Openly Hindu Gay Man Finds Space in New Religion



Openly Gay Hindu Man becomes minister (priest) in Unitarian Universalist Church.

Firstly, about Unitarian Universalism

It is a liberal religion -- They believe that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authorities in religion. They are a "non-creedal" religion: They do not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed.

Now the Hindu Gay Man is Manish Kumar Mishra, aged 35, from Tampa, Florida. He is Harvard-educated, openly gay and former diplomat. He also has a Bachelor degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and speaks seven languages.

The reason to choose the new religion is - Hinduism renounces homosexuality.

St. Petersburg Times reports:

Mishra, who identifies his religion as Hindu, which renounces homosexuality, said the church gave him a religious home.

It is high time Hindu communities discussed about sexual minorities. I feel Hinduism should accommodate sexual minorities. Such people should be given the freedom in sexual matters and the freedom to follow the religion of their choice.