the increasing fundamentalism of muslims here is so worrying? i can’t say anything out loud because i don’t seem muslim enough, because you know, i keep the practice of my religion private. i don’t showcase it on facebook & all that, and i realize the more conservative muslims like to use ad hominems to discredit you if you try to talk about anything

what i always found most beautiful about Islam was its radical call for compassion; how it elevated women from their current position at the time, how the prophet abhorred racism and had a black man make the first prayer call, how Islam calls for equality amongst all. treat others, believers or non-believers, women or men (or whoever else in between or none of those), no matter their ethnicity, even animals! – treat them with grace and compassion. judgement is reserved for ya Rabb alone. but recently the muslim community here has been getting more vocally homophobic. we have a lot of problems in our community, like poverty, abuse, marital rape, but they decide to attack homosexuals. and the rhetoric is just so hateful & depressing. they use words like “poison”, “disease”, “sickness”. i mean, these are people you are talking about. and you’re using such words? you disagree with their ‘lifestyle’, but how does that have to change the way you refer to them as human beings? did they hurt you? did they hurt anyone? is it not enough that they can’t buy homes, can’t get married, have high suicide rates, are bullied throughout school, and are denigrated everywhere?

people will complain endlessly about islamophobia but they will extend the same hateful behaviour to others. people will talk endlessly about Islam’s wealth of compassion but they sabotage it when it comes to how much they are willing to express it. they’re only willing to express it to people who are just like them. it’s conditional. you can give them stories about how muslim gays have been calling suicide hotlines because of the recent spike in hate-speech, or perhaps they still love their religion but are being faced with disgust by other muslims, but the heart of homophobes have been hardened. they don’t care. they’ll just keep saying “homosexuality is a sin” “it’s a sickness” “you can’t be gay and muslim at the same time”. it just makes me so sad because this rhetoric is killing people. gays aren’t even asking for anything more than just to be treated as equal human beings. are they not human beings? if you will only extend love, compassion and equal treatment to those whose values are exactly aligned as yours, then are you a truly loving person? because you don’t have to agree with someone to show them compassion. the prophet exhibited that so many times throughout his life.

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Pregnancy photos are all pretty adorable, but this gorgeous couple’s snaps definitely take the cake.

Melanie and Vanessa Iris Roy from Charlotte, North Carolina took these photos to celebrate the fact that both of them are pregnant, at the same time! The photo shows one laying a smooch on the other. In the next photo, they switch places, resulting in what is just about the cutest damn pictures ever created.

Evanna Lynch aka “Luna Lovegood”‘s Profoundly Articulate & Powerful Message To Homophobes

This woman. The world is a better place because she’s in it. She truly embodies the character she played flawlessly on “Harry Potter” - Luna Lovegood. Luna IS Evanna. Evanna IS Luna. What a brilliant example she sets for everyone.

Just look at what she put on her Instagram! Could Evanna BE any more perfect?! What a phenomenally evolved human being she is! I bow to her in awe! 

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Homosexuality is not a Sin

Homosexuality and the Bible

    Homosexuality has become a hot topic all over the world recently. Whether it be small things, like the general hate or mocking that some people feel towards them, or larger things, like Russia’s country wide ban on all homosexuals. Though, it seems that when the topic of homosexuals comes up, another topic is soon to show its face as well. This other topic being Christianity and how we are supposed to respond to the ever growing topic that is homosexuality. While most Christians will fight homosexuality, saying that it is wrong and a sin against the Lord, though does the text really say these things? Does the Bible really teach the hate that people try and put on homosexuals as a whole? Are there really verses that say homosexuality is bad, or is it all one big misconception?

1. The word “Homosexuality” did not exist

Christians love to play 1 Corinthians 6:9 which says that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God; the wicked include murders and “Homosexual offenders”. Seems pretty clear right? Though, how on earth did they write homosexual in that verse, when there was no word that meant gay or homosexual at the time? Did they create the word right on the spot? No, in fact, the word homosexual was not even added to the bible until 1987. Homosexual took the place of “abusers of themselves with mankind” which relates to both women and men, as mankind was representative of all back them. So it does not in any way say that homosexuality is a sin in that passage.

2. Leviticus 18:22 is misused

Leviticus 18:22 which says, “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable” may be one of the most used, if not the most, verses in the bible to fight homosexuality. Though, when read carefully, this also does not fight being homosexual. It is simply stating to not treat those relations as the same thing. For example, if I use the same wording as this verse and say, “Do not have dinner with a friend as you would with the pope; that is detestable.” Now that last phrase did not say, never have dinner with a friend, it simply said, treat the two scenarios differently. Thus the first one is not saying, don’t have sex with men, its saying don’t treat it the same.

3. The main message in the bible is love

It’s no secret that the Bible’s main message is the love that God and Jesus had for us. It goes through and explains the pain and suffering they went through just for us to be free from sin. This though is supported many times in the bible, like in Mark 12:31 or Romans 13:10. They both describe how important love has over everything else, and even go so far as saying that loving your neighbor is fulfilling the law and that no commandment is greater than this. So after all this talk about love, why would the bible then try and cancel out some love? Why would the bible say “Love thy neighbor” and then say “but don’t love him, cause that’s a sin.”

4. Homosexuality being a sin contradicts the bible

Addressing an earlier point if the bible says “Love thy neighbor” and then says “But no homosexual love” it is technically contradicting itself. Which is something the bible is supposedly not able to do, there are to be no contradictions in the bible. So then how do these two very different messages exist in the same book? The only two explanations are that the bible did contradict itself, thus making all its teaching invalid or that one of these two things are not what they seem. More than likely, homosexuality being a sin, is not actually true and the verses saying that are not what they seem.

5. If homosexuals go to hell, then we ALL go to hell

If you are one to believe that homosexuals do not go to heaven, then you must also believe that no one has ever nor will ever go to heaven, as Jesus died for ALL sins. Not just some sins for some people, but all sins committed by everyone to ever live. Now if we go back to 1 Corinthians 6:9 which says the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God, and then “homosexuality” is mentioned, and you use that as your proof, then you must also be aware of all the other people who are considered wicked. “Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men, nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were.” Also, the very next verse reads, “But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” So even if you believe that homosexuality is a sin, you can’t think that they go to hell.

Wouldn’t god make sure that there was no mistranslation?

Contrary to popular belief, the bible can be twisted and misinterpreted as much as people would like. One of the strongest evidence for this is the fact that Christianity has over 20 divisions of people who believe different things, yet all read what they claim to be the “same” bible. So mistranslation, like the homosexuality mistranslation could easily make its way into the bible somewhere across the line. In fact, that one made its way in, in 1987. So unless you can read Hebrew, you may be reading the wrong thing.

    How else could the word homosexuality get into the bible?

When translating certain words across many different languages one word or phrase can change in a dramatic way. For instant, during WWII we Japan sent over a message about their surrender that was supposed to say, “we’re thinking about it” but one Japanese word meant two totally separate things and was translated to “we are intentionally ignoring you” and that cause an atomic bomb to be dropped on a nation. So when something is translated across multiple languages, it is very easy for something totally false and nonexistent to sneak in, despite the fact that there is no connection between the two.

    In conclusion, homosexuality is not, in fact, and sin in anyway. The bible, when looked at closely, does not say that homosexuality is a sin nor does it intend to do so. The miss-interpretation that being a homosexual is an abomination against God is just that, a miss-interpretation. God loves all his children whole heartedly, and is happy with the love that you can provide for yourself and others.