“Young adult men’s support for redefining marriage may not be entirely the product of ideals about expansive freedoms, rights, liberties, and fairness. It may be, in part, a by-product of regular exposure to diverse and graphic sex acts.” The scholarly studies that have produced this statement are reported here. This is important research in the Social Sciences that needs to be brought to the attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council and the proponents of the 2006 Yogyakarta Principles, which tend to assume that their infamous “Human Rights” fully supports gay rights and pro-choice reproductive freedoms (in other words, free abortion).
We beneficiaries of the Revelation from Allah the Exalted do not need further secular ammunition, of course, to stop the United Nations from its rather unscholarly re-definition of “Universal Human Rights” to include gay rights, same-sex marriages, etc. When Malaysia goes to Geneva in 2013 to defend her human rights policies, she might be well advised to go armed with Islāmic scholarship that challenges the recent ultra-liberalization of the Human Rights Declaration.
Our reading of the UDHR produces a bit of wonderment as to where the inclusion of gay rights and freedom of gender choice comes from. Those of us who completely trust the Revelations of Allah the Exalted to His Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s Peace & Blessings be upon him) on these matters find no intention in the original framers of the UDHR to allow non-traditional practices in marriages or otherwise. The language of the Declaration is in fact acceptable in most ways to Muslims, because the pressure of certain secular powers to interpret the Declaration otherwise is becoming overwhelming. It is almost as if Muslims will be forced to withdraw from the United Nations itself, if they cannot continue to endorse these newly-liberalized “freedoms” being touted by sexual misfits (for that is what they are).
Let us also welcome social science research which, as stated above, raises the saturation of pornography in non-Muslim society as one of the “operant variables” in the recent United Nations demands for legal protection for same-sex activities. The philosophical question Muslims may raise is, when people behave in ways and patterns that are thoroughly typical of animals and their groups (public reproduction), rather than human beings (private and in genuine fear of God’s scrutiny), do they deserve legal protection designated as “Human”? And if we individually reply “no” to this question, what protects us then from harassment and other attacks on OUR character and humanity?