Some would call this a form of censorship and argue that the gay community should be the last to endorse this sort of government action. Others, including me, feel that it sends a good strong message that intolerance and homophobia are a sickness that healthy cultures cannot afford.
Looks like at least sixteen members of the odious Westboro Baptist Church, including the hateful Fred Phelps and his daughter Shirley, will be officially barred from entering England.
From the Pink News:
Home secretary Jacqui Smith said she had decided to make the list public in order to make clear what behaviour would not be tolerated in the UK.
Speaking on GMTV, she said: "I think it's important that people understand the sorts of values and sorts of standards that we have here, the fact that it's a privilege to come and the sort of things that mean you won't be welcome in this country.
"Coming to this country is a privilege. If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country and, what's more, now we will make public those people that we have excluded."
Would you rather argue with the flu or avoid it?