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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 03:32 PM
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78. Hindus and Homosexuality
Edited on Mon Oct-13-08 04:04 PM by Raster
Currently, the issue of homosexuality within Hinduism is controversial, especially amongst Hindus in countries where homosexuality is generally accepted. Hindu views of homosexuality are varying and diverse, in part because the accepted Hindu religious texts do not explicitly mention homosexuality.

Homosexuality is also a complex matter in Hinduism because of the many types of religious life. In general, "twice-born" Hindus are prohibited from homosexual acts (maithunam pumsi), such as in Manusmrti 11:174, which mentions both men and women.

On the other hand, the famous Kama Sutra states that homosexual sex "is to be engaged in and enjoyed for its own sake as one of the arts." In general, then, the Hindu evaluation of homosexuality depends heavily on the context.


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http://www.religionfacts.com/homosexuality/hinduism.htm
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So to say Hindus are "anti-Gay" is incorrect. I guess that shoots the hell out your "Hindus are anti-Gay".
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