Gay Muslim filmmaker risks death in pilgrimage to reconcile faith and sexuality

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Screenshot of Parvez Sharma from "A Sinner in Mecca" trailer.

Screenshot of Parvez Sharma from "A Sinner in Mecca" trailer.

Screenshot of Parvez Sharma from "A Sinner in Mecca" trailer.

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LONDON (Reuters) Millions of Muslims each year make the arduous and exhausting hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, but for one filmmaker, it was a journey that could have cost him his life.

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  • Larry

    Glad to know how much you have in common with Fundamentalist Islam.

    BB you are jealous that the only places where it is legally sanctioned to kill gays on sight are in the Middle East and Sub-Sahara Africa.

  • JR

    When will people wake up to the fact that religion, and I speak primarily from a Catholic view, that a life of homosexual love/activity is and always will be in complete contrast to what God wills for humanity. Imagining that God accepts your lifestyle is sacriligeously presumptive.
    Understanding that you have homosexual tendencies, and aware that you cannot fight them is not the sin…..it is an awareness of self.
    Now a true believer in God’s Authority will acknowledge this condition and also acknowledge his duties in acting on them. God will forgive true sorrow for offending Him, but will not accept us telling Him that a sin is not a sin anymore. Gays should cease to describe themselves as gay when talking to God, rather stick to how he sees you………….. as one of His children.

  • @JR,

    “Imagining that God accepts your lifestyle is sacriligeously presumptive….”

    Everything about your religion is presumptive; piles of ridiculous, primitive assertions:

    “Zombies walked for Christ to raise awareness” – (Matthew 27:52)

    “The Priest shall use Bird’s blood and magic 
to clean your house of the wicked spirits I sent to you.” – Yahweh 
(Leviticus 14:33-57)
    “Slaves, do as your masters command with all reverence…even those who are PERVERTED.” (1 Peter 2:18)

    You say you believe your religion in one tone of voice.
    But you reject all of its assertions as utter garbage in another tone of voice.

    I can’t help but notice you don’t believe in any of it.
    But pushing other people around about their homosexuality is something you find useful.

  • BB,
    “Negativity”

    Nothing is more negative than the needless and cruel hatred and bigotry thrown at gay people all over the world – at the direction of Gods who you can’t even prove exist.

    For shame.

  • Larry

    And yet you agree with them on so many important points:

    Contempt for democracy
    Contempt for religious freedom
    Contempt for every other faith, gays, and atheists.

    BB, you have a severe case of Sharia Envy. 🙂

  • Larry

    “that a life of homosexual love/activity is and always will be in complete contrast to what God wills for humanity”

    Which is why God tells you to treat them as inhumanely as possible. God tells you its OK that to discriminate, assault or murder them. All part of his loving moral nature. 🙂