Are sexual desires an essential part of who we are? No matter how the world shifts, Islam is clear about not allowing our desires to define us. So what then about feeling same sex attraction? Doesn’t that automatically mean that someone is gay?
Imam Tom Facchine invites Waheed Jensen to discuss his experiences living with same sex attraction while rejecting current narratives and labels, and how we can support individuals in our communities that struggle with these feelings.
0:00 – Introduction
3:05 – Are sexual desires an essential part of who we are?
14:36 – Comparing on homosexual actions to other sins
29:19 – Attraction is broader than sexual activity
31:56 – Childhood experiences, shame, and same-sex attraction
41:10 – The hypersensitivity of people with SSA
46:30 – Same-sex attraction and mental health
56:50 – Can sexual urges change?
1:08:18 – What does true support for Muslims with SSA look like?
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