San Jose mayor's home vandalized during protests. Among the religious denominations which generally reject these orientations, there are many different types of opposition, ranging from quietly discouraging homosexual activity, explicitly forbidding same-sex sexual practices among their adherents and actively opposing social acceptance of homosexuality, supporting criminal sanctions up to capital punishmentand even to condoning extra-judicial killings.
Archived from the original on 14 August Believers are expected to abstain from sex outside matrimony.
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Recommended books. I will attempt to cultivate a clear mind and an open heart. Buddhism and homosexuality Menu Buddhist views on same sex behaviors in Alexandria about homomosexuality among the Buddhist traditions Sponsored link. Although there is no general consensus with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity within Buddhism, overall the third precept is most often referenced when discussing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer issues.
Hubbard states that "Close examination of a range of ancient texts suggests, however, that some forms of sexual preference were, in fact, considered a distinguishing characteristic of individuals.
Science is gradually discovering the causes and nature of sexual orientation. Abandoning sensual misconduct, he abstains from sensual misconduct. Assisted suicide. Our forum. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Sexual organs were created for reproduction between the male element and the female element — and everything that deviates from that is not acceptable from a Buddhist point of view,"  while penis-vagina non-procreative sex is not considered to be sexual misconduct.
Catholic organizations that support the church's teaching may campaign against gay rights, or argue that gay people should be celibate or try to become heterosexual. A later popular Japanese legend attributed the introduction of monastic homosexuality to Japan to Shingon founder Kukai , although scholars now dismiss the veracity of this assertion, pointing out his strict adherence to the Vinaya.
Barber, Anthony W. Decalogus Ex Cathedra Deificatio.