John M. Becker

Dominican Republic Bans Miley for Promoting Lesbian Sex

Filed By John M. Becker | August 22, 2014 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: banning, Dominican Republic, lesbian sex, Miley Cyrus, morality police, ridiculous

miley-cyrus-tongue.jpgAccording to Andrés Duque over at Blabbeando, the government of the Dominican Republic is cracking down on Miley Cyrus:

The National Commission for Public Performances in the Dominican Republic announced today that they were banning a September 13th Miley Cyrus concert for, among other things, promoting lesbian sex.

"The National Commission for Public Performances in the exercise of the powers given by the Constitution of the Republic through Regulation 824 of Law Number 1951 Article 4306 - the purpose of which is to prevent public performances that offend the morals, good customs and relationship between friendly countries - imposes this ban based on Miley Cyrus' common engagement in acts during her concerts that defy morals and customs in ways usually penalized by Dominican law," a statement reads.

They add that Cyrus "uses inadequate attire, corrupts language, uses perverse imagery and phrasing, uses phrases with double meanings, glorifies crime, violence and denigrating acts against civility and promotes sex, lesbian sex and the use of inadequate objects in public."

Being gay or lesbian is not a crime in the Caribbean island but religious fundamentalists have grown increasingly vocal in their opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues and have, as of late, targeted the openly gay U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic James "Wally" Brewster and his husband Bob Satawake.

Calling the move "ridiculous, Duque editorializes that the commission "deserves every bit of international ridicule they receive" as a result. I'm inclined to agree. Shouldn't they have better things to do than pander to and promote homophobia?

h/t: Joe. My. God.

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