As a Baha’i I would like to inform everyone that homosexuality is strongly condemned by Bahá’u’lláh (the glory of god; manifestation of god). The Bahá’í Writings do not point to the causes of homosexuality, although they do state that homosexuality is an “aberration“, and is “against nature“. Homosexuality can be conquered and the individual is expected to make an effort to overcome the affliction.
The Universal House of Justice said that homosexuality is highly condemned and often a great trial and cause of suffering to a person, as a Bahá’í. Any individual so afflicted must, through prayer, and any other means, seek to overcome this handicap. But, unless the actions of such individuals are flagrantly immoral, it cannot be a pretext for depriving them of their voting rights. When a person wishes to join the Faith and it is generally known that he has a problem such as drinking, homosexuality, taking drugs, adultery, etc., he should be told in a patient and loving way of the Bahá’í teachings on these matters. If it is later discovered that a believer is violating Bahá’í standards, it is the duty of the Assembly to determine whether the immoral conduct is open and scandalous and can bring the name of the Faith into disrepute, in which case the Assembly must take action to counsel the believer and require him to make every effort to mend his ways. If he fails to rectify his conduct in spite of repeated warnings, sanctions should be imposed. Assemblies, of course, must exercise care not to pry into the private lives of the believers to ensure that they are behaving properly.
I must add/ explain that It is believed that like paraphilias, frotteurism, vaginismus, female orgasmic disorder, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, hypoactive sexual desire disorder, transvestic fetishism, male erectile disorder etc it is viewed as a sickness/ disorder which can be cured via counseling, therapy, prayer and finally love for God. I believe that if you love God your willingness to please him will be unstinted which will automatically have a huge effect on your willingness to change and repair your condition. I believe that family and friends should not ignore the situation via hiding under the liberty shield. People fail to realize that if liberty should exist in its pure state the peoples of this world will eventually meet anarchy. I would also like to encourage persons to desist from discriminating anyone whether they are poor, wealthy, belongs to a particular race, religion, gender or sick. Those people like us do contribute positively to our society and economy. I don’t know how many of you have noticed this but most of the outstanding, remarkable and successful people not forgetting some of the philosophers had/has a disorder or a queer illness of some sort. Many of us do know that it is not our instinctive compulsions make us who we truly are.