Not only the orthodoxy among Muslims, but Christians, Jews and others have made a villain out of God – and have painted him as a hateful God towards others who do not subscribe to their specificities.
Hell no! What God wants is his creation, all of it, remain intact and in harmony, and who ever subscribes to that idea is a submitter to his will.
This Muslim has stood up for the rights of every one – from Atheists to Zoroastrian and everyone in between including LGBT, Animists, Pagans, Wicca and others. If you are not willing to stand up for others, why should anyone stand up for you?
When I stood up for the human rights of Gays and Lesbians, several Muslims had difficulty with it, but when Congressman Keith Ellison stood up, most of them learned to shut up. Eventually, Muslim organizations are accepting the rights of Gays and Lesbians. The simpletons among us make the mistake of believing that we are encouraging homosexuality, that is the limitation of their thinking capacity. It is not about homosexuality, it is about the rights of individuals.
All of us are created by God, and everyone has to have space, sustenance and nurturence to live his or her God given life.
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It would be great if religions can always play nice. When they can’t, I am less concerned with Satanism’s alleged power to make Harvard unsafe for Catholics than the problem of big and powerful religions enforcing their privilege by stomping on small and powerless ones.