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Nepal: Religious leaders remain silent over legalisation of LGBT rights

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  1. Wow – how unusual – a religion which knows its place ie staying completely out of setting government policy.

    If only our politicians had the bottle to face up to the bigotted scumbags in the catholic cult; the cult of England and all the rest of them.

  2. But when will there be any legislative progress in Nepal on legalising same sex marriage?

  3. An interesting contrast!

    Nepal has not had one complaint! I realize this is rare, however it goes to show how inviting comment as in the consultation process in the UK pushes situations to the lengths of extreme and exasperates people in the process.

    I hope the UK learns that some situations like Human, and LGBT euality rights have to be legislated “NOT” debated.

  4. Nepal’s population is apparently 80% Hindu and 10% Buddhist.

    Just think how much more pleasant our society would be without the interference of fundamentalist forms of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

  5. What a pleasant change! :)

  6. Robert in S. Kensington 27 Aug 2012, 6:11pm

    Good for Nepal. I may be wrong, but I’ve not heard much condemnation by our own Hindus and Sikhs in the UK. Has anyone?

    1. That because, they are peace loving people unlike the extreme god-squad christian nutters and the extreme Islam nutters

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 27 Aug 2012, 7:59pm

        Yes, it seems it’s always the abrahamic cults that are the world’s trouble-makers isn’t it? When you consider the wars and number of people killed in their names, it doesn’t say much about them or what they stand for, hardly peaceful.

    2. The Sikh Lord Singh was not particularly positive about equal marriage earlier this year: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/03/23/gay-sikhs-invite-lord-singh-to-worldpride-after-marriage-attack-comment/

  7. The ancient Greeks and Romans were polytheistic and welcomed and respected the gods of their neighbours. The reason that Christians were eventually legally ostracised was due to the intolerance and overt attacks of Christianity against other faiths. The Christians were not satisfied to be permitted to worship their god freely, but they felt the need to force everybody else to stop worshiping their own gods.

    This deep arrogance is the central tenant of Judaic monotheism, where the adherents believe that they are the “chosen people”. Interestingly, each of the branches of the Judaic religion– whether Catholic, Muslim, evangelical, and so on — each feels that THEY are chosen and the rest are going to Hell.

    Buddhist Nepal obviously does not have a problem with equal rights since the basic tenants of their faith are respect and acceptance. If only the monotheists could understand these fundamental concepts!

    1. David Waite 27 Aug 2012, 11:18pm

      The very nature of Monotheism precludes respect or acceptance of other religions and other (non-religious) views of the universe. When one claims to worship “the one, true, god” one is saying by default that all other deities are frauds. After that basic first position, pretending to “respect and accept” the validity of other points of view and worship is simply hypocrisy, and a deliberate lie.

  8. Dennis Velco 28 Aug 2012, 12:01am

    Buddhist don’t have the BS Dogma of our Right Wing groups. There’s nothing in their religion against homosexuality.

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  9. “He said that in other countries, religious groups were: ”Into everything except religion itself,… ”

    Sounds like he’s talking about Catholic Keith O’Brien to me.

  10. @dAVID in fairness catholics are starting to back down, a little. @Dromio even in the most liberal countries ame sex marriage is slow to catch on

    1. Tell that to the Scottish Catholic church! Hell bent on sticking the crook into the wheel of LGBT equality.

  11. @Dromio even the most liberal governments are slow to catch on

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    Ain’t that the truth. Separation of religion and state is best. Theocracy is an inherent conflict of interest.

    1. Whoops…formatting error. I’ll use different punctuation and repeat.

      {{He said that in other countries, religious groups were: ”Into everything except religion itself”}}

      Ain’t that the truth. Separation of religion and state is best. Theocracy is an inherent conflict of interest.

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