Anti-LGBT campaigns not meant to discriminate, says Pahang mufti


KUANTAN: Awareness campaigns to stop Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) lifestyles should not been seen as an effort in making enemies with any quarters.

Pahang mufti Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Rahman Osman said anti-LGBT campaigns currently organised by various parties including non-governmental organisations (NGO) were aimed at spreading the message that LGBTs were forbidden by God.

“We are not discriminating or finding enemies but to spread the message that it is prohibited by Allah and those involved in such activities have to immediately stop it.

“We want them to stop their activities (LGBT) as it is wrong from the aspects of religion and such acts are condemned by God,” he told reporters after opening an anti-LGBT awareness campaign organised by the Pahang Ukhwah association, here, today.

Also present was Ukhwah president Zulkefkly Senek.

Meanwhile, Abdul Rahman said the state mufti's department welcomed the efforts by Ukhwah to spread awareness on the dangers of LGBTs which is seen as unhealthy and having a negative impact on the society.

“I noticed that many have come forward to pledge their support in the campaign here today including non-Muslims....this is a positive sign in our efforts to curb LGBT.

“The Pahang Islamic Religious Department and mufti’s office is prepared to work together with any parties throughout the country to carry out such campaigns which will benefit the society. We plan to prepare a specific spot to provide explanations on LGBTs where the public can seek answers for their queries on the matter,” he said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd