GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Not one mosque in the US accepts gay muslims!

Anybody know of one in Canada???
Faisal Alam was 20 years old when he started living a double life.

By day, he was a self-proclaimed Muslim poster child, involved in multiple Muslim youth organizations. By night, he was partying in the Boston gay-club scene.

It wasn't long before this "schizophrenic" lifestyle lead to a breakdown, in which only Alam knew his secret: He was a gay Muslim, unable to part from either his sexuality or his faith.

Last night in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium, Alam explained myths and truths about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Muslims and their struggle for acceptance in a presentation called "Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims," sponsored by the LGBTA student resource center and part of National Coming Out Week.

During his breakdown, Alam realized verses in the Quran specifically condemned his sexuality.

"You can imagine the devastation I felt when I realized (the Quran) was talking about me," he said. "I was the only one who knew what was going on with me, and I wasn't ready to talk about it. I literally thought I was the only one in the world facing this problem."

Alam is the founder of Al-Fatiha, an organization that promotes the rights of LGBT Muslims. He founded the group in 1998 after joining Muslim list-serves across the country and writing members e-mails asking if anyone was gay and wanted to join a list-serv to talk. Within minutes, hundreds of people joined. But it took a year for anyone to write back to Alam's post.

"That shows how much silence and fear there is regarding homosexuality in the Muslim community," Alam said.

Alam explained the current status of LGBT Muslims and their stance in the Muslim community, saying how there isn't a single mosque in the United States that openly accepts gay members.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today in The Jews of our Lives...

10:59 AM  
Blogger Christopher Logan said...

What can you expect from the religion of hate? Islam should of never been allowed to be practiced here in the first place.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous DoorHold said...

Is there anything about their religion that looks forward toward a peaceful society?

Some prophet they have there.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Islam!

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Islams Fate
War and Hate

5:42 PM  
Blogger Drimmie said...

Islam: The religion of pieces!

1:07 AM  
Blogger Jr. said...

Homos just have to have the attention they always got from their mommies. Go gnaw on a package you flaming morons.

4:34 AM  
Anonymous jeff guthery said...

Go back in the mosque, Jr.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a bit off-topic, but this article is pretty interesting.

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200705/gay-saudi-arabia

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you expect from a religion that is based on a 1500 year old doctrine?. Homophobia is global trait in all existing societies. Not one group of people condone homosexuality save for the homosexuals themselves, and none-bigot's.

11:55 AM  
Blogger azzura said...

Uh... not wanting to flat-out contradict you, but there does appear to be at least ONE:

http://www.starjack.com/qmr.html

8:19 AM  

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