Religion vs. homosexuality
Many religious groups (especially Christian and Islamic fundamentalists) are vehemently opposed to homosexuality – typically citing scripture as a basis for condemning it – while other religious groups show varying degrees of tolerance and support for it.
Although homosexuality is just one of several sexuality issues, homosexuality is currently the most visible of these issues and any entity's stand on those other issues can generally be extrapolated from their views on homosexuality.
More liberal Christians often try to apply the doctrine of "love the sinner, hate the sin" to permit tolerance of homosexual individuals while still restricting in various ways the right to actually practice homosexuality.
- Wikipedia: homosexuality and Christianity
- Wikipedia: homosexuality and Judaism
- Wikipedia: homosexuality and Islam
- 2007-04-06 An Army of Christian Right Lawyers Is Waging War on the Constitution by Sarah Posner: page 1 is primarily about their efforts to fight homosexuality
- 2007-03-27 Drama at Abbey, Akinola 'comes out' on anti-gay law, "Articles of Faith" column by Ruth Gledhill, The Times Religion Correspondent
- 2007-03-01 US church leaders condemn Nigerian anti-gay law "Nigeria's criminal code penalizes consensual homosexual conduct between adults with 14 years' imprisonment. Shari'a penal codes in effect in northern Nigeria continue to punish 'sodomy' with the death penalty."