Toward a Humane, Islamic Vision of Homosexuality
This week's topic at On Faith is gay marriage and gay clergy. My conclusion:
I find it hard to condemn an entire subset of humanity, who God created to be as they are, to either a life of celibacy (which the Prophet clearly discouraged) or a life of sin. The Prophet said we are not true believers until we want for our brothers and sisters what we want for ourselves. I want a satisfying, committed, loving relationship with my spouse. How could I want to deny that to anyone?
The full column here