A few messages from Antony have popped up on the official Antony and the Johnsons site recently, and though they consist of mostly light fare (Whitney Houston shout-outs, new album teases, etc.), yesterday’s post (via The Music Slut) took on a much more serious subject: hate crimes in Iraq.
Antony cites a truly shocking Guardian article, which discusses escalating violence in Iraq against gay people, including the murder and/or torture of hundreds. The piece is very disturbing, so I won’t quote it here, but I do suggest checking it out. Here’s what Antony has to say:
ALLAH TREASURES HIS GAY AND TRANSGENDERED CHILDREN, HIS PRECIOUS HOMOSEXUAL CHILDREN.
JESUS ADORES HIS GAY CHILDREN AND RESERVES A SACRED PLACE FOR THEM IN THE FOLDS OF HIS CLOTHES.
IT IS A SIN TO HURT A GAY OR TRANSGENDERED PERSON. YOU HURT ALLAH WHEN YOU HURT ONE OF THESE MEN OR WOMEN, BOYS OR GIRLS.
Make a tshirt. Tell your friends.
love from Antony, crying.