Sunday, December 22, 2013

America's Only Gay Iman

Conservatives and liberals clash in every faith. Just last week, for example, the Methodist church defrocked a Pennsylvania minster for officiating the gay wedding of his son. Now, America's only openly gay Muslim Iman, Daayiee Abdullah,  faces criticism.  He tells Aljazeera America that "some local imams have refused to greet him, and many others across the country argue his work performing same-sex marriage is not legitimate, and that he should control his “urges.”

You can read more about Abdullah in this Aljazeera America story and you can see part two of the video in which Abdulah explains how he reconciles his faith with his life. You can also read about Abdullah in this Washington Post story.

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