New York Pastor’s Gay Marriage Stirs Anger Back in Malaysia

A Malaysian-American pastor’s plan to marry his male partner in New York and celebrate the union with a wedding banquet in Malaysia has angered government officials in his native country. The Rev. Ouyang Wen Feng, who has lived in the United States since 1998, has worked at the Metropolitan Community Churches in Manhattan and has been called the first Malaysian public figure to come out as gay, plans to marry his partner of two years, Phineas Newborn III, on Aug. 31. An official in Malaysia, where Muslims are in the majority, warned that “social problems” would arise if such “extreme human rights” were permitted. Read more on The Lede »

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