If you think the ridiculous arguments used by the Christian right in America to justify their authoritarian policies are bad, the Muslim right in Saudi Arabia is even worse. Now they’ve decided that letting women drive will lead to premarital sex and turn men gay.
Allowing women drivers in Saudi Arabia will tempt them into sex, promote pornography and create more homosexuals, according to some conservative Muslim scholars.
Academics at the Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala, which is Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, said the relaxation of the rules would inevitably lead to “no more virgins”…The academics, working in conjunction with Kamal Subhi, a former professor at the conservative King Fahd University, produced the conclusions in a report for the country’s legislative assembly, the Shura Council.
It warned that allowing women to drive would “provoke a surge in prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce”.
Within 10 years of the ban being lifted, it claimed, there would be “no more virgins” in the Islamic kingdom.
And you thought it was birth control that was turning men gay; turns out it’s women driving cars.