Cozy or Conflicted? The Homosexual/Islam Relationship
Linda Harvey, WND.com
If you want to understand why “LGBTQ” activists are so hostile to the faithful Christian church, look at their interactions with another religious group: Islam.
It comes down to a perception of shared victimhood, and who they consider their oppressors to be.
Homosexual activist groups and leaders of the Islamic community realize they occupy the same leftist American sandbox and have actually been playing rather well together in recent years, even sharing a few toys.
And at least one recent survey shows acceptance of homosexuality by American Muslims growing at a more rapid pace than it is among evangelical Christians.
However, the Islam-“gay” relationship just became more strained, although you would never know if you relied on the mainstream media. It’s a story you’d think would be given Charlottesville-level hysteria, but no—what we are hearing is mostly silence.
You have to read sites tracking both movements to find out what’s going on. In this case, American Spectator and then the Clarion Project revealed that a homosexual exhibit was recently expelled from the convention of the Islamic Society of North America, ISNA.
Isn’t this blatant intolerance and bigotry, the kind of response that brings bullhorns and lawsuits, email and phone death threats? Only if the group is Christian, I guess.
If the repudiation comes from the largest Islamic organization in the U.S., the Human Rights Campaign contains its rage and tries to understand.
ISNA holds a convention every year attended by about 15,000 and has ties to the radical Muslim Brotherhood, implicated as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial.
Guess who had an exhibit booth at the ISNA Chicago convention in July? The largest homosexual group in the country, the Human Rights Campaign, HRC. And joining them was a group called Muslims for Progressive Values, MPV, which advocates “equality” for homosexuality and for women.
The exhibit opened, but once conservative (Salafist) Muslims read the content of the “LGBTQ” brochures, complaints were made. ISNA hemmed and hawed, but finally asked the homosexual contingent to leave. Where are their liberal allies, screaming about bigotry?
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