Anyone else remember when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed a crowd at Columbia University in 2007 telling them the following stupid statement?
“In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country. In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I do not know who has told you that we have it.”
Ahmadinejad is at it again, responding to the very justified backlash he received back then: “They asked me (at Columbia) why you crack down on homosexuals in Iran? I answered we don’t have so many homosexuals in Iran because we believe this act is against the human spirit and humanity.”
If you missed his speech in 2007, here it is again:
I am surprised anyone gives him the time of day, but then here I am, blogging about him. It’s a sad story for all of our extended Gay family in Iran where relationships are completely illegal and the punishment is DEATH. For a full listing of how IRAN deals with homosexuality, check out this LINK for the International Lesbian and Gay Association.
I am actually mid-flight as I do this posting…on my way home from a very busy week in Miami with plans to return in the near future. I met many great and influential people in the community there. Thanks again for your hospitality!