Born Confuzed just did a post about homosexuality on her blog, and I was shocked and saddened to read some of the disgusting comments on there.
Disclaimer: this post is not about what the Qur’an/hadith say about homosexuality. This post is about homophobia and Muslims, and the way so many Muslims are so quick to judge and insult people who don’t agree with them/aren’t like them.
Homosexuality & Islam has always been a gray area for me. Personally, I support homosexuality 100%. I don’t think it’s unnatural or anything like it. From my homosexual friends I have come to the conclusion that it is not a choice, but that they are born that way. Why would God create people who are gay and then tell them not to act on it? It’s so hard to understand that.
I love Coolred’s comment:
So acting on your homosexual tendencies is haram?
Why would God punish someone for being what they are….for being in love? God gave us the ability to love…but then will punish us for acting upon that love?
Do you think all gay people are just in it for the sex…they cant feel love, companionship, the desire to be wanted and loved by another person? The innate desire to have a family and not grow old alone?
Love is our greatest emotion…that is the greatest gift God gave us far as Im concerned and to then turn around and say…here is the gift of love…but the gift of choosing WHO you love…well thats not gonna happen. I leave that up to pure chance…and if you happen to fall in love with the wrong sex…well then feel my wrath…cause I love to punish people for what they have no control over.
People on here who find gay love disgusting…all that means is you find love disgusting…shame on you. Love is the only thing that keeps this world from faling into the abyss…we need more people to love each other rather than hate. As soon as the ratio of those who love becomes less than those who hate (and I feel thats pretty close right now) tips the wrong way…we are in a world of hurt.
And associating gay love with pedophiles and rapists…well that is truly the disgusting bit of this whole comment section.
It’s not just about suppressing their sexual desires. It means not being in love, getting married, growing old with someone.
I know many Muslims are going to say that we don’t understand everything God does. But that’s easy to say when you aren’t being told to suppress your feelings, emotions, desires, wants, and sexuality.
Whether you agree with homosexuality or not, why do people have such vehement, negative reactions? Why insult gay people? Why compare it to rape and incest? Why judge them at all? No one is asking you to be gay. If you really think it’s wrong then don’t do it. If you think it corrupts the community, then maybe you should tackle bigger issues, like the crazy high levels of domestic abuse in the Islamic world, female circumcision, gender inequality, etc.
Ugh. Homophobia pisses me off.