Islam and LGBT rights don’t go together, despite idealistic leftists’ insistence the two can coexist. Even Muhammad himself, pigs be upon him, called for gays to be put to death. It’s no wonder that Muslims can’t tolerate LGBT people when their “perfect” moral exemplar (read: pedophile warlord) was a raging homophobe. Kurmanbak Dyikanbayev, a member of Kyrgyzstani parliament, is continuing his prophet’s tradition in the best way a portly, aging fellow like himself can think to – by criminalizing homosexuality and those who speak favorably of it.
Dyikanbayev, despite having traveled to more progressive societies like the United States, still holds the values of the 7th century close to his heart. Thus, he and several others co-authored a bill that would criminalize the demonstration of “a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual relations,” and impose up to a 1-year jail sentence for anyone caught supporting LGBT causes. Dyikanbayev commented in a radio interview, “The main objective of this bill – to prohibit the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations. We need to preserve the institution of the traditional family from western influences, which are trying to impose the idea of same-sex families [onto our society].”
Non-traditional? Oh, so you mean anything other than bland, vanilla sex between husband and wife? Excuse me while I laugh, considering the very small percentage of intercourse that meets those strict guidelines. Also, just because something is traditional doesn’t make it right. Just look at child marriage in Islam. I mean, sure, Dyikanbayev probably would take less issue (if any) with that than with same-sex marriage, but that’s because he’s a Muslim and thus supports the backwardness of ages past. In any civilized society, equal rights and protection under the law trump religious dogma. It’s about time the Islamic world caught up.