Gay marriage is simply the law of the land now, and if we fight against it, the people we are trying to save will reject us.
Love often tends to degrade into lust. Reason guides love to rise higher and ascend into spiritual world.
Allowing gay citizens to fully participate in society on an equal footing, including the right to marry enables them to reach greater potential in life.
Pornography undermines the value of a women and makes it difficult to have a balanced, meaningful, and loving relationship.
Bhagavad Gita teaches that we’re a soul within the body. Ignorance of this truth is the root cause of racism, violence, terrorism, and religious bigotry.
Homophobic attitudes in ISKCON are inimical to Krishna bhakti. If Krishna consciousness is to spread, it will do so through the vehicle of love and acceptance.
The very best women in the world are in the Hare Krishna movement. If we don’t engage and encourage women in ISKCON then we will never have a society.
Any person or institution like ISKCON or BBT to claim exclusive rights to Acharya’s contributions is not in accordance with transcendental law.
Accepting sannyasa is no longer restricted to those born in brahmana families. Qualified women can take sannyasa.
ISKCON’s slowness to evolve in certain areas (e.g. attitudes towards women, gay people, etc.) is a great concern. Any religious movement that remains inexorably rooted in past era becomes extinct.
The true critic advises us to preserve what we have already obtained, and to adjust our race from that point where we have arrived in the heat of our progress.
The qualification of the guru is that he must be fully cognizant of the science of Kṛṣṇa. Then he or she can become a guru.
Prabhupada said he wanted “boys and girls” to be gurus. ISKCON’s health in relation to guru appointments and women’s issues needs improvement.