Cristo Foufas: ‘We are utter hypocrites as a nation’

Cristo Foufas: ‘We are utter hypocrites as a nation’

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

TalkRADIO’s Cristo Foufas has said that “we are utter hypocrites as a nation” when it comes to trading with nations who have poor human rights records.

Talking on his show, Mr Foufas said: “I hate the fact that on the one hand we are fight IS who throw people off buildings.

“On the other hand we are welcoming Erdoğan from Turkey, we are welcoming Saudi Arabia.

“We are welcoming all these head of countries that are essentially doing the same thing in a ‘legal’ sense, yet we welcome them because it is good for our trade.

“We are utter hypocrites as a nation.”

This comes as India's supreme court rejected a law from the colonial era that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

In a unanimous decision, five supreme court justices ruled the law was a weapon used to harass members of the gay community and resulted in discrimination.

After the ruling, opponents of the law danced and waved flags outside the court.

The law - known as Section 377 - held that intercourse between members of the same sex was against the order of nature.

 

‘Everyone looks at what everyone is doing now’

William Connolly, the editor of Gay Times has said that political leaders do “look at what everyone is doing” and it influences others to “push back”.

Mr Connolly told talkRADIO’s Cristo Foufas: “I think everybody looks at what everyone is doing now to compare themselves, rightly or wrongly, to other people around the world.”

He added: “There is an element of the environment around influencing others but also people acknowledging that if there is a right somewhere else and they are not privy to that right.

“It is a fundamental human right to be able to marry the person that you love, you should instantly be able to get that.

“I think a lot of people push back and say ‘what makes that person different to me?’”