Sodomy Laws in Violation of Human Rights
"If sodomy is against the law of the Bible, then slavery must be
December 9, 2002
The recent decision by the US Supreme Court to hear the Lawrence vs. Texas
case (involving two men convicted for consensual sex under a Texas sodomy law)
reminds us of the hypocrisy in this country where consenting adults are not
permitted to have sex but pedophile priests are protected. Such anachronistic
laws also remind us more of Taliban-like regimes than of a country of freedom.
The existence of sodomy laws is in total contradiction with the respect of
human rights. How can a state have anything to say about what consenting
adults do together privately? In addition, a State’s responsibility is to
protect human rights and cannot declare what is "moral" as this is a
violation of the separation of church and state. Raelians, many Christians and
Jews (just to name a few) believe that enjoying the pleasures of life is a key
to a more peaceful and happy society, and that any sexual practice is good as
long as it involves only consenting adults.
For those who quote the Bible for creating laws, if every letter of the
Bible is to be respected, then we will be allowed to sell daughters into
slavery (Exodus 21:7), killing people that work on Sundays (Exodus 35:2), kill
men for getting haircuts, (Lev. 19:27), playing football (touching the skin of
a dead pig Lev. 11:6-8) and many more examples of which if human rights are
respected, these ancient (and stupid) laws would be ignored.
In order to protest against sodomy laws in the states where they exist and
accelerate the overturning of these antiquated laws, the U.S. Raelian Movement
invites "sodomizing citizens" to massively turn themselves in, and
by doing so to overwhelm the judicial system with sodomy cases, forcing these
ridiculous laws to finally be abolished which the Supreme Court will surely do
by June of 2003.
- For interview requests with Rick Roehr, President of the US Raelian
Movement please contact Donna Newman, Public Relations at: 305-690-9800
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