Saturday, March 08, 2014

Response to Dalai Lama's awkward acceptance of marriage equality

The Dalai Lama’s endorsement of consensual, adult relationships is encouraging.

However, he still seems to equate same-gender love and attraction with the act of sex itself (rather than recognizing sexual orientation as a matter of ontology), and he seems to accept that governments and religions have a right to promote oppressive ideologies that would continue to marginalize same-gender loving people.

He has made a step in the right direction and I applaud his attempt at openness; and in general I am a big fan of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but I continue to stand in opposition to all homophobic theologies and I hope for the day when the majority of religious leaders will do the same.

Rev Dr Durrell Watkins
Senior Minister
Sunshine Cathedral

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