Homosexuality


In response to Signifying Guyana’s posted article and Guyana911’s post on the topic of homosexuality.

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.

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  • stolidcharisma  On August 10, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Not that this post started badly. It’s fine.. typical raptus. But after you said ‘Universal House of Justice’.. which I never heard of nor care what they think.. I won’t read anything below that.

    But one thing..

    Bahá’u’lláh what?

    – “st’l¬id

  • raptus  On August 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    O lordy, is everything I have to explain to you?
    I humbly recommend to you Google, cuil or Bing.
    Use those three search engines wisely my son.

  • stolidcharisma  On August 10, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    *Taps on shoulder*

    Bahá’u’lláh what?

  • Ace  On August 11, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Reading this post and all that came to mind a “kid with a new toy”…. how excited they get about the toy and u will hear or see them with it until a newer one comes along ….just notice the amount of time she word BAHIA was used starting to sound like a radical.
    ANYWAYS BUN HOMOSEXUALITY, but live and let live. the more u try to get ride of them they multiply….MAN to MAN is so unjust….women on women well i for that (the image of u and untold) pitty she was serve with a burn notice then got roasted

  • raptus  On August 11, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Bahá’u’lláh( the glory of god) is the manifestation of god for this age. Note: I said that he is the manifestation of god (like Jesus) he is considered by millions to be the most recent manifestation of God.

    As bahais we do not serve Bahá’u’lláh, we serve God that does not mean however that Bahá’u’lláh is not respected and exalted.

    here are a couple of links…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1'u'll%C3%A1h

    http://info.bahai.org/bahaullah-manifestation-of-god.html

  • Ace  On August 11, 2009 at 9:28 am

    OVER NIGHT RADICAL

  • stolidcharisma  On August 11, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Actually.. we don’t like girl on girl.

    Bahah sumtin got Raptus brained washed.

  • raptus  On August 12, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Overnight radical?
    Brained Washed?

    I’m dissapointed no…no i’m appalled. I have never dissed or try to defame your religion whatever it maybe. I never expected to hear you two express statements without merrit, that are illogical and finally without proof.

    Why are you trying to identify with the gender SD deemed to display only such behaviours?

  • nelly avila moreno  On August 14, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    it’s been a while since i was ordered to drop by and this is what i love about the Guyana blogosphere just enough rubbish almost to the point of overdose but not quite
    oh Bahá’u’lláh!!
    it will be a while again
    Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’u’lláh

  • Raptus  On August 14, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Forgive me Nelly, if my beliefs are not in tuned with your lifestyle.

  • nelly avila moreno  On August 14, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    call me crazy but Bahá’u’lláh!! Bahá’u’lláh!! somehow reminds me of Baitullah Mehsud
    and it’s a tragedy that the little lassie took offence to me thoughts on Bahá’u’lláh!! & et cetera
    i will visit again and maybe get in tuned with your lifestyle oh thin skin wunderchild wrapped around us

  • Annand  On August 25, 2009 at 4:15 am

    ” If he fails to rectify his conduct in spite of repeated warnings, sanctions should be imposed.”
    –What kind of sanctions are we talking about here?

  • raptus  On August 25, 2009 at 9:02 am

    I have never been in the position but i can vow that the sanctions will not be harmful to the person nor will the person be disgraced and defamed.

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