Monday, July 13, 2009

Yoga Away The Gay


It's been mere minutes, it seems, since the Delhi High Court ruled that homosexuality is not a crime, and it's already being challenged.

Swami Baba Ramdev, a yoga guru, filed the challenge saying homosexuality was a "disease" and could be cured by yoga. He says, "It can be treated like any other congenital defect. Such tendencies can be treated by yoga, pranayama (breathing exercises) and other meditation techniques."
Ramdev, quite popular among middle-class Hindu families, also believes yoga, can cure diseases such as AIDS, cancer and leukemia.

His is not the only challenge to the court's ruling.

An astrologer, Suresh Kumar Kaushal, also filed a petition against the decision saying that, if gay sex is legalised, "tomorrow people might seek permission for having sex with animals".

Even in India they have the same tired arguments.

Doesn't wash here, won't wash there.

3 comments:

Micky said...

I never can work out quite how the guys get out of some of these positions. The physical ones, I mean.

Ultra Dave said...

Seems like more than a few people there need some mental exercise. If yoga cures all that stuff where is the proof?

Berry Blog said...

i would think yoga could also cure bias and bigotry