There is something especially insidious about this, because adults can at least fend for themselves. But mental faculties and a correct representation of the world have not yet been established in children, so they are exceedingly vulnerable to brainwashing of this kind. They’re trying to “catch ‘em young,” targeting them at an impressionable age.
This is, of course, a nod toward gay marriage, the latter being an oxymoron of the same order as “fried snowballs.” And it is just the latest installment of a conscious drive on the part of the media to accustom us all to the “normalcy” of homosexual relations. Hardly a TV show fails to hint—or more than hint—at this in one episode or other.
Now I could do the politically correct thing and not bring up this subject at all. To paraphrase psychologist Carl G. Jung, however, I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of remaining silent just to pretend as if nothing was wrong.
Someone has to say this, and since nobody else is saying it, I guess it has to be yours truly:
What God has prohibited for everyone, you do not have the right to legalize for anyone. End of story.
Here, let us recall what Master Kayhan said: “Whatever our Prophet has called ‘sin,’ know that there’s harm therein.” (TPM p. 59.) He also said: “A step beyond what the Prophet of God said, that’s an abyss. A step short of it: that, too, is an abyss.” If this is the case, we cannot distort or shift boundaries according to our own whim.
All three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) have prohibited homosexuality. (Regarding Buddhism, the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, agrees; see also this.) As Wikipedia states it, Sodom and Gomorrah, the historical archetypes for homosexual life, “were cities mentioned in the Book of Genesis and throughout the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and in the deuterocanonical Book of Wisdom, as well as in the Qur’an and hadith [as the people of Lot].”
You’ve got a problem with that? Take it up with God.
The Koran uses the same word for homosexuality, transgression and/or abomination (fahsha, 7:80), that it does for fornication (extramarital congress with the opposite sex). “What, do you approach males, leaving your wives that your Lord created for you? You are indeed a transgressing people.” (26:165-6.) And of course, the same would be true if you switched the genders. The Prophet even prohibited trans-dressing: he warned against men who take on feminine appearance and women who adopt the resemblance of men. Do not dress even children with clothing of the opposite gender. It will have a lifelong, lasting influence.
As I have mentioned before, the Prophet said: “I have come to perfect your ethics.” One of the cardinal precepts of Sufi ethics is: “Protect your hands, your loins, and your tongue from harming others (and yourself).” If homosexuality were any part of praiseworthy conduct, the Prophet would never have spoken against it.
Sexuality is the strongest desire in human beings, and also the most dangerous. If it is not channelled in the right valleys, it is liable to spill over into other avenues. In this respect it is unstable, like nitroglycerin. The reproductive organs are not built to accommodate same-sex relationships, yet some humans insist on misusing them anyway.
Once homosexual relations become an option, true friendship—in other words, normal friendship having nothing to do with sexual desire—becomes an impossibility between members of the same sex. Everyone becomes a sexual object. Lust is confused with love: brotherly (or sisterly) love is replaced by, or considered to be, sexual attraction. This includes, of course, the molestation of children or the underaged, who will never recover from that trauma.
this is not love or romance, it is lust.
And it is in the spirit of friendship and kindness that I suggest (without being judgmental) to all those with inclinations of this kind:
There is danger both for yourself, for the ones you love, and for society at large in what you desire.
It won’t stop there. Once the Base Self has become your master (as it always does when you give in to Illicit Lust), all manner of ills will come flooding in through that crack. One step leads to another. Give your hand, and you won’t be able to save your arm.
Once the dyke is breached,
there is no turning back the flood.
You yourself won’t like the outcome,
but you’ll be stuck with it.
That is when you will already have reached
the point of no return.
UPDATE, JUN 1, 2016
On April 8, 2016, Pope Francis issued a document called Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”), dealing with issues of marriage and the family. There, the Pope states that marriage is totally different from any same-sex partnership. He goes on to say: “There are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family.”