Saturday, March 18, 2006

Sistani On Gays

The moderating force in Iraqi Islam, the major leader of the Shiite majority, on what should be the fate of gays and lesbians:

"The people involved should be killed in the worst, most severe way of killing."

See: The Advocate.


Anonymous said...

OMG. Someone needs to call Karen Hughes right away. :)

beatroot said...

Iraq never used to have people who would support people like that...they do now.

The guy from Outrage said:“We hold Sistani personally responsible for the murder of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Iraqis. He gives the killers theological sanction and encouragement.”

That's not right. If anyone does kill gays it won't be some religious weirdo's fault - it's the fault of the person whodoes the murder. Words don;t kill.

Anonymous said...

Now this article makes more sense...

Mike Ballard said...

God's on our side!
No, he's on our side!
No, She's on our side!

Put god(s) aside for your own health and safety. They're addictive Ideas, created by obedient humans looking for guidance from their own abstractions.

"Only intellectuals love poverty. Poor people love luxury" (from a
Brazilian samba)

Anonymous said...

oH WELL we are all going towards fundamentalism and patriarchy now. Back to the dark ages.

Do you think a little postmodern epistemological skepticism might be appropriate the answer?

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

This could be a statement by Pat Buchanan...

Homophobia is a problem world wide.

San Nakji said...

It's scary how similar this man is to Bush. See, it was all worth it.