What really puzzles me is how the cows got into it!
As far as I know, I have not heard about any gay Muslim or non-Muslim who is asking for the right to have sex with cows. Or Giraffes. Muslim gays are asking to be recognized as full human beings with the right to love and desire adults of the same sex, without stigma or punishment.
So what do cows have to do with it!
I racked my brain trying to see a connection. And failed.
Someone must have felt sorry for me in my dumbfounded state and offered the "missing link": "where do you draw the line?" they said. If you approve of homosexuality, why not approve of bestiality and incest and sex with amoeba. Checkmate! We win, you lose. Perverts, perverts, perverts!!
Ah, the slippery slope argument.
Which is a logical fallacy, isn't it? Remember it. We had it in Freshman Composition 101. It seems either people sleep through that class or skip it altogether because lots of them are slipping on the logical fallacy slope these days: I'm thinking here of those who say if you allow Muslims to build mosques in Europe, they will take over and Switzerland will become Switzabad before you can say Allahu Akbar. Where do you draw the line? And there's those who say if you allow a man four wives, why not allow him 7 or 20, or 200. Where do you draw the line on MULTIPLE PARTNERS! Let us not forget those who say if you allow a woman to drive a car, she will give birth to three-headed monsters which would spell the end of the Umma as we know it. Where do you draw the line? And who can forget those who say if you treat one single Palestinian with respect, the State of Israel will wither and die and Palestinian cows will be all over Marj Bani Amer. Where do you draw the line?
The slippery slope argument is slippery indeed. Now, imagine a cow going down this slippery slope. It's hilarious and perverted.
In South Africa the struggle against apartheid went hand in hand with struggle for gay rights. As a result, in the post-apartheid state, gay rights are protected by law. Mandela and his friends didn't do that because the West said it's best. They just did what's best for their people. They've been so busy fighting for justice for all that they missed the cows altogether.
And thank god for that!