Asslamu Aliakum I am confused about the views and attitudes towards homosexuality. I am not trying to start an argument. I want closure. 1. Islam states sodomy (anal sex) is a sin. I understand this. This applies to both heterosexual and homosexuals. But how does this ruling apply to lesbians? 2. As mentioned above heterosexuals are able to perform sodomy. So whenever the discussion of sodomy is raised, why is the attention only focused upon homosexual men? 3. In terms of punishment I heard the death penalty is applicable for those who perform sodomy. However, there appears to be debate about how they should be punished. Are they pushed off a tall building as stated in a Hadith? 4. In some Muslim societies it is advised Muslim men with homosexual feelings should marry a woman. Is this not deceit? If you have a daughter/sister, would you allow them to marry a homosexual man? 5. Some claim homosexuality is a mental disorder. I would say mental disorders result in the person unable to live a healthy life and may even prevent others from doing so. How is homosexuality a mental disorder? If it was indeed a mental disorder, why punish them in the first place? Should they not receive medical attention? 6. Where does all the hatred towards homosexuals originates from? I understand the conduct is a sin but is it really necessary for some Muslims to get so angry and upset about it to the point where they advocate sadistic treatment of homosexuals? 7. Homosexuality is practised everywhere. It is extremely common but well hidden. So how should it be dealt with for those who have not performed sex outside of marriage? Celibacy? 8. Why do Muslims say gays cannot be Muslims? You have Muslims that have committed murders, genocide and rape, but they are not called non-Muslims.