Why are Christians in particular and any one else who denounces same sex marriages and homosexuality accused of hate crimes whenever they speak out against it? Why do the laws apply to some but not others? Is it because it is convenient in political circles to have an issue that should be a non issue as a means to discredit opponents who are discriminatory against minorities? The total number of gays in the United States is barely over 2% of the population and yet they are like bandits holding up a nation of over 300 million people. This issue is totally out of control! Our politicians have gone berserk over the issue. Our nation has become one of many constitutions. What happened to the original one? Case in point is the following excerpt about Islamic beliefs on same sex marriage and homosexuality. There is no public outcry about their beliefs and practices. I read no comments from politicians concerning how wrong the Muslim hate crimes are. There seems to be a lot of incongruity in the thinking of the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court. If mainstream Christians made assertions as are made in the following statement they would face all kinds of hate crime accusations. Read and see for your self.
Islam Question and Answer
General Supervisor: Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid
Principles of Fiqh » Jurisprudence and Islamic Rulings » Punishment and Judicial Sentences » Adultery/fornication and Homosexuality.
38622: The punishment for homosexuality
[…al-Tirmidhi (1456), Abu Dawood (4462)and Ibn Maajah (2561) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.”. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.
Ahmad (2915) narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “May Allaah curse the one who does the action of the people of Loot, may Allaah curse the one who does the action of the people of Loot,” three times. This was classed as hasan by Shu’ayb al-Arna’oot in Tahqeeq al-Musnad.
The Sahaabah were unanimously agreed on the execution of homosexuals, but they differed as to how they were to be executed. Some of them were of the view that they should be burned with fire, which was the view of ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) and also of Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him), as we shall see below. And some of them thought that they should be thrown down from a high place then have stones thrown at them. This was the view of Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him).
Some of them thought that they should be stoned to death, which was narrated from both ‘Ali and Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them).
After the Sahaabah, the fuqaha’ differed concerning the matter. Some of them said that the homosexual should be executed no matter what his situation, whether he is married or not.
Some of them said that he should be punished in the same way as an adulterer, so he should be stoned if he is married and flogged if he is not married….]
This kind of prejudice in our country is causing fractures in our society and culture. It will cause divisions and contentions to rise as never before. Racism is a bad as it has ever been. President Jimmy Carter’s Human Rights considered by most societies to belong automatically to everyone, e.g. the rights to freedom, justice, and equality has boomeranged to taking away the rights of millions to appease a few. There is no right so great for an individual that it can deny the rights of the many. It has become a blight on our society and misaligns the rights given in our Constitution.