Hindu guru claims homosexuality can be 'cured' by yoga

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Hindu guru claims homosexuality can be 'cured' by yoga

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... -yoga.html

Ahem... homosexuality is a sickness then!

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Ooooh!

I thought he said Yo-ghurt!!
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My husband says that he can't wait to see this "homosexuality 'curing' yoga asana"!

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Because all of these 20-something men in yoga pants is supposed to to turn me off from being gay? FAIL.

Somewhat related: all of these women wearing yoga pant in public... Re confirms my gayness.
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as others are, so am I."
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The notion that being either lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is an 'illness' in need of a 'cure' is indeed an offensive one, but then I guess that's not the worst that queer folk have to endure. I hope he finds a cure for his ignorance. (Obviously Yoga isn't doing anything to alleviate it.)
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He looks gay to me.

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Jetavan wrote:He looks gay to me.
To me he looks like a gangster, not a spiritual figure.

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As per usual, the 'great' monotheistic religions have a lot to answer for.
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That doesn't seem to be a recent news article, its dated July 2009.


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prejudice is timeless.
I'll bet you his stance hasn't altered one iota...
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TheNoBSBuddhist wrote:prejudice is timeless.
I'll bet you his stance hasn't altered one iota...
Am I the only one who sees the irony in this? :tongue:
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Probably. It takes a genius to understand a genius.

:rolleye:

:rofl:
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waterchan wrote: Am I the only one who sees the irony in this? :tongue:

No :D

And why is it that no one is looking for a cure for heterosexuality? it has always seemed the bigger problem to me. :)
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So, m0rl0ck, do you want to unpack that statement for us?

This thread is already of questionable use; it's warming up to be a cause and condition for various moderator activities.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

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