as a muslim, i think it's important to develop a level of tolerance between societies. for far too long i've had negative connotiations about gay people and admittedly do make the occasional jokes that would be deemed distasteful.. but it just stems from growing up with that negative stigma.
if we can break it from the offset.. would be great. we need to be more toleratant towards people who are different - otherwise we just all go to ****.
you don't have to agree with people's choices but you have to be tolerant.
(Original post by NickAlex12)
“Primary school parents have been protesting over their children being taught about LGBT rights and homophobia.
Some parents at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham claim the teachings contradict the Islamic faith.
Mariam Ahmed, whose daughter attends the school, has organised a petition against the "No Outsiders" project.
The school said it aimed to educate children so they were able to accept differences in society.
Ms Ahmed said: "Sorry at this age it's totally wrong. Children at this age don't even know if they are coming or going, let alone knowing what sexual orientation they will become."
Asma and Mohammed Jdaitawi added: "It's good to teach children about respect and values but the sexual orientation aspect is against our principles."”
I personally wouldn't protest against it, just take the children out of the school. If you don't agree with this specific issue then just ignore it. That's what I do.
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Homophobic parents show they are homophobic.
This is why it’s better for Muslim parents to send their children to an Islamic school. Don’t complain about your kids learning this stuff when you’re the ones who signed them up for it.
Homosexuality is quite obviously against Islam so I can’t see why a Muslim parent would want their kids to be taught that it’s actually all good. There are more Islamic schools nowadays which educate children according to Islamic values so it is better for parents to send their children to these. At the end of the day, a state school doesn’t have to cater to just one religious group. It is funded by the British state and will teach what the state wants them to learn.
(Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
How is believing in Allah and Muhammad incompatible with being attracted to the same sex; sexual orientation not being something you can control?
It’s precisely comments like yours which are part of the problem.
All Muslims have, I am sure, at some point committed a sin that is forbidden in Islam. What takes one out of the fold of Islam is if they openly disagree with Islam, for example if they say that homosexuality is ok when it’s not. Most gay Muslims seem to think that there is nothing in Islam against it when there is.
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