Rick Santorum Condemns the Execution of Gays in Iran

Picture 10 But would he support jailing them? That question wasn't asked.

The Washington Blade reports:

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday pledged to speak out against the executions of gay people in Iran — calling it “a grave moral wrong” — and accused President Obama of not addressing the issue.

“I would talk about it,” Santorum said. “This president doesn’t talk about those things. He doesn’t talk about the torture, he doesn’t talk about the killing of women and gays and imprisonment. These are fundamental violations of human rights that I would speak about.”

Chris Barron, chairman of GOProud, also accused Obama of weakness on gay rights in Iran. 

Barron commended Santorum while saying the Obama administration has failed to address the issue.

“While leaders like Israel’s Bibi Netanyahu have addressed the United Nations about the barbaric treatment of gay people in Iran, this administration has chosen to turn a blind eye,” Barron said.

Despite claims Obama hasn’t addressed the issue, the president has spoken up more generally in favor of LGBT rights during a speech last month before the United Nations General Assembly, making him the first sitting U.S. president to do so.