I consider stoning people to be an extreme act regardless of the crime. There are some crimes where I can understand why some people would want an extreme punishment, like mass murder or paedophilia.
Personally, I have no issue with homosexuals. It is up to them what they do with their bodies. I don't wish to be a part of or a witness to homosexual acts but I also don't feel that if someone else does they are a criminal. I also don't believe their homosexuality has any bearing on their character. There are good people who happen to be gay and there are bad people who happen to be gay.
Who among you believe that homosexuality is a crime and should be punished? Why is this? What do you believe the punishment should be? What, in your experience, is the general view among muslims on this?
Thank you for your time.