Hmm. I think we're beginning to see Anonymous Idiot's true colours here...
"...the ‘children’ to whom you refer are most likely first/second generation immigrants from uninvolved, and uneducated countries who are incapable of learning and holding a decent job, and are taking out their “small penis” complexes on the society..."
Correct me if I'm wrong (I'm not, by the way) but Steve did specify "local" children. I can't see _any_ evidence in his post to back up your ass-umptions.
"English children, affected by the general inability of the immigrant children to learn and integrate start acting out as well..."
I don't think we can entirely blame the wilfulness and misbehaviour of children on influences from the foreign devils, you know. Children have been naughty throughout history. "...the whining school-boy, with his satchel // And shining morning face, creeping like snail // Unwillingly to school." is as familiar a childhood archetype now as it was in Shakespeare's time.
The reason might well lie in your later comment: "I believe that you should punish children who misbehave, but I am not going to go round my neighbours house and beat up his children..." - Well, I'm sure that's a relief all round, but I do remember my own childhood (only thirty-odd years ago) when it wouldn't have been commented on for a passing adult to administer a corrective clip around a misbehaving scamp's ear. I'm sure we all know what the likely result would be these days, and that's probably a pity. There's a difference between the ear-clip and beating a child up, though, and it's obviously important for the child to understand the reason for any punishment they're given.
"Most societies find homosexual marriage atrocious, and morally wrong.."
Yes, well that's just part of the rich tapestry of life, isn't it? Some people are enlightened, and others are idiots. Discuss.
"...And if the neighbour decides to cook his cat, it is his bloody business!" Well, no. It isn't. It's illegal, and I'd be well within my rights to report him to the police, as I certainly would.
Anyway, I don't think the major outrage is about the death sentance per se*; Saudi Arabia is hardly unique in using this ultimate sanction, although they do seem uniquely enthusiastic about putting on the old black hat. As I understand it, the problem is more that the girl who's about to be cold-blood-murdered has not had what we would consider to be a fair trial, and in any case was too young to be punished in this way _even if she were guilty_ (which there seems to be scant evidence for in any case.)
Call me a hand-wringing pinko leftist liberal, but that seems wrong to me.
* Okay, I don't agree with the death sentance either, but you picks yer fights, innit?