‘70% of Britons are in favour of allowing gay marriage’
so goes the headline in today’s London Evening Standard, a paper that is tirelessly campaigning for the acceptability of ‘gay marriage’ in the UK.
No one seems to be asking the obvious questions:
* Is morality so subjective and relative that opinion polls have some relevance to this question?
* Has God spoken a clear word in his Revelation concerning homosexuality – and so by extension of ‘gay marriage’?
Islamic scholars are unanimous that God’s final Revelation to mankind – the Qur’an and the authentic hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace) – are clear in stating that adultery, fornication and same-gender intercourse are absolutely forbidden. If such activity occurs in public it can be a punishable offense.
Muslims (and traditional Christians and Jews) regard the laws revealed by God as absolute and unchangeable. What was defined by God as morally evil 1400 years ago cannot ever become morally good because the fundamental nature of human beings has not and will not change. Man made systems like secular democracy which pander to the easily manipulatable feelings of public opinion cannot change that.
Now if thou pay heed unto the majority of those who live on earth, they will but lead thee astray from the path of God: they follow but other people’s conjectures, and they themselves do nothing but guess.