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Iran's Ahmadinejad Says 'Homosexuality Ceases Procreation': VIDEO


In the United States for the UN General Assembly, crazed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sat down with CNN's Piers Morgan. Morgan, perhaps forgetting that Ahmadinejad is a vitriolic, tenacious and willfully unreasonable homophobe, asked the Iranian president whether a man such as himself has a responsibility to extend rights to gay people.

Ahmadinejad, who looks like he's been visiting Vladimir Putin's plastic surgeon, says no, only he says it with right-wing platitudes: "Do you believe anyone has given birth through homosexuality? Homosexuality ceases procreation. Who has said that if you like or you believe in doing something ugly and others do not accept  your behavior, they're denying your freedom. Who says that?" He then equates same-sex love with thieving.

Morgan also asks Ahmadinejad what he would do if one of his children came out. Ahmadinejad avoids answering the direct question, choosing instead to claim that homosexuality can be eradicated through education reform. "The proper education must be given; the education system must be revamped; the political system must be revamped," he said. "But if you, if a group recognizes an ugly behavior or ugly deed as legitimate, you must not expect other countries or other groups to give it the same recognition."

Watch Morgan and Ahmadinejad's exchange AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. Interviewing this man is like talking to a monkey. Why bother?

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 24, 2012 10:09:30 AM

  2. When did Rick Santorum grow a beard? Oh...that's not Rick. You mean Michelle Bachmann had a sex change---oh, that's not her? Wow, he sounds just like a lot of Republicans.

    Posted by: Bart | Sep 24, 2012 10:10:13 AM

  3. Thinks homosexuality is a sin, and should be eradicated. Thinks anyone going against his religion should have no rights. Thinks anyone disagreeing with his politics is a threat to his country and should be therefore shut down in a declaration of war.

    Makes you wonder how Ahmadinejad did not run in the GOP Presidential race.

    Posted by: Maguita NYC | Sep 24, 2012 10:11:20 AM

  4. Kudos to Piers Morgan for at least asking this hideous creep these questions. The man is a hideous creep. He needs to be exposed as the garbage that he is as head of Iran.

    By the way, why is the UN mollycoddling this ghastly human being? He should be in jail, not feted by the UN. The UN is dominated by countries that are extremely homophobic which trample on our rights and send us to jail or even kill us.

    Ahmadinejad should be locked away and the key thrown away. The UN should be disbanded.

    Posted by: jason | Sep 24, 2012 10:11:44 AM

  5. I've heard that one of Ahmadinejad's sons is a regular fixture in the London gay club scene. Can anyone confirm?

    Posted by: Tony Goes | Sep 24, 2012 10:13:18 AM

  6. What's that Arab phrase [YES, I know he's Persian not Arab]: Women for children, boys for pleasure or something like that.

    Just saying.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 24, 2012 10:13:35 AM

  7. "Homosexuality ceases procreation"?

    Seriously? The mere existence of gays suddenly caused all fertile women to become barren or something?

    Someone should tell Mr. Ineedadinnerjacket that even gay folks have kids "the old fashioned way" too. Of course, he'll just spout some junk about "lies from the White Devil" or some stupid crap like that. That guy is just "pants-on-head" stupid.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Sep 24, 2012 10:32:21 AM

  8. For a funny take on Ahmadinejad's cluelessness, listen to the "translation" of an earlier speech at

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Sep 24, 2012 11:09:23 AM

  9. He'd probably enjoy going on "The 700 Club" however.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 24, 2012 11:20:48 AM

  10. Wow he's so intelligent. I wonder if he's a scientist because obviously we would have never know about homosexuality if it was not for him. Such a pioneer! I think he must be crucified for his greatness. We all are just waiting to start commemorating (Read celebrating) his death anniversary:)

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 24, 2012 11:39:51 AM

  11. He should know his religion hangs gays children for being gay.

    Posted by: Bob | Sep 24, 2012 12:41:34 PM

  12. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not stupid -- he is ignorant; there is a difference. The man has a PhD in Engineering -- but -- he graduated from a university i Iran and has never been exposed to thought outside his small community. He doesn't seem the least bit curious about the world around him. Too bad. Persian gay men and Lesbians will suffer because of this and the Iranian society as a whole will be poorer for it.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Sep 24, 2012 12:41:37 PM

  13. A little less procreation in a crowded world would not be a bad thing.

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Sep 24, 2012 1:18:22 PM

  14. It's quite likely that Ahmadinejad has had sex with boys and may even continue to do so. In Arab culture women are severely repressed and part of the family honor is contingent on her being a virgin, therefore female sexual partners outside of marriage are hard to find. Do you really think that Arab men go without sex due to that? No, they have sex with pubescent boys but don't view that as "gay," just a normal and expected part of sexual development.

    So when he says (as he has before) that Iran doesn't have gay people he's talking about the Western concept of gay identity. (He's wrong on that score too.)But men having sex with boys? That happens all the time. Look up Bacha Bazi, or Arab "dancing boys," trained to dance and "entertain" men in place of women.

    Historically and anthropologically, in societies where women have very low status pederasty is common.

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 24, 2012 1:56:23 PM

  15. He should open a chicken sandwich joint!!

    Posted by: ty | Sep 24, 2012 3:38:20 PM

  16. If only we had such amazing powers, issues such as man made global warming and world hunger would be solved - by us !

    Posted by: NVTodd | Sep 24, 2012 4:09:38 PM

  17. This man is not speaking for himself - he is a puppet of the various mullahs, ayatollahs and warlords that hold the real reigns of power in Iran, and he cannot afford to go off message, as they would have him assassinated in a heartbeat.

    Posted by: Peter Hargmier | Sep 24, 2012 4:18:34 PM

  18. Too bad his parents were not stopped from procreating - the world would be much nicer place.

    Posted by: jaragon | Sep 24, 2012 4:34:50 PM

  19. @caliban Iranians aren't arab

    I am always confused about why our religious right hate these people so much when they have so much in common. Luckily, forward thinking enlightened people get along across racial, ethnic, sexual, etc boundaries which is I think our strength- all the fundamentalist nutjobs think it's only their flavor of crazy that's REALLY true

    Posted by: MaddM@ | Sep 24, 2012 6:11:34 PM

  20. ceases procreation, that may be so but there gay dads or individuals that had children before coming out so i don't think that the human race is in any danger of being erased or ceases besides we have lots of people on this tiny globe that need a family that can be for them. And pretty soon we might have to move to another planet in the galaxy or orbit on a space station.

    Posted by: albertam | Sep 24, 2012 8:35:44 PM

  21. pardon my ignorance, who is andrew belonsky? clicking on the name linkage reveals nothing. anyway, that's not particularly important. but what IS important is for gay peeps to understand that they do not want to lend their collective voice to a war against an oil-rich and culturally homophobic nation as a result of being played by cynical politicians with petroleum interest$. ahmadinejad is one man and not particularly powerful in iran. in spite of corporate media inattention, keep your eye on what is actually going on-- such as the recent mock preparations for invasion of iran conducted by the US and the UK @ hormuz

    Posted by: khan | Sep 24, 2012 9:05:46 PM

  22. A typical school yard bully. He can bully a minority in his own country without consequence. When he deals with a bigger bully like the US who told him he is a bad boy, he can't develop nuclear weapons. Instead of saying why I can't also have that toy like you, he used all the evasive techniques to avoid being beaten.

    Posted by: simon | Sep 24, 2012 9:53:32 PM

  23. Jay Leno hits the nail on the head when he refers to this man as : AMANUTJOB!!!

    Posted by: Andrew | Sep 24, 2012 11:27:12 PM

  24. When Andrew wrote "Jay Leno hits the nail on the head when he refers to this man as : AMANUTJOB!!!", it reminded me of what the Iranians - at least those who don't like him - call him in their own language: "Amaqinejad". It turns out that "amaq" is the Farsi word for "stupid" or "stupid person", and it only takes a one-letter change to Amadinejad's name to get that. It seems the Iranians beat Jay Leno by coming out with it first and did a better job of it due to a linguistic quirk.

    Posted by: Bill | Sep 25, 2012 2:33:16 AM

  25. Well he just is what he is. I'm surprised he can even come the US and do interviews with our press.

    Posted by: NeverEclipsed81 | Sep 25, 2012 8:09:19 AM

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