It was on the BBC website, and is examined in Pink News.
The BBC website carries daily “Have Your Say” pages relating to some of the main stories of the day. If it had asked, “Should Muslims be executed?” . . . well, it would never have got through in the first place.
The questionable question in question relates to the hate Bill that is in prospect in Uganda. The question on the BBC web page was quickly changed to “Should Uganda debate gay execution?” (That is really up to Uganda, and is a pretty fatuous question, and bears all the hallmarks of one that has been hurriedly penned in the hope that not too many people have seen the first one.)
The choice of question – the first question, that is – has caused outrage. Pink News says, “Politicians from all the main parties have expressed revulsion at the BBC’s handling of the debate, while readers were angry [that] the question had been allowed to appear.”
The question as it stood brought expected comment from some fascist in Surrey:
Totally agree. Ought to be imposed in the UK too, asap. Bring back some respectable family values. Why do we have to suffer “gay pride” festivals? Would I be allowed to organise a “straight pride” festival? No, thought as much!! If homosexuality is natural, as we are forced to believe, how can they sustain the species? I suggest all gays are put on a remote island and left for a generation – after which, theoretically there should be none left!”
Actually, you moron, you would be able to organise a “straight pride” festival – or ought to be allowed to, provided you were not inciting violence or hatred against gays. Why not? It wouldn’t go down very well, because it would be seen as criticising gays, whereas gay pride events celebrate the gay lifestyle and call for freedom to love as nature intended (for gays, that is, before you start!), and they don’t set out to criticise the straight lifestyle. But I, for one, see no reason why you shouldn’t organise one. See what support you get.
And, double moron, who says you are “forced to believe” anything?
And, double moron on stilts with brass knobs on, what has sustaining the species got to do with anything? Don’t straights manage that (ignoring the fact gays can reproduce, of course, and that it’s just that most of them simply don’t want to shag members of the opposite sex)?
But you’re entitled to your opinion, such as it is.