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‘The Gay Issue’ in Judaism, Christianity and Islam July 06, 2012
Open any Torah, Bible or Koran, and the passages about homosexuality seem clear: being gay is an abomination, a sin, something that incurs the wrath of God. It’s right there in the book of Leviticus, the letters of St. Paul, and the stories of Sodom and Gomorrah.

But for some of the traditions that use those holy books, these strict interpretations, and the moral teachings that flow from them, are changing. Today we begin our new series, “Gay in the Eyes of God: How Twelve Traditions View Gay and Lesbian People.” In part one, we discuss the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Pamela Nadell, Professor of Jewish History at American University
Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service
Faisal Alam, Founder of Al-Fatiha