Can you tell who said it?
I will reprint here remarks from an interview by an unnamed individual. Read through it and see if you can tell who Mr. X is.
Mr. X: Kerry, who ran against Bush, was supported by homosexuals and nudists. But it was Bush who won [the elections], because he is Christian, right-wing, tenacious, and unyielding. In other words, the religious overcame the perverted. ...
But unfortunately, because [politicians] want to flatter these people on account of the elections, a disaster occurs. In order to succeed and win the elections, he flatters these people, rather than saying to them: No, you are sinning against yourselves, against society, and against humanity. This is forbidden. Instead of leveling with them, people flatter them to win their votes. This is the disaster that has befallen humanity.
Interviewer: How should a homosexual or a lesbian be punished? ...
Mr. x The same punishment as any sexual pervert - the same as the fornicator.
The schools of thought disagree about the punishment.... There is disagreement....The important thing is to treat this act as a crime.
Mr. X: Lesbianism is not as bad as homosexuality, in practical terms.
Interviewer: Should a man be punished for having homosexual tendencies?
Mr. X : Yes, he should.
Interviewer: Or maybe he should be punished only for committing this sin?
Mr. X: He should be punished just like a fornicator. What is fornication? It is a sexual perversion. A perversion cannot possibly be innate.
Interviewer: Some ... authors ...discuss this openly, in newspapers and in their books. Homosexual characters appear in some ... films. In addition, homosexuals gather in public, and show up at parties.....
Mr. X: This is the calamity of societies. When sin and abomination are concealed, they don't cause much harm.
But the calamity becomes widespread, when it stops being a secret and becomes public.
We are not hostile towards these people. On the contrary, we pity them. But we do not want to give them an opportunity, like the Westerners, who consider this a normal phenomenon, and it has become widespread, I'm sad to say.
So who do you think said it? Maybe I'm not being fair. In broad terms who do you think said. Don't identify the individual just give think what is the likely political affiliation of the speaker? What is their theological viewpoint? It would be hard to name a specific individual wouldn't it. He sounds so much like all of them: Falwell, Robertson, Dobson ad infinitum. There is an endless supply of leaders on the Religious Right who say exactly the same thing.
I'll give you another clue. The speaker is opposed to secular rule saying that secularism denies "Divine guidance" and is a rejection of the injunctions of God. He argues that God's laws "cannot be amended to conform to changing human values and standards, rather, it is the absolute norm to which all human values and conduct must conform." Still having problems since it sounds like most of them. Give up?
The actual speaker is radical Islamist and cleric Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi. Sometimes it's damn difficult to tell one fundamentalist from another isn't it.