Iran Executes Minor for Being Gay
By Anthony Levensalor
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 11:01 PM
Hanging until dead.
Welcome to being gay in Iran...
Two young Iranian boys, one less than 18 years old were executed in front of the public in Mashad, east of Iran for the crime of homosexuality. I am here in this line, writing and I have deleted this ten times because it is so difficult to transform feelings to words and images I foreseen for my country.This line:
It seems that Iranian judiciary is doing it's best to show the world that Iran is transforming into a Taliban like Islamic system. Our culture of joy and happiness, ceremonies and poems, celebration and dancing is blocked by those who think their destiny is to cry and beg for mercy from God and hate and punish others who do not want this way of ascending to the heavens.
It seems that Iranian judiciary is doing it's best to show the world that Iran is transforming into a Taliban like Islamic system.
Is seemingly the most accurate line I have read in a long, long time. You may think I would advocate a war with Iran over things like this, these human rights issues, and you'd be right. I would.
I would also advocate displacing the regime in Saudi Arabia that routinely executes people for being gay. No where in the world should people be afraid for their lives because of their sexual orientation. Not Iran, not Saudi Arabia, and not Laramie, Wyoming.
And where, oh where, is the MSM? Hello!!! MSM!!! You love to report human rights violations. Why not put your money where your mouth is, and cover the fact that this hard-right Islamic government in Iran is not only executing people for being gay, but also executing minors!
But then, we have a president who executes retarded people, too. So I dunno where our high ground would come from. Maybe that's why no one wants to cover it, because they're afraid.
In the meantime, while 9% of Americans can identify the chief justice of the SCOTUS, who am I kidding to think they'll ever have any interest in what happens to some poor kid in Iran who happened to be gay?
Hung until dead.
Not old enough to buy a pack of smokes.
But he was gay......