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My take on this


AllahuAbha,

This is my take on this:

I was born and raised as a Bahai. I became inactive from ages 20-24. I critically investigated the faith, and well Im a Bahai -- dont think too much about it. Latest revalation from God.

From the age of 13/14 I became aware I was mostly homosexual. I had horrendous problems with this. Homosexuality is condemned in the faith, and in society at large. My young man days were quite miserable ones.

What no one told me was Bahai laws are flexible, and spiritual in nature -- between man and God.

"Marriage -- Fortress for wellbeing" (homosexual marriage, almost good enough). My take is stick to the original script as closely as possible.

Unless a Bahai goes to a feast in leather, or full drag, or has his photo displayed in the local newspaper in full drag the Bahai admin cant say anything. They can jolly well accept a few oddballs -- in this case sexual minorities.

I was totally alone when I was a teenager, with no guidance or cues, and I neither enjoyed my life, nor did I make use of Bahai community life. I hope other Bahai teenagers who are homosexual dont go through what I went through (now many years ago)

Go and enjoy your life with a bit of (Bahai) common sense. Get drunk on friday nights on zero alcohol wine.

Anonymous

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