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Openly Hindu Gay Man Finds Space in New Religion

Openly Gay Hindu Man becomes minister (priest) in UnitarianUniversalistChurch.

Firstly, about Unitarian UniversalismIt 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 GeorgetownUniversity 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 …

Let us Bury the Hindu Holocaust and Move Forward

Sandeep’s blog on Hindu Holocaust is true. No community has been slaughtered like this in history. But let us not rub salt in old wounds. The number of Hindus wiped out by Muslim invaders is equivalent to the population of several smaller countries in Europe. But didn’t Hinduism survive in spite of that? Why did it survive?Gandhiji says:If I were asked to define the Hindu creed, I should simply say: search the Truth through non-violent means. A man many not believe in God and still call himself a Hindu. Hinduism is a relentless pursuit after truth. (Hindu Dharma, Orient Paperbacks, Published 1991, page 18 and 19.) We cannot go back into history and correct all the wrong deeds. Similarly, we cannot blame the present day Muslim brothers for the wrong doing of their forefathers. It must also be noted here that after independence Muslims have never attacked Hinduism and its beliefs and teachings. (I am not talking about riots created for political and personal needs.) But Christian missio…