While the American Gay Left works itself into a furious lather over people who don’t want to bake cakes for their weddings, Iran continues to execute gay people. (HT: Peter H.)
Two men, Abdullah Ghavami Chahzanjiru and Salman Ghanbari Chahzanjiri, were hanged in southern Iran on August 6, possibly for consensual sodomy.
The Daily Beast, of course, frets about the effect of these executions on the real victim: Barack Obama. Iranians murdering gay people (possibly) makes it so much harder for the Light Worker to achieve the all-important foreign policy legacy.
The Obama administration has been attempting a rapprochement with the Iranian regime. Fending off Iran hawks in Congress and the D.C. punditocracy, the administration has argued for a policy of constructive engagement, pursuing diplomacy over military action to halt Iran’s nuclear program. The execution of two gay men, while it may not be surprising, certainly doesn’t make that “engagement” any easier.
Dammit, Iran, stop killing gay people. You’re making things hard on Obama.