Gay-friendly voice in Iran: Homophobia is un-Islamic

Published: May 19, 2014

Homosexuals are biologically different from other people.. This doesn’t make them a sinner or a criminal… This biological difference is something similar to difference in height: you can’t ostracize people from society because they are shorter than others….

Those who are against homosexuals have a Middle Ages mentality. We should see all men as God’s creatures and not judge them based on their color, height, or social status….

Those officials who are against homosexuals have no education in this field and cause a lot of social problems with their policies…

No one can deny these people’s right to life…. They are not mentally challenged… It is the social and family pressure that drives these people to a corner.. Some family treat their homosexual members as if they have leprosy… If we don’t interfere in their lives, homosexuals will have no problem. They don’t need surgery to change their body and increase their problems 10 fold…

Homosexuals face discrimination in the job market, even when they are the most qualified candidates… Should we punish a man because God has given him a different speech pattern? We have no right to harm God’s creatures.. Harming homosexuals is selfish and ignorant.. similar to harming someone because they are disabled.. Islam treats all people equally… If we were to follow the letter of the law, everyone should be treated the same…

Homosexuals are like other human beings..They are quieter than other people and bother nobody…So why should we go after them? Simply because they speak effeminately we should give them a hard time?

In this society from the government to the police give homosexuals a hard time… The family members make fun of them. Parents are nasty to them… They can find no job. What are they supposed to do? We have buried these people alive.. We have taken everything away from these people… This is inhumane and un-Islamic.

In the past homosexuals had their place in the society and nobody bothered them… As long as the government discriminate against homosexuals there is going to be a problem.. We should let these people into the society so that they can be productive and can challenge stereotypes.

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