The Saudi government is considering a new law that will impose the death penalty on gay men and lesbians who openly display their same sex preferences online and off.
Homosexuality is currently illegal in Saudi Arabia.
According to UK’s Express, Saudi lawmakers want to impose tougher punishments on homosexuals who display their affections on social media.
The Saudi government blames social media for the explosion of homosexuality and “sexual perversion” in the Sunni Kingdom.
UK Express — The judiciary reportedly also claimed there has been a large rise in “perverts” displaying “sins and obscenities” on social media in the Sunni Kingdom.
It comes after a Saudi man was arrested this week when he raised the rainbow flag outside his home in Jeddah.
The doctor was arrested by religious police within hours of hoisting the flag in the port city.
But he was released shortly afterwards when he claimed he had no idea what the pride flag symbolised.
In addition, Okaz reported that a man in his 50s was arrested for making sexual advances to men online.
The government currently hands out punishment such as fines, prison time and public whippings for being too openly gay.