To the surprise of many Muslims, some of the largest U. Imam Muzammil Siddiqi, chairman of the board of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, said similar to Judaism and Christianity, same sex- marriage is not considered an acceptable marriage contract in Islam. All members of the community, men, women, and LGBTQ members take turn leading prayers, giving sermon and doing the call of prayer [adhan]. MPV believes in an inclusive community and we endorse the human and civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer LGBTQI individuals. The standard Muslim teaching is that homosexual acts are sinful and deserving of punishment in the same way that adultery or unmarried sex are considered sinful, said Amir Hussain, a professor of theology at Loyola Marymount University.
At an annual interfaith breaking of the Ramadan fast hosted Tuesday by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Velazquez was asked to say a few words about the victims in Orlando.
And I was like, 'What job? If gunman Omar Mateen, whose parents were born in Afghanistan, was indeed gay, he may have been acting out partly in response to that struggle, he said. Daayiee Abdullah, 62, gay imam in Washington, D. A harsh new criminal law in Brunei — which includes death by stoning for sex between men or for adultery, and amputation of limbs for theft — went into effect on Wednesday, despite an international outcry from other countries, rights groups, celebrities and students.
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