He is now a year-old architect who identifies himself as a Muslim and a gay man. It played with my psyche. His family members are also Muslim and consider homosexuality a sin, just like the majority of their fellow adherents. The views of the Christian community on the issue are largely similar. Most of the 12 Christian and Muslim lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT men and women interviewed by Yahoo News Singapore spoke of facing a backlash from their communities along with various forms of discrimination.
Muslim Scholar on How Islam Really Views Homosexuality
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The Orlando shooting was a hate crime against gay people — even if, once it emerged that the attacker had been a Muslim, many people claimed this as a terrorist attack rather than a hate crime. And, in an important sense, this was also a terror attack, since its aim was to spread fear in the LGBT community. In most Muslim countries, homosexuality is illegal and in some countries, including Iran and Saudi Arabia, it is punishable by death. But in others, such as Jordan and Turkey, homosexuality is not considered a crime.
What it's like to be gay and a Muslim
A religion of some 1. I sometimes tell my students that Islam is Judaism Redux — bigger cast, bigger budget. Like Judaism, questions of right and wrong are conceived of more in the idiom of law than in a more abstract sense of principles.
The relationship between religion and homosexuality has varied greatly across time and place, within and between different religions and denominations , with regard to different forms of homosexuality and bisexuality. The present-day doctrines of the world's major religions and their denominations vary vastly in their attitudes toward these sexual orientations. Among the religious denominations which generally reject these orientations, there are many different types of opposition, ranging from quietly discouraging homosexual activity, explicitly forbidding same-sex sexual practices among their adherents and actively opposing social acceptance of homosexuality, supporting criminal sanctions up to capital punishment , and even to condoning extrajudicial killings. Religious fundamentalism often correlates with anti-homosexual bias.