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r/Islam has a lively discussion of whether oppression of gays is a good thing or not

r/Islam has a lively discussion of whether oppression of gays is a good thing or not
r/Islam has a lively discussion of whether oppression of gays is a good thing or not

This is your brain on religious zealotry.

People who celebrate the oppression of minorities in the Muslim world are the same people to lament the supposed "Islamophobia" in the West.

Was personally shocked by the responses in this thread. (THIS IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO BRIGADE, I believe you cannot even vote/comment through the link (on desktop) I provided, and this is not my intention)

I just wanted to share the horror in this thread, and wanted to hear your thoughts on it.

Link to the thread: https://np.reddit.com/sub/islam/comments/7e1nym/turkey_bans_all_lgbt_events_in_capital_to_protect...

Edit: thread finally locked. Watch the purging of dissenting opinions commense.

Edit2: Pro-Gay comments are already starting to be removed

Edit3: peace and propoganda is almost completely restored in one of the most zealous echo chambers on reddit. All comments disparaging ExMuslims as "fake" and "beta cucks" are now removed, along with comments threatening to throw a gay user off a roof (probably as a joke, but the guy was as homophobic as it gets, so I am not too sure about that).

Edit4: For those of you who are comforted by the number of downvotes the vile comments got, http://archive.is/CxjcJ is a snapshot of the thread before it got heavily brigaded.

I'd like to point out specifically the upvoted comment of some homophobe telling a gay person to "go take his/her meds".

Your title is kind of misleading. In order for it to be a discussion of whether oppression of gays is a good thing or not, somebody would have to take the "not" position.

Perhaps a better title would be "/sub/islam posters compete with each other to see who can make the most egregious show of mindless homophobia".

There is a worrying amount of support for this law in this thread.

Roy Moore: 37% of Alabama evangelical Christians 'more likely to vote for him' after sexual misconduct claims

Roy Moore: 37% of Alabama evangelical Christians 'more likely to vote for him' after sexual misconduct claims
Roy Moore: 37% of Alabama evangelical Christians 'more likely to vote for him' after sexual misco...

more proof evangelicals are the most immoral people on the planet.

Who would God molest?

Oh, I forgot about Mary...

They value the schadenfreude of trolling lib'ruls more than their own morals.

I thought nothing could get worse after trump was elected. I've given up trying to figure out the US.

Alabama's only gay legislator: 'Men need to shut up' defending Roy Moore, “We have seen this too many times, a so-called Christian falling from that pedestal.”

Alabama's only gay legislator: 'Men need to shut up' defending Roy Moore, “We have seen this too many times, a so-called Christian falling from that pedestal.”
Alabama's only gay legislator: 'Men need to shut up' defending Roy Moore, “We have seen this too ...

My favorite version of the Roy Moore defense is “Mary was a teenager you know.”

Oh so God is a rapist pedophile! What a great dude to worship and pledge your life to...

If he thinks only men are defending him he would be sorely mistaken. Brainwashing comes in many forms.

The Christian right was never on that pedestal. They THINK they were, but they were not

“Hand to teenage breast, I will please my Lord!” - Roy Moore

53 pastors sign letter of support for Roy Moore. They have sold their souls to get a pedophile theocrat in office.

53 pastors sign letter of support for Roy Moore. They have sold their souls to get a pedophile theocrat in office.
53 pastors sign letter of support for Roy Moore. They have sold their souls to get a pedophile th...
53 pastors sign letter of support for Roy Moore. They have sold their souls to get a pedophile theocrat in office.
53 pastors sign letter of support for Roy Moore. They have sold their souls to get a pedophile th...

After the letter was published on AL.com, Tijuanna Adetunji of the Fresh Anointing House of Worship in Montgomery, said she was not contacted about the letter and did not give permission for her name to be used.

They're lying about pastors in order to get a pedophile elected. Nice.

Wonder how many others weren't contacted and had their names used in this open letter against their wishes.

Being from Alabama, I'm pleasantly shocked that most of the comments on the al.com article are negative about Moore and these pastors. (Unsurprisingly, most of the undersigned pastors are from relatively rural areas.)

Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32

Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32
Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32

Here's my comment about this ass nugget from when he won the primary:

Hopefully we'll hear about his child molestation history before he's sworn in. Talibama will almost certainly elect him.

And some accused me of wishing him to be a child molester. No, folks, because this shit shines bright as a halo around these judgmental evangelicals.

I fear even this won’t be enough to torpedo his candidacy in Alabama. They might just prefer a bible-thumping molestor over a Democrat.

Republicans don't care about sexual predators. They put one in the White House.

I think they're just referring to how common it is for the bible-thumping authoritarian types to have pedophilic tendencies or otherwise darkly sexual elements squirreled away in their past.

All these people sending thoughts and prayers to the victims and families in Texas act as if they don’t realize those people were literally in their church praying when they were executed. Prayer doesn’t do shit. We need action.

All these people sending thoughts and prayers to the victims and families in Texas act as if they don’t realize those people were literally in their church praying when they were executed. Prayer doesn’t do shit. We need action.

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All these people sending thoughts and prayers to the victims and families in Texas act as if they don’t realize those people were literally in their church praying when they were executed. Prayer doesn’t do shit. We need action.

These people were legit in their church praying when they were gunned down by a psycho.

Obviously, prayer doesn’t do shit.

It’s time to stop with the thoughts and prayers and do something that will actually fucking help... whether it’s donating blood or enacting gun control.

Prayers won’t do shit.

This is America, we don’t fix problems here

But what if we pray really hard?

He was a atheist... So does that say anything about your group.. gah daum why does it bother you if they say send thoughts and prayers. That is there way of coping let them cope. For gun control I wish there was an answer but I don't think that there is sadly.

Inmate dies after nurse allegedly performs exorcism

Inmate dies after nurse allegedly performs exorcism
Inmate dies after nurse allegedly performs exorcism

Misleading title.

Yeah, it seems to imply that the exorcism (which apparently consisted on her saying some random bullshit once) was the cause of the "acute coronary event caused by methamphetamine use" that killed the inmate one day later.

Misleading title, but still fairly stupid to be having exorcisms in modern times.

Trump asks Supreme Court to punish ACLU lawyers who helped teen migrant get abortion

Trump asks Supreme Court to punish ACLU lawyers who helped teen migrant get abortion

As a 15 year ACLU supporter I say FUCK YOU and am doubling my contribution to $50 a month.

It was nice when the US had a president.

A legal act prevented by the government is illegal. While that is par for the course with this administration there is no excuse to torment a young woman. To use the position of the executive to attack legal actions, and likely required ones, only shows the failure of ‘uphold the Constitution’ requirement of the oath of office.

The really great part is now we can say that Trump wanted an illegal immigrant to have an anchor baby.

In the case the plaintiff is in the United States and subject to equal protection of the laws thereof regardless of citizenship or immigration status - this is settled law. The Justice Dept. was smacked down for denying the plaintiff her legal rights and has, as far as I can tell, no actual basis for an appeal.

I'm a Christian, but I seriously started doubting myself yesterday. Here's the story:

I'm a Christian, but I seriously started doubting myself yesterday. Here's the story:

Before I tell this story, I just want to say that I want to have an honest discussion here. I know I'm out of my element, but I'm not looking to get flamed. I just want to have a civil discussion and tell my story.

So yesterday I was driving home from work, when I looked up in the sky and could see the moon despite it being daylight outside. I thought it looked really beautiful, and my thought process went something like this:

"Wow, the moon looks really beautiful. It's so cool we can see something in space all the way from down here on earth. I wonder what people thought the moon and sun were before we were able to explain it with science? I guess it's easy to see how primitive people thought the sun and moon were gods. Hah, people were willing to believe in anything before we could explain things with science... oh shit."

So yeah, that's just kind of where I'm at right now. Again, I'm not looking for some kind of pissing contest here, even though I know I'm probably just gonna get downvoted. I just wanted to see what you guys thought.

Stay curious and never ever stop thinking or asking questions.

Wow, thanks so much for all the tips, resources, and kind words everyone. I really appreciate it!

You have answers? Test em. If they pass, then they're either good enough, or your test isn't. If they fail, good! You're on your way to wisdom 👍

You are on the right track. In the entire history ff humanity, every answer we have found has not been "god(s)".

Gods are and have always been a receding pocket of our ignorance.

I hope you choose to keep looking into your realization.

Daughter of ultra-religious "Focus on the Family" executive comes out as lesbian

Daughter of ultra-religious "Focus on the Family" executive comes out as lesbian
Daughter of ultra-religious "Focus on the Family" executive comes out as lesbian

And Jesus said, “if your family members love the wrong person cut them out of your life and excommunicate them, to the point they want to kill themselves.”

Ironic these people call themselves "Focus on the Family." If your idea of focusing on the family is to humiliate, reject, and drive your own daughter to suicide, you're doing it wrong. The group obviously could not give two shits about family, and this story clearly shows that it uses the word as nothing more than a means to soften and blur the public image of their hate.

And then when they do kill themselves, be sure to blame everyone and everything but yourself.

It's so disgusting the way they preach their "loving" religion and the "love of god" and then turn around and completely reject their daughter.

Try one of these subthreads