This video is about me.
Here is a literal transcript of the relevant part of White’s talk taken from the first 60 seconds of the video:
‘There is one particular Muslim apologist quote and unquote….there are serious questions about this man’s life-style choices, shall we say [White looks at the camera knowingly]. Not even questions, I mean very obvious that he holds to a life-style view that is inconsistent with historic classical both Christian and Muslim understandings of human sexuality, let’s put it that way.’
James White is being both inaccurate and unfair. I presume he has just been going off rumours and possibly Facebook comments from Sam Shamoun and the like over the years. Clearly White has no clue about my personal life. In fact it’s not his business in any case.
For the record (again) here is my view on Islam and homosexuality which I have always held to.
Living with SSA (same sex attraction) as a Muslim.
When I became a Muslim I decided that I would not hide the fact that I have same sex attraction. I wanted liberals and secularists (be they Christian or Muslim) to see that an adult convert to Islam with SSA could freely chose to live according to God’s law (meaning acceptance that all sexual acts outside of heterosexual marriage are haram). Also I wanted to educate any people who ‘hate gays’ that we are just ordinary people, not child molesters or rapists.
I expected to be abused for going public but I felt it was worth it to achieve in some small way my goals to inspire other people with SSA to embrace Islam and to demonstrate that we are just regular people not monsters.
To my surprise I discovered that 99% of Muslims have not abused me (yep, 1 did!).
Sadly most of the abuse comes from fundamentalist Christians like Sam Shamoun who just will not believe that I have chosen to live this way, and that I must be lying.
I still live with my former partner. I have never hidden this. Our friendship is very strong and mutually supportive. He is a Christian and as such we share the same moral code.
Other people’s disbelief that this is possible is their problem not mine. They underestimate the Grace of God and a human’s determination to live rightly.
Fortunately I am accountable only to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) who sees all things and knows the truth.