An Iranian cleric is teaching his followers that thinking about another woman while having sex with your wife will make your children gay. Ayatollah Hossein Dehnavi, a celebrity preacher in Iran, made the speech to a packed auditorium of men and women in his home country.
It is the latest controversial teaching put forward by Dehnavi, who also warned that if women did not wear the hijab – the veil covering the hair and chest – properly, they could inadvertently cause some men to become homosexual.
Islamic cleric Dehnavi is a celebrity in his native Iran, giving speeches on relationships and family values
While thinking about another woman while having sex with your wife is not a sin, the Iranian ayatollah preaches, if she becomes pregnant it will mean the child will be gay. Homosexuality is punishable by death in the state
On past occasions he has preached that women must provide sex to their husbands at all times – and said women who are better educated or are financially independent ‘harm men’s authority’. ‘One of the other duties of women in regard to their men is to take care of their men’s instinctive needs [sexual drive]’, the cleric said in a report by The Clarion Project, an organisation against extremism.
Incorrectly wearing the hijab, Dehnavi also warns, could lead to some men becoming homosexual. Hundreds of women attend the lectures and speeches of the Muslim cleric, whose is also regularly shown on state TV The statements, thought to have been made in 2012 and 2013, came to light after being shared by Gay Star News this week.
Homosexual acts are punishable by death in Iran, with gay and lesbian people forced to hide their sexuality. A man involved in the ‘dominant’ role in sodomy faces being flogged up to 100 times if he is unmarried and the sex is consensual, while the man playing the ‘passive’ can still be put to death regardless of his marriage status, according to a report in The Guardian. Lesbians faced being whipped 100 times, but sex between two women can also lead to the death penalty if the act is committed four times.
Following his teachings, Dehavni says, will ultimately lead to ‘peace on earth’. In another speech he controversially suggested that women should always be sexually available for their husbands
Dehavni is a celebrated cleric in Iran, whose speeches on family life and marital affairs are shown on state TV and who people queue up for tickets to see him speak live, according to Iran Wire. The 53-year-old grandfather has himself been married for 30 years
In other speeches he warns Iranian couples not to have too much sex: ‘.. only once or twice a week, not every day. Otherwise the wan will become saturated.’ He also suggests paler women wear black underwear and show off the most attractive parts of their bodies – their armpits and chest – to entice their husbands.
By perfecting the art of lovemaking, he suggests, couples will have bigger families with strong Muslim values which will ultimately lead to peace on earth.
And to think we have to deal with people who follow the teachings of ignorant cretins like this. One just wonders when Islam is going to drag itself into the 21st century, recognise the role of women in society (not just for sex and child production) and stop this ceaseless persecution of minorities.
One has only to read the dreadful reports surfacing about the treatment of non muslim women by ISIS thugs where it seems to be perfectly acceptable to gang rape girls as young as 10.
And as we keep being told “Islam, the religion of peace”…………I think there are millions of us who would respond with “I don’t think so.”