Kuwaiti academic claims semen-eating anal worms cause homosexuality

Via Nick Duffy

Kuwaiti academic claims semen-eating anal worms cause homosexuality

Mariam Al-Sohel claims homosexuality is caused by semen-eating anal worms


A Kuwaiti academic has claimed that she has developed a cure for homosexuality that targets semen-eating anal worms.


Dr Mariam Al-Sohel, who claims to have qualifications in “Sex Management,” appeared on Kuwaiti channel Scope TV to sell suppositories that she claims kills worms making men gay.


In a clip translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute Sohel claims that she has “discovered therapeutic suppositories that curb the sexual urges” of gay men and lesbians.

Mariam Al-Sohel: Homosexuality persists because of anal worm that feeds on semen

Sohel explains: “The sexual urge develops when a person is sexually attacked, and afterwards it persists, because there is an anal worm that feeds on semen.

“It feeds on sperm. So what I did was to produce suppositories which are to be used by certain people at a certain time, and it cures those urges by exterminating the worm that feeds on sperm.”

The academic, adds: “By the way, this is all science, so there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Of course not. It’s Prophetic medicine. It’s all in the books.”

Sohel goes on to claim that the treatment works for both gay men and lesbians, though it is unclear how exactly semen-eating anal worms would survive in most lesbian relationships.

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She adds that the treatments for gay men also include a balanced diet of foods “that increase their masculinity and build muscle.”

Sohel claimed: “Any food that is buried underground provides men with stability, strengthens their muscles and increases their masculinity.”

Semen-eating anal worms theory gets frosty reception

Unsurprisingly, LGBT+ campaigners are not convinced by her claims.

Gay German politician Volker Beck told The Jerusalem Post: “The cure for homosexuality is popular among religious fundamentalists. It is quackery and charlatanry.

“Such therapies and their apologists must be warned. Whether it is Sohel’s suppositories or from Catholic doctors in Germany, it is hocus pocus that reveals much about the mental state of these people.”

Mariam Al-Sohel claims homosexuality is caused by semen-eating anal wormsMariam Al-Sohel claims homosexuality is caused by semen-eating anal worms

British campaigner Peter Tatchell added: “This takes gay ‘conversion therapy‘ and quack medicine to new heights of absurdity.

“Anal worms that feed on sperm and make men gay? Foods that make them masculine and straight? This is the most bizarre homophobic nonsense that I have heard in ages.

“On a sinister level, it is another outrageous Islamic-inspired attempt to eradicate same-sex desires. This academic is mirroring failed Nazi attempts to cure homosexuality.”

Tatchell added that the clip “shows how dogmatic religion is the enemy of knowledge, truth and human rights.”

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“If I don’t listen to my imaginary friend, why the fuck should I listen to yours?”

Watch: Mr. Robot Nails Religion

by Michael Stones

Elliott delivers a beautiful anti-religion rant in the latest episode of Mr. Robot.

In an Adderall fueled fugue, and six days of no sleep, Elliot is slipping into what he calls a “fatal error.” The bad trip culminates in a beautiful rant in front of his church therapy group that he meets with weekly in an attempt to maintain/regain his sanity.

When asked by the group facilitator:

Would you like to share? God can help you.

Elliott responds:

Is that what God does? He helps? Tell me, why didn’t God help my innocent friend who died for no reason while the guilty ran free?

Okay. Fine. Forget the one offs. How about the countless wars declared in his name?

Okay. Fine. Let’s skip the random, meaningless murder for a second, shall we? How about the racist, sexist, phobia soup we’ve all been drowning in because of him? And I’m not just talking about Jesus. I’m talking about all organized religion. Exclusive groups created to manage control. A dealer getting people hooked on the drug of hope. His followers, nothing but addicts who want their hit of bullshit to keep their dopamine of ignorance.

Addicts. Afraid to believe the truth. That there’s no order. There’s no power. That all religions are just metastasizing mind worms, meant to divide us so it’s easier to rule us by the charlatans that wanna run us. All we are to them are paying fanboys of their poorly-written sci-fi franchise.

If I don’t listen to my imaginary friend, why the fuck should I listen to yours? People think their worship’s some key to happiness. That’s just how he owns you. Even I’m not crazy enough to believe that distortion of reality. So fuck God. He’s not a good enough scapegoat for me.

That is some fantastic dialog from a highly innovative and enjoyable television program.

Watch the scene below:

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Two Anti-Abortion Picketers Just Lost Their High Court Challenge

Two Anti-Abortion Picketers Just Lost Their High Court Challenge

“A woman’s decision whether or not to abort her pregnancy is not a political decision.”

Gina Rushton

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BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia

Two anti-abortion campaigners convicted for breaching safe-access zones outside abortion clinics have lost their High Court appeal.

Kathy Clubb leaving Melbourne Magistrates' Court in Aug. 2017.

Lawyers for Victorian woman Kathy Clubb and Queensland man Graham Preston argued the zones, which were established to protect patients and staff from harassment and intimidation, infringed on their right to freedom of political communication.

In the decision handed down in the High Court on Wednesday morning, all seven judges agreed the appeal should be dismissed, but some gave different reasons for the ruling.

“A woman’s decision whether or not to abort her pregnancy is not a political decision,” Justice Geoffrey Nettle wrote.

“It is an apolitical, personal decision informed by medical considerations, personal circumstances and personal religious and ethical beliefs, qualitatively different from a political decision as to whether abortion law should be amended.

“For the same reason, a communication directed to persuading a woman as to whether or not to abort her pregnancy is not a political communication but a communication concerning an entirely personal matter.”

The Chief Justice of Australia Susan Kiefel, Justice Virginia Bell and Justice Patrick Keane agreed that the safe-access zones legislation is “suitable” as it has a “rational connection to its purpose”.

“Those wishing to say what they want about abortions have an unimpeded ability to do so outside the radius of the safe access zones,” they wrote.

“The 150m radius of the safe access zones serves merely to restrict their ability to do so in the presence of a captive audience of pregnant women seeking terminations and those involved in advising and assisting them.

“A measure that seeks to ensure that women seeking a safe termination are not driven to less safe procedures by being subjected to shaming behaviour or by the fear of the loss of privacy is a rational response to a serious public health issue.”

Preston is from Queensland but was convicted and fined $3,000 in 2016 for breaching the Tasmanian safe-access zone laws in 2014 and 2015.

Graham Preston.

Clubb became the first person in Victoria to be charged under laws passed in 2015 that make it illegal to protest within 150 metres of an abortion clinic.

She was found guilty in Oct. 2017 of one charge of prohibited behaviour within a safe-access zone for allegedly approaching a couple outside East Melbourne Fertility Control Clinic and trying to hand them pamphlets. She was fined $5,000.

The mother of 13 appealed her case to the High Court alongside Preston’s, where her lawyers argued that safe-access zones violate the Australian Constitution’s implied freedom of political communication.

Clubb’s case is one of many “strategic cases” assisted by an Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) initiative, the Human Rights Law Alliance — a team of Christian lawyers who fight to protect “religious freedom and fundamental rights in the courts of Australia”.

Graham Preston.

The ACL has campaigned in multiple states against decriminalising abortion and against introducing safe-access zones.

In their written submissions, Clubb’s lawyers argued the debate over abortion is political and that “political communications about abortions are often at their most effective when they are engaged in at the place at which abortions are provided”.

“It is no different in that respect to a communication on the ethics of animal rights, gay marriage, euthanasia or discrimination — once a mind is changed on the ethics, the politics will often follow.”

Three of the High Court judges on Wednesday summarised that there was no restriction “at all” on political communications outside of safe-access zones and no discrimination “between pro-abortion and anti-abortion communications”.

“The purpose of the prohibition justifies a limitation on the exercise of free expression within that limited area,” the joint judgement read.

“And the justification of the prohibition draws support from the very constitutional values that underpin the implied freedom.”

Preston and Clubb spoke to reporters outside the court.

“It is a very sad day,” Preston said, while holding a plastic foetal doll.

Clubb said it was a “terrible decision”.

“It is not enough that so many babies have been killed but now free speech has been killed as well,” she said.

‘Death sentence for women’: Alabama proposes law to make abortion punishable by up to 99 years in prison

Bill would even criminalise performing abortions in cases of rape and incest

Via:- Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim

The Independent US

Alabama is proposing a law that would make carrying out an abortion at any stage of the pregnancy punishable by 10 to 99 years in jail.

The strict abortion ban, which has been branded a “death sentence for women”, would even criminalise performing abortions in cases of rape and incest.

The legislation, which Alabama politicians introduced on Tuesday, would only allow abortions in instances where there is “a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother”.

The bill also equates legalised abortion to some of history’s gravest atrocities – likening having your pregnancy terminated to the Nazi campaign of extermination that led to the mass murders of Jews and others during the Holocaust.

The legislation says: “More than 50 million babies have been aborted in the United States since the Roe decision in 1973, more than three times the number who were killed in German death camps, Chinese purges, Stalin’s gulags, Cambodian killing fields, and the Rwandan genocide combined.”

The bill, which has more than 60 co-sponsors in the 105-member Alabama house of representatives, means a doctor would be hit with a Class A felony if they were to perform an abortion. It would ban all abortions, even those using prescription drugs, as soon as a woman is “known to be pregnant”. 

“It simply criminalises abortion,” Terri Collins, a Republican representative who is the bill’s sponsor. “Hopefully, it takes it all the way to the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade.”

Pressed about pushing a measure that obviously conflicts with Supreme Court decisions, Ms Collins said the “whole point is to get the courts to relook at this issue”.

She said: “I think people are seeing a possibility that the Supreme Court might have a more conservative-leaning balance”.

Alarm bells have been raised that Roe v Wade – the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalised abortion nationwide in 1973 – could be overturned or radically undermined with new conservative justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. 

Staci Fox, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast, called it a “death sentence for women across this state”.

She said: “These bans are blatantly unconstitutional and lawmakers know it – they just don’t care. Alabamians are just pawns in this political game to challenge access to safe, legal abortion nationally.”

Alabama is the latest Republican-leaning state to try to pass a strict abortion ban as conservatives take aim at Roe v Wade. Abortion opponents in other states have been emboldened to attempt to provoke new legal battles that could spark Supreme Court justices to revisit the key case.

The Alabama bill comes after Kentucky and Mississippi approved bans on abortion once a foetal heartbeat is detected, which happens as soon as the sixth week of pregnancy. At six weeks, many women do not yet know they are pregnant. 

Other states, including Georgia and South Carolina, could pass similar bans.

Georgia’s governor is contemplating whether to sign a law banning abortion once a foetal heartbeat is detected. More than 50 Hollywood actors, including Alyssa Milano, Alec Baldwin and Amy Schumer, sent a letter threatening to pull business out of Georgia, a focal point for TV and film production, if the ban is enacted.

A South Carolina House subcommittee passed a similar heartbeat bill on Tuesday.

Critics argue the Republicans are unnecessarily launching legal battles that will prove to be expensive and futile – with taxpayers potentially footing the bill.

Rights organisations have accused the Trump administration of attacking women’s reproductive rights by reinstating the global gag rule, which blocks federal funding for non-governmental organisations that provide abortion counselling or referrals.

Campaigners have also criticised the government for appointing anti-abortion rights activists to key posts in federal departments that handle women’s health, and striving to cut Title X funding to health providers that carry out abortions or make abortion referrals. 

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Christians claim they’re being persecuted, but are they the real bullies?

“As Christians, we have had our way for such a long time that we don’t even recognise that being criticised isn’t really persecution.”
By Chris Csabs

Christian Churches in Australia are having a tough time. Numbers are down, abuse, hypocrisy and prejudice are rife and, as a result, public opinion of Christianity can tend to be critical rather than embracing.

For Christians, this can be hard. After all, in Australia, we have had the monopoly as one of, if not the, key influencers of societal opinion for many years. Issues such as the role of women, gender, sex and sexuality have largely been discussed, even in the secular community, with Christian beliefs as an assumed shared morality for decades. But this is changing.

In the SBS documentary Christians Like Us, where I shared a house with nine other Christians for a week discussing issues like this, the first thing that divided us was the idea of Christian persecution.

“It’s not easy being a Christian in this society,” said one housemate, to murmurs and nods of agreement. “It’s not easy being a Catholic!” said another.

Chris Csabs

Chris Csabs will appear on new SBS documentary series ‘Christians Like Us’.

My instant gut reaction was of anger, and I couldn’t help but to stick my two cents in. “It’s not that hard either.” I interrupted, seeing nine sets of eyes turn to face me.

I am a Christian, but I am also a gay man who experienced years of ‘conversion therapy’. I know why my housemates feel that they are persecuted, but I also know that the reality is:  I have experienced far more persecution as a gay man than as a Christian…and most of it has come from the Church. For this reason, I no longer go to a church, even though I retain my faith in God and my relationship with Him.

I am a Christian, but I am also a gay man that experienced years of ‘conversion therapy’.

As Christians, we have had our way for a long time. In fact, it could be argued that up until recently, the Church has been one of the most powerful influencers of societal norms in Australia. However, public opinion is now far less influenced by the Church. This is evidenced, amongst other things, by the overwhelming support for marriage equality, which probably didn’t exist in such a strong majority a decade ago. Unfortunately, the reaction from the Church has largely been to claim that they are now being ‘bullied’ and ‘persecuted’.

Christians in Australia do cop some criticism. I mean, we really do make ourselves easy targets. Are people laughing at us? Sometimes, yes! Do people like us? Often, no! But perhaps we need to ask ourselves, why? And the answer is – because Christians do and say things that completely warrant criticism.


“I’ve got homosexual friends,” said one housemate, “…but I get called a homophobe because I may not agree with something. That’s not a fair cop…”

As Christians, we have had our way for such a long time that we don’t even recognise that being criticised isn’t really persecution… often, we are simply being disagreed with. But after many decades of having a monopoly on influencing societal norms, we are finding ‘changing with the times’ tough. It is not easy to wake up in 2019 and realise that your views are no longer shared by the majority, and it’s even harder to accept that your system of belief no longer holds the same power over society as it once did.

As Christians, we have had our way for such a long time that we don’t even recognise that being criticised isn’t really persecution…

The Church has a long history of real persecution against LGBT+ people. ‘LGBT conversion therapy’ has the spotlight now, and the ideology that gay and trans people can be ‘fixed’ or ‘healed’ is still clung to in more churches than you would like to think. The belief that being LGBT+ is a perversion of the natural order has made them the target of abuse, violence and discrimination for a long time in Australia. Although not all discrimination has directly come from the Church, the influence of the Church’s stance on homosexuality has often perpetuated and even condoned the homophobia and transphobia in the Australian community. LGBT+ people working in Christian organisations still fear loss of employment, and those who go to non-affirming churches are often declined roles in ministry and, in some cases, are asked to leave.

In 2017, the Australian government used a nationwide survey to determine public opinion on same-sex marriage. This was a traumatic and damaging time for LGBT+ Australians, as their fellow countrymen were given permission – no, were encouraged– to give their opinions on whether homosexuals should be considered equal when it comes to marriage law.

Fear-mongering and homophobia were tactics of the ‘No’ campaign.  Advertisements during the debate implied that children were being taught to be gay and trans, and claimed that marriage equality would take away parental rights.

I am truly sick of hearing Christians complain about being ‘persecuted’ for their beliefs. Historically, we have been the bullies. How dare we claim to now be the ‘bullied’ ones, simply because the majority of society has decided that they don’t like the way we treat others.

Chris Csabs appears in the SBS program Christians Like Us, which airs over two nights at 8.35pm, Wednesday April 3 and 10 on SBS.


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