What does a leading voice in America’s fundamentalist Christian movement have in common with a leading voice in Jamaica’s fundamentalist Muslim community? Calling for the imprisonment of homosexuals. And sometimes their death!
Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis for the American Family Association, told his radio audience about why the state should force homosexuals to enter therapy, for the same reason it pushes drug users toward rehab: because they must be cured. Now Fischer may not call this imprisonment, but he is turning the Bible for rationalization.
And in Jamaica, it’s Mustafa Muhammad, head of the Islamic Council of Jamaica, who’s been making the case for the execution of gays: Because Sharia calls for it. Not that he wants Jamaica’s gays rounded up and stoned to death; that would only be the right thing to do in an Islamic state, not one like Jamaica, where reasonable people have decided anal sex should be punished with a 10-year prison sentence.
But while these two men are calling for some radical “solutions” to the homosexual problem, they may not see eye-to-eye on all measures: Fischer has called for the outright ban of any Muslims serving in the American military.