Mehdi Kazemi – A clear case for compassion
In another example of the totally mixed up thinking of this Government, the authorities in this country have decided to deport to Iran a young man, despite the fact that he is in danger of being executed, simply because he has engaged in homosexual acts. Here’s the BBC report (which I can’t seem to fathom out how to embed. Sorry).
Now to be honest, conservative Christians should realise that this case has nothing to do with with the Biblical view of sexual morality. Yes, we might agree that the behaviour choices Mehdi has made are immoral, but that is no excuse to condone his murder. We must pressurise our MPs to ask the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, to overturn this decision and provide a safe asylum for Mr Kazemi. To return him to Iran would be tantamount to Jacqui Smith sticking a pistol to his head and pulling the trigger.