Homosexuality: Missing Scripture Mystery

{josquote}Several explanations of the missing scripture mystery might be considered.{/josquote}

Many members of the the Baha'i community may be surprised to learn that, according to a "Homosexuality" compilation by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice (UHJ) of the Baha'i Faith, there is no Baha'i scripture on homosexuality. Baha'i scripture is conventionally defined as writings of Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i Faith, and his son, 'Abdu'l-Baha. Nonetheless, the central, highest leadership of the Baha'is is on record claiming that Baha'i scripture on homosexuality does exist. Where is it? What does it say? This article presents the missing scripture mystery and some of its implications.

Homosexuality is an attribute of people -- homosexuals -- a lot of people estimated to number in the 1% to 5% ranges of the population. That is, for every one billion humans, there would be from 10 million to 50 million homosexuals. These statistics may emphasize the significance of the absence of Baha'i scripture on the subject. Search of Baha'i scripture on the internet fails to find the words "homosexuality" or "homosexual".

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