BBC Radio 4 program Beyond Belief features heated debate on Islam and homosexuality

Gay Star News 26 February 2013
By Anna Leach

An at times heated debate between a traditional Imam, a gay Muslim and an Islamic scholar on BBC Radio 4 yesterday shed light on the religious and ethical debates about homosexuality and Islam.

Imam Ibrahim Mogra said that it was possible to be Muslim and gay but 'our issue is with the sexual act itself' and 'physical intimate genital relationships between two people of the same-sex is wrong'.

Pav Akhtar, the director of UK Black Pride, said he thought the Koran 'very obliquely references homosexuality and it doesn't in my view assess homosexual negatively'. (continue reading...)