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On May 17, also known as International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), Western University in Canada faced outrage from its local Muslim community when it posted a graphic featuring two women in hijab in the pretext of an intimate relationship...
Wrote one person in the comment section, “Shame on you Western for such an insulting mockery post to my religion.”...
Opiyo Oloya, a diversity and equity specialist for the university, commented...
"In order to promote that discussion, we have removed the image from the post"
... it seems Western University's promotion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia resulted in submitting to Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.

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This is what happens when woke wankery come up against woke wankery and a decision has to be be made as to who to support, and in the end a fanatical subsection of gay people don't publicly murder those who offend them.

LenHazell53 9 June 6

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One of the biggest things I like about not being in church anymore is that I can respect the fact that people are different and I can not give a shit what other people do. If someone wants to be gay, trans or other it’s none of my damn business and I like it that way. It’s more liberating to just let people be who they are without judging them


There are LGBT+ Muslim organizations. Also, I don't believe Muslims are not the only religion where women cover their faces with a hijab like covering.

A large part of the problem(s) in religion is the refusal to accept actual realities, and to get offended when reality conflicts with how they (falsely) believe reality to be.

The larger problem is willingness to obediently follow lunatics telling them to hand over more money. It's of no surprise, to me, that they buy falsehoods. They are all in for that.

Head coverings Yes. Russian and Greek Orthodox wear scarves. Some Jewish Orthodox women buzz cut their hair and wear those hideous wigs. The Amish women wear those little caps on the back of their head.
I cannot bring to mind any other major religion that commands a woman to cover her face, though.
But a hijab also doesn't cover the face. A niqab or burka does.
I still think it was unnecessary provocation and they probably dressed the women this way to provoke the response.
It would have been the same if they were kissing a man.

@rainmanjr Also head coverings are more cultural dogma than actual scriptural doctrine.


I think they would have given up the hijab long before expanding their freedom to sexual expression.
Would they depict two nuns in traditional habits this way?
Does seem to be provocative, exploitive and poking a sleeping bear just a smidge.

Are you saying someone cannot be religious and homosexual? Because I know plenty of ecumenical gay people.
AS for homosexual nuns and monks it is a cliché dating back to the middle ages
The whole point of IDAHOTB is about encouraging freedom and inclusion, surely giving in to bigots is and was the height of fear based hypocrisy.

@LenHazell53 It was just deliberately poking the sleeping bear.
This is an Atheist board. Religion is mind imprisonment.
People need to escape that as well as societal enforced views of accepted sexual expression.

@TheMiddleWay Are you serious?
You might as well say there was not a massive outpouring of Hasidic Jews in Poland and the Ukraine in 1919 demanding that there not be a program against them Hence putting them front and centre could not be about shining a light on an underserved population who wants more light.

You are an idiot

@TheMiddleWay Exactly this. Religions are often oppression in and of themselves. Especially the Big 3.

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