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Iran Rights Official Calls Homosexuality 'Disease'

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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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The secretary-general of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights has been quoted as telling a visiting German lawmaker that homosexuality is a disease.


"The West says that the marriage of homosexuals should be allowed under the human rights charter, however, we think it is sexual immorality and a disease," Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency quoted Mohammad Javad Larijani as saying, according to dpa.

Fars reported that Larijani made his remarks during a meeting in Tehran with German lawmaker Tom Koenigs, who chairs the human rights committee in Germany’s parliament.

In Iran and under strict Islamic law, homosexuality is punishable by death.

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad drew international criticism in 2007 when he said during a visit to Columbia University in the United States that there were no homosexuals in his country.

Radio Free Europe


In Iran homosexuality is a disease and punishable by death?

That isn't right.







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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Boy, this is what you get when a "religion" dictates laws of a nation.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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I can't tell if this is an honest thread discussing the stupidity of a foreign politician, or a user deliberately cherry picking with the intention of riling up the forums...not to mention the very first post blaming it on religion...

Bombs away, users...

Either way, this should be interesting. Hey, it's politics. Did you really expect anything different? Especially in a third world country?
edit on CFridaypm262640f40America/Chicago04 by Starchild23 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:50 PM
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Yet American liberals, champions of LGBT rights, still support Iran.

Amazing!


The news out of Iran doesn’t surprise me. The leaders of Iran are fanatical nut jobs. What do you expect?



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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US thought it was a disease too until the 60s?



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Just because a country is backwater in one way, doesn't mean I have to support a war against it's people for the betterment of a few oligarchs.

~Tenth



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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"The West says that the marriage of homosexuals should be allowed under the human rights charter, however, we think it is sexual immorality and a disease,
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I dont think its our business to tell any country that they must allow homosexual marriages and if they believe its immoral then so be it.
Not everyone believes that legal marriage is anything other than the union between man and woman.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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Just because a country is backwater in one way, doesn't mean I have to support a war against it's people for the betterment of a few oligarchs.


Backwater in just ONE WAY?


How about stoning women for adultery? Murdering Christians for not converting to Islam? Funding suicide bombers around the ME?

Who said anything about war? I don’t support a US war with Iran…yet. If I do eventually support a war with Iran there will be a darn good reason for it.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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Proof once again that politics is a "nut-job magnet" the whole world over.

I mean Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum feel exactly the same way. (among too many other nut-job politicians to mention!)

The real problem, is that we give these nut-jobs microphones and cameras to speak into, and report the crap that they say in "newspapers".

Why can't normal "non-nut-job" people get airtime? Oh yeah, no ratings there.

the Billmeister



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 06:54 PM
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Originally posted by seabag
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Just because a country is backwater in one way, doesn't mean I have to support a war against it's people for the betterment of a few oligarchs.


Backwater in just ONE WAY?


How about stoning women for adultery? Murdering Christians for not converting to Islam? Funding suicide bombers around the ME?

Who said anything about war? I don’t support a US war with Iran…yet. If I do eventually support a war with Iran there will be a darn good reason for it.


I said this way, because you seemed to imply in your post that having this one mentality about homosexuals should forgo any pro sentiment one would have towards Iran. I'm certainly aware of the myriad of issues concerning this nation.

The funny thing is that most Iranians are opposed to everything you listed. It's their religion controlled government that's the problem.

So I don't hold them to their government's actions, at least not 100%. IF i did that for every government I disliked, I would hate 95% of the world's people for no reason.

On a side note, there is NEVER a good reason to go to war with people, unless another Hitler pops up or your country gets invaded on it's own soil.

~Tenth



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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I couldn't agree more, well put.
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