academic John Dowling, 66.
Cops say he was stabbed 13 times outside the university where he worked. Flunking his finals last year apparently did not leave the suspect in a forgiving mood.
A man is publicly caned in Banda Aceh for having sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country, where there are concerns over mounting hostility toward the small gay community.