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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.

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  1. I thought mentioning Chris Barron & GoProud at the end of this editorial was a joke.
    I guess I think of GoProud as I do Fred Phelps and his brood...so rediculous it's not worth mentioning.

    Posted by: paul b. | Oct 9, 2011 8:27:14 PM


  2. Santorum, who favors capital punishment, objects to Iran imposing capital punishment on gay men while simultaneously supporting recriminalization of homosexual acts here with prison terms attached.

    Soooo... he thinks we should be punished, but not as much as Iran does. Gotcha.

    Posted by: BobN | Oct 10, 2011 5:05:04 PM


  3. Ladies and Gentlemen, I am tired of the lies which everybody seems to perpetuate, even you. I am queer, myself, and not "gay", thank you kindly. Omitting men from the list of persons imprisoned or tortured, be they hetero, or homosexual, is so grossly unfair, that I have to say something. Under the mephitic influence of Mainline American Feminism, this atrocity, which has played such a huge role in the current American sex offender laws, which are so odious, that even the Nazi regime did not have any similar provisions, you persistently say that more women than men are being persecuted. This is so scandalously untrue, that today, I am braving the ferocious daughters of Henry James' Olive Chancellor, the prototypical current American Feminist, that spits on Madame de Beauvoir, who only put in question all of the fundamental traits of the traditional role of women, but was never hateful, to anyone. Please, will anyone finally understand that these women are not all Women, and that they protect "Gays" only because they are -temporarily!- serving their agenda? Men are just as persecuted as women, everywhere, if not even more. Lying, will never advance the cause of women.

    Thank you.

    Posted by: Jeff | Nov 17, 2011 2:35:43 PM


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