Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Islam, homophobia and the contested Muslim cultural center

"As you know, the Muslim faith doesn’t look kindly upon homosexuality, which is why I’m building this bar. It is an effort to break down barriers and reduce deadly homophobia in the Islamic world. In fact, [their] accusations of Islamophobia are meant to hide [their] cowardice concerning gay rights. Think about it – I’m putting gay rights front and center, before an ideology that condemns homosexuality. No one on the left has the balls to do that…Why would you side with those who would kill you – instead of a guy who just wants to open a gay bar?” -Greg Gutefield of Fox News
A Fox News reporter's announcement of his plans for a gay bar next door to the proposed Islamic cultural center is spurring discussion of Islam and the LGBT community as well as debate over who's taking whose side. The author of this piece examines the complexities of the Islam-LGBT relationship, and the challenges of both homophobia and Islamophobia.

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