Nations with anti-LGBT laws: 49% Christian, 43% Muslim
Faith and religion

Nations with anti-LGBT laws: 49% Christian, 43% Muslim

Many of the world’s 76 countries with anti-homosexuality laws have Muslim majorities, but most are majority-Christian. Of the total, 43 percent (33 countries, in this blog’s tally) have a Muslim majority. Majority-Christian countries account for 49 percent of the total (37 countries). Muslim majority 1 Algeria 2 Egypt 3 Eritrea 4 Ethiopia 5 Gambia 6 … Continue reading

Faith and religion / Middle East / North Africa

Sodom, Gomorrah and 2 faiths’ fear of same-sex love

Pernicious traditional interpretations of the Biblical and Quranic story of Sodom and Gomorrah underlie much of the world’s homophobia. Brian Whitaker, former Middle East editor of the Guardian, gives a brief explanation in the valuable Guardian article “Everything you need to know about being gay in Muslim countries”: ‘It’s about attempted male rape and the … Continue reading

Americas / Uncategorized

How to combat repression of LGBT people

In the video “2012 hours against hate” (1:52 minutes), the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, tells how two Christian and Muslim religious leaders are combating hated of gays and lesbians. The leaders he cites are Bishop Christopher Senyonjo of Uganda, whose counseling sessions for LGBT people led … Continue reading