StraightWay Foundation

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The StraightWay Foundation is a Muslim organisation based in the United Kingdom. They provide information and advice for Muslims who have unwanted same-sex attractions. They believe "that through following God's guidance", one may "cease to be" a homosexual. They teach that the male-female pair is the "basis for humanity's growth" and that homosexual acts "are forbidden by God".[1] NARTH has written favourably of the group.[2]

In 2004, Straightway entered into a controversy surrounding the then Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, and the controversial Islamic cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Many Muslims[who?] accused him of favouring Islamic fundamentalists, and not liberal and progressive Muslims.[3] Straightway responded to this by compiling a document to clarify fundamental issues about Islam and homosexuality.[4] They sent Livingstone a letter thanking him for his support of al-Qaradawi.[5] Livingston then ignited controversy when he thanked Straightway for the letter.[6]

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  1. ^ The StraightWay Foundation Homepage Retrieved 2007-04-06 Archived December 12, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Help for Same-Sex Attracted Muslims
  3. ^ Sohaib, Saeed (April 2005). "London mayor stands firm despite sustained campaign". 
  4. ^ Statement on Homosexualist Campaign against Muslim Scholar
  5. ^ Waugh, Paul (3 March 2005). "Ken in Row Over Anti-gay Link". Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. 
  6. ^ Caroline Fourest and Fiammetta Venner (30 March 2005). "Ken le rouge vire au vert islam" (in French).