Iranian Cleric: Homosexuals Inferior To Dogs And Pigs

An influential Iranian cleric with judicial power has condemned western lawmakers for decriminalizing homosexuality, suggesting that homosexuals are “lower than animals,” saying “Even animals… dogs and pigs don’t engage in this disgusting act but they pass laws in favor of them in their parliaments.” According to fatwas, homosexuality is punishable by death in Iran, though under new laws, men who play the active (“top”) role will only be punished with 100 floggings. Despite the pervasive persecution, LGBT Iranians have a vast underground movement of support. (HT: PinkNews.)