Monday, July 21, 2008

Hostility towards gays exaggerated

UK Stonewall reports:
Many faith leaders inadequately reflect their followers' religious objections to lesbian and gay sexuality, new research has found. Love Thy Neighbour - published today by Stonewall and based on interviews with Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Christian participants from across the north of England - found that many hold significantly more moderate views of homosexuality than is often claimed on their behalf. Participants suggested to researchers from the University of Leeds that when the perceived tension between faith and sexual orientation is discussed in public, the agenda often becomes so dominated by aggression and sensationalism that levels of respect between faith communities and gay communities are overlooked. READ MORE