CORRECTION: Video Determined To Be From Iraq, Victims Likely Weren’t Gay

Jim Burroway

March 19th, 2009

So, that video that Gays Without Borders posted of gay Iranians being tossed from a rooftop appears to have been something very different.  It was of Iraqi troops being “disciplined” during the Saddam era. The video was part of footage first shown in a CNN report in 2003.

I’ve updated the original post with the full details, including a timeline of how the video ended up on Gays Without Borders. I apologize for the error.


March 19th, 2009

An immediate, complete, and prominently displayed correction stating all the facts. What a great idea!!

Note to: James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Don Wildmon, Peter Labarbera, Janet Folger, Matt Barber, and all of your buddies. You might want to take note. Unless you think its not the “Christian” or “pro-family” thing to do.


March 19th, 2009

Not surprising. The gay Republicans were already spreading the story to demonize Obama as homophobic for not attacking Iran.

Ben in Oakland

March 20th, 2009

I didn’t look at the video, becasue I don’t need that kind of garbage in my life. but I remember thinking at the time that it seemed not quite right. That is not a koranically authorized punishment for the sin of existing.

Timothy Kincaid

March 20th, 2009


please provide a link to your claim about gay Republicans demonizing Obama.

Timothy (TRiG)

March 20th, 2009

Methinks Gary is being sarcastic.

Or maybe not. One never knows.

Poe’s Law, and all that.



March 21st, 2009

So, that video that Gays Without Borders posted of gay Iranians being tossed from a rooftop appears to have been something very different. It was of Iraqi troops being “disciplined” during the Saddam era.

Thus my trauma upon witnessing that potential snuff video is all but dissipated.


March 21st, 2009

The fact that homosexuality is still punishable by death is enough of a casus belli against Iran as far as I’m concerned.

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