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Date published: 2006/01/03

The BBC says:

A British Muslim leader has told the BBC he believes homosexuality is "not acceptable" and denounced new same-sex civil partnerships as "harmful".

Head of the Muslim Council of Britain Sir Iqbal Sacranie said bringing in 'gay marriage' did "not augur well" for building the foundations of society.

Nevertheless, he told BBC Radio 4's PM programme, everyone should be tolerant.

Well most religious organisations believe the same. This is just one of the problems with organised religion. Needless to say, these people can never say what is particularly "not acceptable" about homosexuality or "harmful" about civil partnerships. (To be fair to Sacranie, he was goaded into this answer by the Radio 4 presenter, who was obviously just looking for a soundbite. But the view is still wrong.)

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