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June 14, 2007

Iran Takes a Step in the Right Direction

Filed under: Breaking News,Faith,Family,Internet — Sisyphus @ 5:09 am

I do have to give those mullahs credit for this one:

Iran’s parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill that could lead to the death penalty for persons convicted of working in the production of pornographic movies.

With a 148-5 vote in favor and four abstentions, lawmakers present at the Wednesday session of the 290-seat parliament approved that “producers of pornographic works and main elements in their production are considered corrupter of the world and could be sentenced to punishment as corrupter of the world.”

The term, “corrupter of the world” is taken from the Quran, the Muslims’ holy book, and ranks among the highest on the scale of an individual’s criminal offenses. Under Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, it carries a death penalty.

The “main elements” referred to in the draft include producers, directors, cameramen and actors involved in making a pornographic video.

The bill also envisages convictions ranging from one year imprisonment to a death sentence for the main distributors of the movies and also producers of Web sites in which the pornographic works appear.

Besides videos, the bill covers all electronic visual material, such as DVDs and CDs. Other material, such as porn magazines and books, are already banned under Iranian law.

To become law, the bill requires an approval by the Guardian Council, a constitutional watchdog in Iran.

It is widely believed that the drafting of the bill came about as a reaction to a scandal last year, when a private videotape, apparently belonging to Iranian actress Zahra Amir Ebrahimi and allegedly showing her having intercourse with a man, became available across Iran.

The videotape was leaked to the Internet and released on a black market DVD, becoming a full-blown Iranian sex tape scandal. Ebrahimi later came under an official investigation, which is still ongoing. She faces fines, whip lashing or worse for her violation of Iran’s morality laws.

The unnamed man on the tape, who is suspected of releasing it, reportedly fled to Armenia but was subsequently returned to Iran and charged with breach of public morality laws. He remains in jail.

I admire the way they handled the initial scandal, and I also admire the way their government moved quickly to ensure that it will never happen again. I am confident that the death penalty will effectively deter all future smut production in Iran. I am equally confident that a similar measure enacted here, and pursued with equal judicial fervor, would quickly eliminate pornography from our drug stores, our video stores, our computers, and our lives. I, for one, would applaud such a measure.

It is also amusing to think that in Iran, Paris Hilton would face whipping or worse for her numerous misdeeds. In America, she earns millions of dollars by debauching herself in public; in Iran, public morality would be salvaged by her public flagellation. The Iranians are clearly astute observers of human deterrence.

It’s a shame we have to nuke a nation with such an efficient control of public decency. I would propose that we first make strenuous diplomatic efforts to convert them all to Christianity, before lobbing the bombs at them. A people who can execute pornographers surely can’t be all bad. I have hope that if we extend the offer of proseltyzation to them, God will open their hearts and free their minds.

If not, we can always bomb them.

UPDATE: Sheer idiocy.

38 Comments »

  1. “I am confident that the death penalty will effectively deter all future smut production in Iran.”

    Do you mean as effectively as it’s deterred rape and murder in the United States? Or more effectively?

    I had to re-read your post twice I was so unsure as to whether or not you were joking. Having had a skim of the rest of your site and realising that you’re not, all I can say is

    a) I take reassurance from the fact that your candidate is not possibly going to get into office, ever
    b) You clearly have no understanding of what Christianity is supposed to involve (clue: it’s not supposed to involve murdering people who do things you don’t agree with)

    Comment by esquilax — June 14, 2007 @ 6:21 am | Reply

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  3. Did you know they hang homosexuals, force women to cover themselves and their Presidential candidates have to be approved by their religious leaders, great country, isn’t it?

    You will also be pleased to hear that they already believe in the Judean God (Allah in Arabic.)
    They also have the same creation story (the entire OT is included in the Koran) and believe Abraham, Moses and Jesus were God’s prophets, they just added another name to that list: Muhammed.

    Still I hope Christian and Islamic fundamentalists will bomb the crap out of each other instead of discovering their many similarities.

    Comment by Skeptic — June 14, 2007 @ 7:32 am | Reply

  4. “They also have the same creation story (the entire OT is included in the Koran) and believe Abraham, Moses and Jesus were God’s prophets, they just added another name to that list: Muhammed.”

    This is kind of a small problem. Jesus was not a prophet, he is the Son of God and Savior of mankind. Muhammad was not a prophet but a heretic. These are non-negotiable points. Therefore we must convert Iran. Ideally when converted the Iranians will keep many of those laudable practices they already have.

    “the entire OT is included in the Koran”

    I had no idea the Koran was so big. In fact, I think you’re confused or lying.

    Comment by DPS — June 14, 2007 @ 7:54 am | Reply

  5. Not at all: Genesis, Exodus, Noah, it’s all in it (under Arabic names of course). You know, for someone who wants to kill/invade them, you don’t seem to know a lot about them…

    But I’m not going to defend the Muslim faith here, as I said: I hope you guys bomb the crap out of each other!

    Comment by Skeptic — June 14, 2007 @ 8:18 am | Reply

  6. “Not at all: Genesis, Exodus, Noah, it’s all in it (under Arabic names of course).”

    Oh, you don’t mean that it literally *contains* the OT, you mean that some of the stories and figures of the OT were included by Mohammed in his heretical writings. So, as I suspected, you were either confused or lying.

    Comment by DPS — June 14, 2007 @ 8:28 am | Reply

  7. I said: “it’s all in it”, if that’s not clear enough…

    Now, be a good patriot and go kill your Arabic fundamentalist colleagues!

    Comment by Skeptic — June 14, 2007 @ 8:38 am | Reply

  8. First of all, you’ve got it wrong about those Arabs, Skeptic. For instance, they think Abraham was to sacrifice Ishmael instead of Isaac. I mean, really, it’s totally wrong. He was supposed to kill his LEGITIMATE son…killing his bastard he could do any time, no need to wait for a personal invitation from God.
    I gotta tell you, I’m a little torn here. I mean, if I catch my son with VERIFIABLE porn, I want the chance to beat him myself. I don’t think the state should be interfering in my parental rights. Now, if the law let the parent participate in sentencing, that would be different.
    I also we shouldn’t risk all that pornography being shown in open court…we either need closed court procedings, without lawyers, or we should just leave the offending material where it is and make the parents dispose of it as they see fit.

    Comment by America4Americans — June 14, 2007 @ 9:02 am | Reply

  9. “we either need closed court procedings, without lawyers”

    A trial without lawyers?
    Gotta love that freedom and democracy!

    Comment by Skeptic — June 14, 2007 @ 9:07 am | Reply

  10. “a) I take reassurance from the fact that your candidate is not possibly going to get into office, ever
    b) You clearly have no understanding of what Christianity is supposed to involve (clue: it’s not supposed to involve murdering people who do things you don’t agree with)”

    Thanks for sharing, Esquimo.

    “Did you know they hang homosexuals, force women to cover themselves and their Presidential candidates have to be approved by their religious leaders, great country, isn’t it?”

    Even our mortal enemies have figured out that this is the way to organize a decent society- why can’t we do the same?

    “A trial without lawyers?
    Gotta love that freedom and democracy!”

    You’d finally have some decency and justice. No more lies and equivocations.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 14, 2007 @ 10:21 am | Reply

  11. ‘God will open their hearts and free their minds.

    If not, we can always bomb them.’

    Nice to see that agape being put into practice there …

    Comment by interpreted — June 14, 2007 @ 11:30 am | Reply

  12. I still think we should nuke them. It’s the only way to keep this country safe.

    Comment by Marcia P. — June 14, 2007 @ 11:39 am | Reply

  13. Is that a proper expression of Christian love? A nuclear war would almost certainly kill far more than the 280 million in the US. It isn’t even a dichotomy between nuke them/nuke us – peace and diplomacy anyone?

    Comment by interpreted — June 14, 2007 @ 11:45 am | Reply

  14. Peace?
    No, that’s not the Christian way!

    Comment by Skeptic — June 14, 2007 @ 4:07 pm | Reply

  15. “peace and diplomacy anyone?”

    Diplomacy means compromise. As a Christian are you suggesting we compromise with evil? No friend, there can only be war between the righteous and the wicked. To tolerate evil is to become evil oneself.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — June 14, 2007 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

  16. “Diplomacy means compromise. As a Christian are you suggesting we compromise with evil? No friend, there can only be war between the righteous and the wicked. To tolerate evil is to become evil oneself.”

    Exactly. Jesus brought us the sword for a reason- to cut away the evil from us, by nuclear fire if necessary.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 14, 2007 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

  17. If you hate “queers” why do you have a link to Jeff Gannon’s blog on your sidebar?

    Comment by fairlane — June 14, 2007 @ 9:17 pm | Reply

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  19. “If you hate “queers” why do you have a link to Jeff Gannon’s blog on your sidebar?”

    He repents his sins, and attempts to atone for them.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 15, 2007 @ 5:13 am | Reply

  20. ‘As a Christian are you suggesting we compromise with evil? No friend, there can only be war between the righteous and the wicked. To tolerate evil is to become evil oneself.’

    43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[h] and hate your enemy.’
    44 But I tell you: Love your enemies[i] and pray for those who persecute you,
    45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
    46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?
    47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
    48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

    Matthew 5:43-48.

    Comment by interpreter — June 15, 2007 @ 8:32 am | Reply

  21. We don’t hate our neighbors, we only hate the evil inside them. With love in our hearts, we must cleanse the planet of it.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 15, 2007 @ 8:43 am | Reply

  22. “We don’t hate our neighbors”

    No, you just wanna nuke em…

    Comment by Skeptic — June 15, 2007 @ 8:57 am | Reply

  23. Exactly. Jesus brought us the sword for a reason- to cut away the evil from us, by nuclear fire if necessary.

    The sword is older than Jesus…

    We don’t hate our neighbors, we only hate the evil inside them. With love in our hearts, we must cleanse the planet of it.

    Wow, that´s even worse. You don´t come with, “I hate you, die.” You´re like: “Well, it´s not my fault or yours, but I have to kill you now”. No hate, no regret, nothing. You´re morally dead.

    Comment by PG — June 15, 2007 @ 2:16 pm | Reply

  24. “Wow, that´s even worse. You don´t come with, “I hate you, die.” You´re like: “Well, it´s not my fault or yours, but I have to kill you now”. No hate, no regret, nothing. You´re morally dead.”

    Love is alive, PG-13.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 15, 2007 @ 2:35 pm | Reply

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  26. “Love is alive, PG-13.”

    Love for what? Jesus? That´s just another term you use to disguise your empty pockets. Anyone who talks about genocides like you and is still able to sleep well is either morally dead or needs some serious psychatric treatment. YOu choose.

    Comment by PG — June 15, 2007 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  27. “Love for what? Jesus? That´s just another term you use to disguise your empty pockets. Anyone who talks about genocides like you and is still able to sleep well is either morally dead or needs some serious psychatric treatment. YOu choose.”

    Okay, I’ll choose psychiatric treatment for you. I’m sorry, I don’t think it works very well, but you insisted on that precise choice. If I had my way you’d go to religious counseling, then we could address both issues. But you wouldn’t offer me that option.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 15, 2007 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

  28. ‘“Love is alive, PG-13.”

    Love for what? Jesus?’

    I love you, PG. And Jesus loves you. And I love Jesus. And Jesus loves me. Why won’t you join our circle of love?

    Comment by DPS — June 15, 2007 @ 11:14 pm | Reply

  29. I’m going to download some nice steamy porn right about now….gonna do something about it?

    You are all a bunch of sickos who are full of a false hate. You are clearly dead inside if you can justify mass murder on such a shallow basis. There is no faith involved in your arguments, just hate. Hate comparable to that of Hitler against the Jews. Closed trials? No lawyers? Bombing Iran because they are heretics? The contradictions in your arguments are ludicrous.

    Comment by Kiddo — June 16, 2007 @ 11:35 am | Reply

  30. I am glad to hear your next President will follow the example of Iran!

    Together, our great nations shall kill the infidels, sodmoites and communists!

    Don’t forget to visit my shop, Abdullah Fabrics, we offer a wide assortment of veils, burqa’s (now 20% off) and whips to flog indecent women!

    And remember, you get a free AK47 clip for every 20.000 rial you spend in our shop!

    Comment by Achmed Abdullah — June 16, 2007 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

  31. I think Iran is great. Unlike most of the ignoramuses who post here I spent two years there. All true Americans who believe in the Second Amendment should join together and defend Iran’s right to have nuclear weapons. Everyone should have the right to bear arms no matter how devastating.

    Comment by Second Coming — June 16, 2007 @ 1:31 pm | Reply

  32. “I’m going to download some nice steamy porn right about now….gonna do something about it?”

    Yes, report you to the TIPS program.

    “Together, our great nations shall kill the infidels, sodmoites and communists!”

    Well, that sounds fine to me, anyway. Then we’ll kill you, but I wouldn’t mind an alliance in the meanwhile. We have much to learn from you.

    “Everyone should have the right to bear arms no matter how devastating.”

    I’m inclined to agree, but only if you’re talking about Americans. I don’t trust the rest of the world, for obvious reasons. They cause all the problems, and we have to go in and solve them. THEN, our idiot Democrats turn around and give them money. It’s like paying a man who broke into your house instead of shooting him and calling the police.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 16, 2007 @ 3:25 pm | Reply

  33. So how do you feel about giving thermonuclear warheads to Iranian-Americans who might send them to their relatives as a bar-mitzvah present?

    Comment by Second Coming — June 16, 2007 @ 3:32 pm | Reply

  34. “Okay, I’ll choose psychiatric treatment for you. I’m sorry, I don’t think it works very well, but you insisted on that precise choice. If I had my way you’d go to religious counseling, then we could address both issues. But you wouldn’t offer me that option.”

    Well, sorry to say that, but you´re not in the position th choose anything for me.

    “I love you, PG. And Jesus loves you. And I love Jesus. And Jesus loves me. Why won’t you join our circle of love?”

    Mainly because I don´t share your personal opinion about mass murdering people. If Jesus were alive, he wouldn´t, either.

    “I’m inclined to agree, but only if you’re talking about Americans. I don’t trust the rest of the world, for obvious reasons. They cause all the problems, and we have to go in and solve them.”

    That 90% of those problems were originally generated by US international policies is beyond your horizon, right?

    @Second Coming: I think a Davy Crockett Device would be more realistic.

    Comment by PG — June 16, 2007 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

  35. That 90% of those problems were originally generated by US international policies is beyond your horizon, right?

    Which 90%? The 90% that are due to the intellectual and physical poverty the people of those nations are kept in by native (and America-hating) authoritarian governments? The 90% that are due to the cult-driven murders between members of competing cults, whose mutual hatred goes back to the death of Hussein? The 90% that are due to thousand-year-old enmities (as between the Turkmen and the Kurds, the Persians and the Kurds, or the Arabs and the Kurds) based on mass murder? Or the bitterness between Turkey and Armenia — I’m sure that you just know that the Americans pursued the genocide of the Armenians.

    Um, yeah. Right.

    Look, I know that the secular left doesn’t bother to put much effort into understanding Christian theology — it’s your own souls. But, really, you ought to learn something about the Middle East before you go spouting off about America’s culpability.

    Comment by Believer — June 17, 2007 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

  36. I don’t think he meant just Iraq, but here we go:

    In 1991 Bush I called upon the Iraqi people to rise up against Saddam, which they did, but Bush neglected to support them, now back in those days Al Quieda was only a shadow of what it is now, and I’m fairly that had Saddam been overthrown back then, there would not have been a civil war in Iraq.

    As for the rest of the world: America didn’t cause all, but it certainly helped intensify many conflicts around the world, especially during the cold war.

    Examples:

    – Establishing Batista’s a dictatorship in Cuba (of which Castro’s regime is a direct result.)

    – Helping Muslim fundamentalists seize power in Afghanistan.

    – Helping dictator Pinochet overthrow a democratically elected government in Chili.

    – Backing numerous dictatorial regimes

    It’s hard to put a percentage on this, and Russia and China aren’t innocent in these areas either, but it is clear that America causes many international problems by the-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend policies with little regard for the longterm effects.

    Comment by Skeptic — June 17, 2007 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

  37. I’m fairly that had Saddam been overthrown back [in 1991], there would not have been a civil war in Iraq.

    Isn’t it true that there are very few true members of Al Qaeda in Iraq? Most of the dead-enders in the “Sunni Triangle” are members of the Al Tikriti clan from which Saddam was drawn. Are you going to tell me that they’d have stood by and let the swamp Arabs win without a civil war?

    And, in fact, they didn’t. In order to allow the Shia to have a chance, we’d have had to go into Iraq — unsupported and alone — and put our soldiers between the two parties. How is that any different from the current situation?

    (Actually, it differs in two ways: first, the Russians are relatively much weaker now than they were then, and the oil-fields of Kuwait aren’t on fire. George *W* Bush recognized the inevitability of the war that his father, for good reasons and bad, dodged, and carried through.)

    Comment by Believer — June 17, 2007 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

  38. Hallelujah! Well put brother. Stop on over to my church’s website – http://www.landoverbaptist.org and see how much we have in common. Praise the lord and pass the Ammunition!

    Comment by Nate — June 26, 2007 @ 8:03 pm | Reply


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