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Quran (7:80-84) - "...For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.... And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone)" - An account that is borrowed from the Biblical story of Sodom. Muslim scholars through the centuries have interpreted the "rain of stones" on the town as meaning that homosexuals should be stoned, since no other reason is given for the people's destruction. (The story is also repeated in suras 27 and 29).
Quran (7:81) - "Will ye commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you?" This verse is part of the previous text and it establishes that homosexuality as different from (and much worse than) adultery or other sexual sin. According to the Arabic grammar, homosexuality is called the worst sin, while references elsewhere describe other forms of non-marital sex as being "among great sins."
Quran (26:165-166) - "Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, "And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing"
Quran (4:16) - "If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone" This is the Yusuf Ali translation. The original Arabic does not use the word "men" and simply says "two from among you." Yusuf Ali may have added the word "men" because the verse seems to refer to a different set than referred to in the prior verse (explicitly denoted as "your women"). In other words, since 4:15 refers to "your women", 4:16 is presumably written to and refers to men.
Interestingly, the same rules don't seem to apply in paradise, where martyrs for the cause of Allah enjoy an orgy of virgins and "perpetual youth" Quran (56:17) (otherwise known as "boys" Quran (52:24)). Quran (76:19) bluntly states, "And immortal boys will circulate among them, when you see them you will count them as scattered pearls." Technically, the mere presence of boys doesn't necessarily mean sex, however it is strongly implied from the particular emphasis on the effeminacy, handsomeness and "freshness" of the boys. The female virgins of paradise are also compared to pearls (56:23).
What Does Islam Teach About...Homosexuality
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: IAMTAT
5 Muslim Nations Where Gay is Legal - LGBT Muslims
Should we mention that the last sodomy law repealed in the United States (in 2013!) was based on the Christian Bible?
Or that 17 States STILL have these laws on the books, though they have been nullified (way back in 2003!).
originally posted by: Profusion
If I were gay, you better believe I would be afraid of Islam.
Muslim States Ban LGBT Groups From UN Meeting
Is anyone paying attention? Islam is extremely anti-gay rights.
How does one balance Islamophobia and homophobia?
If you're pro-Islam, then you are taking a homophobic stance.
This is Orwellian. Being pro-Islam requires being anti-gay rights and yet the politically correct expect people to be pro-Islam and pro-gay rights simultaneously?
originally posted by: rockintitz
a reply to: Gryphon66
Are you equating U.S. laws (which, as you said, were determined unconstitutional) with violence and other standing laws against homosexuals in the middle east?
I drew that conclusion based on the post you responded to.
If so that's a weak argument.
originally posted by: Slanter
a reply to: Gryphon66
Sodomy laws weren't just to harass Gay man, in some states they were enacted as a way to control the sexual habits of everyone. Many of these laws term sodomy very loosely, sometimes as anything other than missionary style penis-to-vagina sex. Oral sex and anal sex between consenting men and women were considered sodomy by many law definitions. Michigan is one such state that has laws that stipulate that sodomy can be between a man and a woman as well.