An anti-gay group in Liberia has threatened to punish and possibly kill supporters of gay rights, AP reported.
Fliers distributed over the weekend in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, listed alleged gay-rights supporters. The fliers were signed by the Movement Against Gay’s in Liberia, or MOGAL
A supporter of MOGAL told AP: “We will get to them one by one. They want to spoil our country.” Those on the hit list could be subjected to “dangerous punishments” including “flogging and death,” he said.
Some Liberian legislators are seeking to toughen the country’s laws about homosexuality. A bill introduced by Rep. Clarence Massaquoi would make “same-sex sexual practices” a second-degree felony punishable with a five-year prison sentence, AP reports. A person who “seduces, encourages (or) promotes another person of the same gender to engage in sexual activities” would also be covered by the proposed law.
A similar bill proposed by Liberia’s former first lady, Sen. Jewel Taylor, would make same-sex marriage a first-degree felony punishable with a 10-year prison sentence.