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Iranian cleric: Homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs

Iranian cleric: Homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs

QOM, Iran — Homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, according to Iranian cleric Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli, a conservative Iranian politician and Islamic scholar based in Iran’s holy city of Qom.

“Even animals … dogs and pigs don’t engage in this disgusting act, but yet they [western politicians] pass laws in favor of them in their parliaments. If a society commits a new sin, it will face a new punishment. Problems like AIDS did not exist before,” he said.

Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli

Javadi-Amoli has condemned western lawmakers involved in the decriminalization of homosexuality, and said those politicians are lower than animals.

Iran’s parliament has approved amendments of the punishments for male sodomy whereby the man sodomized will be put to death, but the man who performs the act, providing it is consensual and he is not married, is liable only to flogging.

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