Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jordanian Media and Muslims Criticize U.S. Ambassador's Support of LGBT Event

AlMonitor reported yesterday on the strong criticism leveled by Jordan's Islamic Action Front and conservative Jordanian media of U.S. Ambassador Alice Wells' attendance at an event last month in central Amman to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. In a statement, the Islamic Action Front said in part:
such meetings are a form of corruption and deviation. These meetings threaten the security and stability of the country, spreading the taboo and immorality in this conservative society and are also contrary to the constitution.