Is there really a place for gays in Islam? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • atl0707
    • 17.03.13 | 15:51 (IST)

    Muslims, like Catholics, think that there is a place for gay people in Islam, but that what they practice with those they love (or just met) is detestable in the eyes of Allah (swt). It is impossible to have it both ways. You cannot love the sinner and hate the sin when homosexuality itself is such a fundamental part of a gay person's identity. It's like saying, "It's OK to be black, but you better go bleach that skin." Thinking you can change another person simply by asking them to change what makes them that way to the outside world is wrong, mean and delusional. Because of its prohibition against bid'ah (innovation) and what is written in the Qur'an and the Hadith, Islam will likely never be able to accept homosexuality, which is an inextricable part of a gay person's identity. I can't see how it will ever be able to evolve in light of this.

    from the article: Christianity, Judaism and Islam need to break the gay taboo
    First published 13:35 26.02.13 | Last updated 13:35 26.02.13
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