HISTORCIAL INJUSTICE OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH
One of the greatest historical injustices is the sexual decadence described in the Old Testament of the city of Sodom and Gomorrah. Although many reasons have been advanced over time as to why God murdered the entire population including women and children, young and old - homosexuality has dominanted. For a listing of these different reasons go to http://www.religioustolerance.org/hombibg193.htm Many have died because of the belief that God destroyed these twin cities because of the immoral depravity they believed homosexuality represented.
The Old Testament was an historical document that recorded different stories many concerning prophets from the memory and mouth of human authors. For what actually happened in the Old Testament, we must turn to the Quran because it is in the Quran that God tells us in his own words the truth of each biblical account. If it is not in the Quran then the Old Testament recounting of any event is fraudulent and never happened.
In the Quranic verses 7:80, 11:77, 15:59, 21:71, 26:161, 27:55, 29:26, 37:133, and 54:33 God tells exactly what happened at Sodom and Gomorrah.
In the Quran as recounted by God to Angel Gabriel to be re transmitted to Muhammad - the people of Lot were without morals, without standards and without shame. Their homosexuality was part of a lifestyle that not only allowed, but also encouraged vice and corruption. It was to this town that God sent Prophet Lot; his message was to worship God alone. The people of Sodom were content with their corrupt ways and had no desire to curb them. Lot became an annoyance and his words were ignored.
Prophet Lot called the people to give up their criminal activities and indecent behavior but they refused to listen. Lot confronted his people and admonished them. He pointed out their corruption, their criminal activities and their unnatural sexual behavior.
“Will you not fear God and obey Him? Verily! I am a trustworthy Messenger to you. So fear God and obey me. No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message) my reward is only from the Lord of all that exists.” (Quran 26:161-164)
In The Quran, that homosexuality is somehow genetically determined is also rejected by Islam. Quran clearly states that the people of Sodom were the first to practice this sexual aberration.
“Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds [i.e., peoples]? Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people."
The people of Sodom had reached such a level of degradation they no longer had any shame. They would commit their unnatural acts in public or in private. When Lot insisted they change their evil ways, they wanted to drive him out of town. The people of Sodom said to Lot,
“If you cease not, O Lot! Verily, you will be one of those who are driven out!” (Quran 26:167) Lot openly expressed his anger and fury at the evil deeds and unnatural acts and called on God to save him and his family from the evil of the people of Sodom.
He called the people to give up their wicked ways and obey the One God, worshipping Him alone. However, the townspeople continued to mock and belittle Lot, and even taunted him by challenging him to bring God’s torment upon them.
“Bring God’s torment upon us if you are one of the truthful.” (Quran 29:29)
Lot was overwhelmed with despair and beseeched God to grant him victory over these people, who committed great crimes and behaved unnaturally.
At the time of Lot’s invocation, the messengers (angels) were with Prophet Abraham so they informed him of their mission to Lot and his people. They said,
“And when Our messengers [i.e., angels] came to Abraham with the good tidings, they said, “Indeed, we will destroy the people of that [i.e., Lot’s] city. Indeed, its people have been wrongdoers.” (Quran 29:31)
Abraham was afraid, his nephew Lot was in the town of Sodom and it was about to be destroyed. He said to the angels “but Lot is there!” They replied,
“We know better who is there, we will verily save him (Lot) and his family, except his wife, she will be of those who remain behind (i.e. she will be destroyed).” (Quran 29: 32)
After a confrontation between the town people and the angel messengers, they allayed the fears of Prophet Lot and instructed him to gather his family and leave the town of Sodom that night. Lot walked at the rear of his family to assure no one looked back on the towns of Sodom. Lot’s wife remained behind and was afflicted by the punishment along with the wrong doers and wicked townspeople. The Quran describes the punishment as an awful cry that turned the town upside down and rained stones of baked clay. (Quran 15:73-74)
The punishment came at sunrise, and God said,
“So We saved him and his family, all, except an old woman (his wife) among those who remained behind. Then afterward We destroyed the others. And We rained on them a rain (of torment). And how evil was the rain of those who had been warned. Verily, in this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.” (Quran 26:170-174)
Every word of the horrific Quran 26:170-174 was relayed by God to Gabriel to Muhammad. “ We rained on them a rail of torment” How can any moral person believe this is the divine word of God. That the punishment God promised, and Prophet Lot warned about, happened.
But of course none of the above happened. There was a Sodom and Gomorrah which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption that turned the people to stone. In order to understand why this catastrophe happened the survivors blamed sexual debauchery of homosexuality. Muhammad to give the Quran legitimacy and also superiority over the Old Testament plagiarized this book and fabricated many of the biblical accounts.
God never destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. We now know that homosexuality is not a disease or a mental illness and certainly not a sin. We now know that for homosexuals/transsexuals to be
homosexuals/transsexuals is totally normal.The greatest sin was the fairy tale of these cities destruction murdering all their inhabitants. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/12/11/scientists-may-have-finally-unlocked-puzzle-of-why-people-are-gay
“Long thought to have some sort of hereditary link, a group of scientists suggested Tuesday that homosexuality is linked to epi-marks — extra layers of information that control how certain genes are expressed. These epi-marks are usually, but not always, "erased" between generations. In homosexuals, these epi-marks aren't erased — they're passed from father-to-daughter or mother-to-son, explains William Rice, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California Santa Barbara and lead author of the study.”
"These epi-marks protect fathers and mothers from excess or underexposure to testosterone — when they carry over to opposite-sex offspring, it can cause the masculinization of females or the feminization of males," Rice says, which can lead to a child becoming gay. Rice notes that these markers are "highly variable" and that only strong epi-marks will result in a homosexual offspring.