Brunei’s new Shariah penal code is awful—and about to get even worse

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Miss Friday prayer? Get knocked up? That might cost you a fine or jail time under Brunei’s new Shariah penal code. Seem harsh? Just wait until the sultanate debuts flogging, limb-severing and death by stoning…

  • Larry

    Just to show what kind of autocratic hypocrite the Brunei royal family is, below are links showing the kinds of parties hosted by them

    Remember this is man who treats the GDP of his nation as his personal piggy bank and rules with the same level of accountability as Saddam Hussein or Bashar Assad.

  • Brunei owns the Beverly Hills Hotel, not the Beverly Hills Hilton.

  • CarrotCakeMan

    Before American Christians overdo the “tsk-tsk,” they should be reminded that one sect of Christianity has similar plans for America. The founder of “Christian Reconstruction,” also known as “Dominion Christianity,” R. J. Rushdoony.

    “In the Institutes, Rushdoony supported the reinstatement of the Mosaic law’s penal sanctions. Under such a system, the list of civil crimes which carried a death sentence would include homosexuality, adultery, incest, lying about one’s virginity, bestiality, witchcraft, idolatry or apostasy, public blasphemy, false prophesying, kidnapping, rape, and bearing false witness in a capital case.[18] Although supporting the separation of church and state at the national level, Rushdoony understood both institutions as under the rule of God,[19] and thus he conceived secularism as posing endless false antitheses, which his massive work addresses in considerable detail. In short, he sought to cast a vision for the reconstruction of society based on Christian principles.[20]

    The book was also critical of democracy. He wrote that “the heresy of democracy has since then worked havoc in church and state … Christianity and democracy are inevitably enemies.” He elsewhere said that “Christianity is completely and radically anti-democratic; it is committed to spiritual aristocracy,” and characterized democracy as “the great love of the failures and cowards of life.”[8]


  • Neon Genesis

    If fundamentalist Christians hate gays so much and think they’re being so horribly persecuted in America, they should pack their bags and move to Brunei or Uganda.

  • Brian Pellot

    Whoops! Good catch. Updated above. Thanks.

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