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.
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.
Difference between Naimittika-dharma & Vaishnava-dharma There are two types of dharma or religion described by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura in his book Jaiva Dharma. One is “naimittika-dharma,” or religious practices that are circumstantial and temporary by nature (varnasrama-dharma falls within this category), and the second is “sanatana-dharma” or religious practices that are eternal and based upon […]
Over the past few years it has become commonplace for devotees to depict Srila Prabhupada as very hateful and condemning of gays. What a great disservice this has been to His Divine Grace! I suspect this is more a reflection of the mentality of such devotees themselves, and not that of Srila Prabhupada. As far […]