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    Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Turing was best known for developing the Bombe, a code-breaking machine that deciphered messages encoded by German machines. His work is considered by many to have saved thousands of lives and helped change the course of the war.
    "Dr. Turing deserves to be remembered and recognized for his fantastic contribution to the war effort and his legacy to science," British Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said in a statement Tuesday. "A pardon from the Queen is a fitting tribute to an exceptional man."
    Turing's castration in 1952 -- after he was convicted of homosexual activity, which was illegal at the time -- is "a sentence we would now consider unjust and discriminatory and which has now been repealed," Grayling said.
    Two years after the castration, which Turing chose to avoid a custodial sentence, he ended his life at the age of 41 by eating an apple laced with cyanide.

    Queen pardons Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality - CNN.com

    Yet another win for the gay agenda.
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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    It's a win for basic human decency.

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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Considering he saved Britian. the royal Family.
    Everything on that island.

    He won the war for Britian and USA.

    And this is how they repay him...............................

    Actually I would prefer The island being part of 2013 Nazi germany, then we would not have to put up with Murdoc and phone hacking................
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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by L0neW0lf View Post
    I would just love to hear your explanation for that statement.

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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    He was actually, physically castrated? Just for being gay? In Britain?


    Astonishing. Appalling also.

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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Very sad. May he RIP and I hope, wherever he is, he knows that the injustice done upon him has been noted as a wrongdoing.
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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by L0neW0lf View Post
    What an asinine thing to say.

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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I would just love to hear your explanation for that statement.
    Comedy?
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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Okay then...

    Good I guess.

    I've never been a big fan of posthumous symbolism but...hey, if it makes a few people smile, go for it. As long as they nod, smile, and shut up, it's all good.

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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by L0neW0lf View Post
    It was a rather barbaric act in and of itself in the first place. i don't know if it's a win for the "gay agenda", it's just decency in general.
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