Malaysia: ‘Gay imam’ sparks debate on Twitter

This week’s curator for the @twt_LGBT Twitter account has raised more eyebrows than usual. Claiming himself to be a “gay imam”, the curator, who only refers himself as “Adik”, said that he anted to share his life story and experiences in being a homosexual Muslim in Malaysia.

“Saya nak kongsi hidup sebagai seorang imam yang gay (I would like to share my life as a gay imam),” he tweeted.

Aside from sharing his experiences, Adik also invoked several arguments and connotations on Islamic teachings in aspects of homosexuality and his opinion on what it was to be a gay Muslim. The social media discussion has snowballed into a heated debate with netizens taking on both sides of the matter. 

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