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Islamic leader: how can US Christians explain support for same-sex marriage?

February 24, 2016

The leader of Egypt's Al Azhar University has asked how Christian leaders who accept same-sex marriage will explain that position to Jesus Christ.

Speaking in Indonesia, where he is visiting, Sheikh Ahmed al Tayyab, the grand imam of Al Azhar-- the world's leading institution of Sunni Islam-- criticized American religious leaders who have given their support to international campaigns to promote acceptance of same-sex unions. He remarked: "I wonder what is left of the Bible in those churches. And what will they say in front of Jesus, peace be upon Him?" 

The Egyptian cleric criticized American religious leaders who have given their support to international campaigns to promote acceptance of same-sex unions. 

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  • Posted by: vjenkins78814 - Mar. 01, 2016 1:26 PM ET USA

    Will someone let Sheihk Ahmed all Tayyab, know that not all Christians accept same sex marriage.

  • Posted by: jimr451 - Feb. 24, 2016 8:47 PM ET USA

    "I wonder what is left of the Bible in those churches." Indeed.

  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Feb. 24, 2016 6:55 PM ET USA

    Bloody good question. And the answer is? As for inflaming hatred for the West, there's a whole plethora of reasons all of which are easily summarized: the attempt to impose "modern" "progressive" "thought".

  • Posted by: John Holecek - Feb. 24, 2016 5:34 PM ET USA

    Good call by the grand imam. Support for same-sex marriage inflames hatred for the West much more than the occasional anti-Muslim video