Bahai Faith & Homosexuality: Its Getting Better
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- Created: Saturday, 15 January 2011 03:53
- Published: Saturday, 15 January 2011 03:45
- Written by Sonja, Baha'i Rants
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On January 3rd, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of the United States sent out a letter to the American Bahai community, quoting parts of a letter from the Universal House of Justice to an individual:
With respect to your question concerning the position Bahais are to take regarding homosexuality and civil rights, we have been asked to convey the following.
The purpose of the Faith of Bahau'llah is the realization of the organic unity of the entire human race, and Bahais are enjoined to eliminate from their lives all forms of prejudice and to manifest respect towards all. Therefore, to regard those with a homosexual orientation with prejudice or disdain would be against the spirit of the Faith. Furthermore, a Bahai is exhorted to be an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression, and it would be entirely appropriate for a believer to come to the defense of those whose fundamental rights are being denied or violated.
(Letter from the UHJ to an individual, 27 October 2010)