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Can you be gay and Muslim?

  • Abdul Rohman

Florida | Sun, December 11 2011 | 11:41 am

PREMIUM Insisting that same-sex relations are actually compatible with religious beliefs would almost certainly challenge mainstream perspectives.

Within the context of Indonesia, as the country with the largest Islamic population, you cannot be a gay or lesbian, for example, and a good Muslim at the same time because most Islamic teaching bans same-sex practices.

I do not attempt to justi...

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