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Yesterday Real Student Rights drew attention to a joint statement which has recently been released by Nottingham University’s Islamic Society and LGBT network. The writers express concern that reporters from the Tab newspaper had been trying to stir up antagonism between the two groups in the wake of events featuring Uthman Lateef and Yusuf Chambers as part [...]
Further to Sarka’s excellent piece taking apart Christina Odone’s lament about religious beliefs not being given their due weight in public life, I’d like to draw attention to this in the SkepticLawyer:-
Christina Odone, former deputy editor of The New Statesman, in the course of arguing that religious believers are being pushed out of public life [...]
Last week Oxfam cancelled an event at the East London Mosque where Ibrahim Hewitt of Interpal was due to speak. Oxfam said:
We believe that nobody should face discrimination due to their sexual orientation. We are concerned at comments about homosexuality attributed to Mr Hewitt, of which we were previously unaware, and the event has [...]
Annise Parker (right) and Kathy Hubbard
Annise Parker, mayor of the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States, had to go to California to marry her longtime partner Kathy Hubbard.
The governor and legislature of Texas (and every other state that doesn’t permit same-sex marriage) should be ashamed.
Posted: January 17th, 2014 under Gay marriage.
This is a cross-post from Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion
From J. Lester Feder at Buzzfeed:
An anti-gay activist from Massachusetts has warned Jamaicans that repealing the country’s sodomy provision would end freedom of speech and lead to a surge of sexually transmitted diseases during a rally in Kingston.
Brian Camenker, founder of MassResistance, was the keynote speaker at an event [...]
Posted: January 1st, 2014 under Homophobia.
So the Islamic preacher Ismail Menk is in the UK now. However, it appears that his university tour has been cancelled.
This is probably a good thing for the poor man. He might be in proximity to homosexuals on a university campus. And he doesn’t like that one bit. Listen to this [...]
Ismail Menk is a somewhat popular preacher from Zimbabwe. He certainly has fans in the UK. Among them one finds the Tayyibun Institute, an East London group with a record of promoting vicious hate preachers. This includes a notably nasty online “teacher” roster.
Tayyibun is touring Menk around the UK this month. [...]
Jalal ibn Saeed is an American Islamist preacher who lives in Britain. Readers may remember he is a supporter of the Taliban.
He’s also a fan of the racist David Duke, a former “Grand Wizard” of the KKK.
With that background, the list of speakers ibn Saeed’s “Al Fitrah” outfit plan to gather at The Dorchester [...]
Last month I mentioned how two prominent figures on the American Right– Rush Limbaugh and Ralph Peters– had kind words for Russia’s authoritarian and Assad-apologist President Vladimir Putin, whom they credit with opposing the “gay agenda” and standing up for “Christian values.”
Putin’s latest rightwing fanboy is anti-gay extremist Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. [...]
This Sunday the Hamas supporters of the British charity Interpal will hold yet another conference featuring hate preachers. The venue will be the Edmonton Islamic Centre in London.
Here’s the “inspirational” list:
Let’s take a look at the speakers’ records on homosexuality.
Abdullah Hakim Quick
Quick is an American Islamist preacher. His line on homosexuality is as [...]