Progressive Muslims Launch Gay-Friendly, Women-Led Mosques

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    I don't see this sitting well with the Muslims in the Middle East.

    Progressive Muslims Launch Gay-Friendly, Women-Led Mosques In Attempt To Reform American Islam

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    Progressive Muslims Launch Gay-Friendly, Women-Led Mosques In Attempt To Reform American Islam
     
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    It probably won't sit well with more conservative Muslims, but it illustrates what I've been saying: a religion is what its followers make of it, and American Muslims tend to be a LOT more liberal than their Middle Eastern counterparts. (Although most of them aren't quite as liberal as this, either.)
     
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    Homosexuality is completely not allowed in Islam though, I have been to several Middle Eastern countries and it is just not tolerated, homosexuality is punishable by death in several Muslim countries, and gay imams? wow, the clerics in Saudi Arabia are going to be flipping the fuck out when they see this article.
     
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    Yeah, but Christians are on sound Biblical grounds condemning it, too. Those Christians who don't like that get around it by creative interpretation. Muslims can do the same.
     
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    Islam in the Philippines differs from Islam in the Middle East also.
     
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    I applaud their effort and hope it works. Although I see it failing!

     
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    Hmm I have read the Quran before, I didn't really see too much leeway in moving around that, the whole gay Imam thing has me shocked, is this an early April foolls joke?:confused:
     
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    It's easy. All they have to do is say that this was a rule appropriate for medieval Arabia but not for modern America, and allowances have to be made for progress. That's essentially what Christians do: "We're not bound by that anymore."

    These are just the extreme edge of liberal Muslims in America. Most Muslims here don't go quite that far, but as time goes by more and more will.
     
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    So the spirit of America is now undermining Islam!

    The Great Satan(American individualism) has turned another religion inside out by allowing women to lead and accepting Homosexuals!

    I am sure God will not stand for it! When will the liberalization of religion cease?

    We have Liberalized Jews!
    Liberalized Christians
    And now, Liberalized Muslims???!?!??!

    What is next? Liberalized Atheists? Liberalized Buddhists? Liberalized Global Warming Experts? Liberalized Non-religious affiliated Mystics?


    Liberalization must stop! If not, then soon Women and Homosexuals will have the right to perform marriages! Sacrilege, I say! Sacrilege!
     
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    I'm surprised they haven't been fire bombed by the traditional Muslims.
     

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