In all the divine religions, the location where prayers are made and supplications are recited, is believed to be sacred. That place is honoured, and it is mandatory to maintain its sanctity. Same is our belief with regards to the Baha’i prayers and supplications, be that place a room or any corner of a house or an apartment. The place where one communicates with the Lord is sacred. However, recently a Baha’i centre in San Francisco was sold by UHJ to a LGBT community of San Francisco. The administrative order of the Haifan Baha’is decided to sell this infrastructure to LGBT community of San Francisco for mere $100,000 extra that they were getting.
The said Baha’i centre has been the house of worship since 1976. Baha’u’llah has clearly condemned acts of homosexuality and indecency. But the administrative Baha’is pay no heed to such real teachings and preaching of Baha’u’llah. UHJ had the audacity to dishonour the words of Baha’u’llah and sell such a sacred property to a group of homosexuals who are now going to use the property for indecent acts. Baha’u’llah mentions in Kitab-i-Aqdas “we shrink, for very shame, from treating the subject of boys”. However, the Haifan Baha’is tend to publicise and promote homosexuality by selling them the infrastructure that was once used for reading the parts of Aqdas and holy teachings and prayers of Baha’u’llah. It is disturbing to see that the administration that works under the guidance of UHJ is bargaining spirituality for cheap acts of materialistic gains. Such disgraceful acts are against our holy teachings. Such sacred place would now in some time become a host for immoral activities. Worse would be the scenario if the administration continues to act in such an irreligious manner. And many such infrastructures would be sold off for cheap monetary gains. The building of administration would soon collapse, as it has been laid on the false foundations and forgery.
My prayers for those deceived and cheated by administration.
–Amin Mohajir, Malaysia (Guest Article from The Caravan, Vol. 2, Edition 7)