Aiseyman! The LGBT community should engage Hindus and Buddhists to push for the repeal of section 377A


As a Singaporean Hindu, I never understood why our Government refuses to repeal 377A based on the reason of public religious sensitivities. The Buddhist are the largest religious group in Singapore. And if you add the Hindus, that's surely a majority.

I personally have maintained, how colonialism brought to Asia, Christianity and Catholism, and how they have brought Asian civilisations backward in terms of spiritual intellect.

More than 2000 years ago, the Indian subcontinent, which had given the faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism, have had a superior understanding of the spiritual nature of human beings. On how our souls are not imprisoned by physical attributes of our body, and that it has no gender.

Perhaps, it is time the LGBT community of Singapore, started engaging the Hindu and Buddhist communities, and start building strong bridges.

When asked about homosexuality, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the international Art of Living movement, said: ‘Every individual has both male and female in them. Sometimes one dominates, sometimes other; it is all fluid.’

"The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind equal marriage, condemning homophobia and saying lesbian and gay sex is fine as long as it is consensual."

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