QUICKIES 05/14/2012


An extremely insular fundamentalist community has a problem with not raping kids.  They also can’t remember the number to 9-1-1 to, at least, report the crimes. Try to guess which one it is before you click the link.

A one-man rage comic in the audience makes this insane woman’s homophobic diatribe that much more hilarious.

Horrific beyond words: The four men that the Iranian theocracy sentenced to death for sodomy were executed today [trigger warning: includes graphic image of the execution] are still awaiting execution [see below].  They tortured them first, of course, because what’s an inquisition without torture?

Rand Paul: “The president’s views on marriage are evolving.  Call me cynical, but I wasn’t sure that [Obama]’s views on marriage could get any gayer.”  ZING!   Who knew that everyone in this audience were all Rand Paul supporters.  In your country, there is problem…

UPDATE: Bridget in the comment section pointed out that the second link referring to the Iranian condemned men pointed to a different set of four men who had been previously executed by public hanging.  Whoops, my bad.

She also pointed out they were executed after being charged with rape.  The problem lies in the fact that Iran does not differentiate between consensual sex and rape, so a man who has sex with a woman he is not married to, or two men who have sex with each other, will be charged and executed for ‘rape’ when really the crime was having sex that was not sharia-compliant or cleric-approved, as this article clarifies:

Human Rights Watch (HRW) in its 2011 – We are a Buried Generation: Discrimination and Violence Against Sexual Minorities in Iran – stated that because trials on moral charges in Iran are usually held in closed sessions, it is difficult to determine what proportion of those charged and executed for same-sex conduct are gay and in what proportion the alleged offense was consensual.

Because of the lack of transparency, Human Rights Watch said: ‘It cannot be ruled out that Iran is sentencing sexual minorities who engage in consensual same-sex relations to death under the guise that they have committed forcible sodomy or rape.’

The issue of the death penalty for same-sex acts is further compounded by the fact that the Iranian legal code does not differentiate between rape and homosexual acts.


Featured image is a screen-capture taken from the Nebraska rant video.

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  1. The links about the four men hanged in Iran don’t match. The names in each story are different, and the linked story about the execution says that the four men that were hanged in that story were charged in the rape of several women along with several other men.

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