Bhakti Charu Swami: “I don’t really understand the American culture very much. I come from a simple, innocent Indian background.”
Gay PRIDE march is resurrection of self-respect through solidarity. It’s important to protect all gays from being bullied, including religious fanatics.
People are not heterosexual or homosexual because of a philosophical decision, but because they are born that way. What counts is what you do.
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.
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.
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.
Accepting sannyasa is no longer restricted to those born in brahmana families. Qualified women can take sannyasa.
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.
Srila Prabhupada sanctioned a committed homosexual relationship with a view to help his disciple progress in spiritual life.