In his much hyped visit to the U.S., Iran’s president said that they don’t have gay people in his country.

Pressed by Dean Coatsworth on the original question about homosexuality, Mr. Ahmadinejad said: “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country.”

I’d say what he meant to say was that the Iranian government thinks it has “taken care of” all the gays.

The audience booed and hissed loudly.

Right on! But seriously, sometimes we get wrapped up in our concerns about adoption, marriage, health benefits, and inheritance and we forget that being gay is still a matter of life and death, particularly in the Middle East.