Liberia: Anti-Gay Group Circulates Hit List

The row over gays and lesbians in Liberia has taken an ugly twist with the emergence of a purported hit-list detailing the identities of targeted individuals.

A poster attributed to a notorious group of anti-gay activists have been posted at various places in Monrovia containing the names of seven men known for their pro-gay stance.

The Movement Against Gays in Liberia put up the lists over the weekend, warning the listed targets to “begin saying the Lord’s prayers”.

The list includes Archie Ponpon, a well known gay-rights campaigner who recently narrowly escaped mob lynching after a radio talk show in which he propagated for same-sex marriage.

“Having conducted a comprehensive investigation, we are convinced that the below listed individuals are gays or supporters of the club who don’t mean well for our country,” the message on the flier reads.

And it adds: “… we have agreed to go after them using all means in life.”

Although no one knows the leaders of this group, other media reports quoted one Moses Tapleh, a Monrivia resident who identified himself as an affiliate of the group, as warning that the threats should be taken seriously.

Tapleh said LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals) supporters could be subjected to “dangerous punishments” including “flogging and death.”

The row of over same-sex marriage in Liberia intensified following moves by two newly elected Liberian senators to have a revised bill that will impose a death sentence on culprits.

The ensuing national debate has been going side by side with an international campaign for gay acceptance.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf`s government was recently forced to deny supporting the legislations following a controversial interview with a British newspaper.

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  1. Dotun Reply

    Do watever u want 2 em. Our forefathers wuld praise 4rm their graves 4 nt allowing d foreigners 2 worsen our decaying social norms.

  2. Dotun Reply

    Kill em, lynch em, burn em alive. Our forefathers wuld praise 4rm their graves 4 nt allowing d foreigners 2 worsen our decaying social norms.

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