This thing was stuck in my mind for many days, when someone asked me that What does Sikhism think about this new trend of homosexuality?
While i explained him like that this is kind of Gender identity disorder but when i searched about it this thing, this is not considered a disorder anymore.. Well, I dont know What do you guys think about it? but certainly I would like to hear your opinion too.. not just your personal opinion but What do you think about homosexuality on religious basis??
or Does Sikhism condemn homosexuality?? or We have just turned blind eye to this mater..
First i would like discuss about other Sikh organisations view point over this then would discuss about my point of view too..
Current Situation in India..
In India, Homosexuality was considered as criminal offence till 2009 but now it is bit tolerant. On 2 July 2009, the Delhi High Court court decriminalised homosexual intercourse between consenting adults, throughout India, where Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was adjudged to violate the fundamental right to life and liberty and the right to equality as guaranteed by the Constitution of India.
A 2002 survey estimated that one-sixth of India's male and female population was homosexual.
Sikhism and Homosexuality-
Ethnicity Online website states that:
Sikhism is a very tolerant religion and seeks to find the truth rather than adhere rigidly
to rules. Homosexuality is not specifically banned in any of the writings of the Gurus, but
they do stress that God has intended people to live as man and wife, or to be celibate, with no
deviation from this design. This ambivalence allows most Sikhs to be very tolerant of
homosexuality and accept a homosexual individual while still regarding the practice as
against God’s design”
The Religion Facts website comments that:
The Sikh sacred text, the Guru Granth Sahib, is the highest authority in Sikhism. It is silent on the subject homosexuality. However, there are parts of the Guru Granth Sahib that have been interpreted to mean that homosexuality is wrong.
There are five vices outlined in the Guru Granth Sahib that are to be avoided by Sikhs. These vices are called the Five Thieves. They are Pride (aHankar), Anger (Krodh), Greed (LobH), Attachment (MoH), and Lust (Khaam). Many Sikhs believe that homosexual thoughts and behaviour are just manifestations of lust, and that it is therefore forbidden.
However, other Sikhs believe that Guru Nanak's emphasis on universal equality and brotherhood is fundamentally in support of gay rights. This view is held by a minority of Sikhs,many of whom have been born/raised in countries that are more tolerant towards homosexuality. Some Sikhs have even gone so far as to describe homosexuals as "the new Untouchables" in reference to Sikhism's rejection of the Indian caste system.
One of Sikhism underlying values is family living. Sikhs are expected to live in a family environment in order to conceive and nurture their children in order to perpetuate God's
creation. Any alternative manner of living is prohibited specifically a celibate lifestyle. Most Sikhs assume this means homosexuality, which cannot result in procreation, is unnatural and against God's will.
Another Sikh website notes that: Homosexuality is not addressed in scripture,Guru Granth Sahibji.
Akal Takht -During his meeting with the visiting Canadian Sikh MPs on 29 March 2005, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, the highest Sikh authority stated that homosexuality is "against the Sikh religion and the Sikh code of conduct and totally against the laws of nature." He called on Sikhs to support laws against gay marriage. He also denounced same-sex marriage and urged the Sikh assembly not to allow such ceremonies in a Sikh place of worship. According to him, “the Sikh code of conduct does not allow such marriages”.
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on: March 06, 2011, 09:44:59 PM 81 Hobbies Interests Lifestyle / Discussions / What is Attitude of Sikhism towards Homosexuality??
on: March 01, 2011, 09:06:52 PM 82 Lounge / Jail Pinjra / Introductions / New Friends / Re: happy birthday ji :)
Janamdin diyan bahut bahut wadhayean ji.. Waheguruji Bless u!!
on: February 25, 2011, 08:28:48 PM 83 Lounge / Jail Pinjra / Introductions / New Friends / Re: SSa jii
leh dus kime di gal karde ho Raje
Mein tah jad v kise de neck teh tattoo vekhdi aa, tuhadi yaad ayundi aa ..
Nalle Inne dina toh kithe c?
on: February 20, 2011, 02:22:35 PM 84 PunjabiJanta Thana Sadar / Maan-Sanmaan/Respect+ / Re: New Chat Mod: Shokeen - Munda
bahut bahut Wadhayean Veere..
on: February 19, 2011, 02:25:00 PM 85 Hobbies Interests Lifestyle / Religion, Faith, Spirituality / Re: Hukamnama
Ever so glad that yous are posting English translation here. Much appreciated.
I think, the number in Mehl signifies the Guruji who has given us that teaching ( Gurubani) if i am wrong please correct me..
Here goes my entry :) I made this with my favorite song and favorite dance sequence
Whaooo!!! Mein tah ajj vekhi ah video.. Lovely Video!! bahut hi jyada.. loved it !!
Sade tah Winner bus Titli kaki hi aa.. Beautiful song n Amazing Dance Clippings( My Fav Abhey Deol n Manisha Lamba's Performance)..
Ihnu hun Jhandaji nu kehke PJ You tube Project wale thread vich add karwa devo.. fer mein roz ik vaar Vekhiya karu
on: February 10, 2011, 09:41:43 PM 87 Fun Shun Junction / Shayari / Re: Chal ve sajana uthe chaliye...........
Nice aa ji..
on: February 09, 2011, 10:44:00 PM 88 Lounge / Jail Pinjra / News Khabran / How Google with help of SINGH removed the muzzle on Twitter in Egypt!!
From left, Twitter Vice-President International Katie Stanton and Google employees Ujjwal Singh and Steve Crossan pose for a portrait at Google headquarters in Mountain View , Calif.,
Even before his first day on the job at Google, Ujjwal Singh was trying to figure out how to use his passion for the spoken word and the company's technological prowess to help Egyptians bypass government efforts to muzzle the massive protests there.
Ujjwal Singh, 38, helped start an online service that lets fans share voice messages with the likes of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. Google bought the startup Jan. 25, and a Google product team leader trying to figure out a way around Egypt's recent Internet blackout asked Singh for help before he reported to work.
A weekend of brainstorming and programming later, Speak2Tweet was born - a service that lets people call a phone number and leave a message, then posts a link to the message to Twitter.
It allowed Egyptians to communicate even as the regime of President Hosni Mubarak cut Internet and cell phone services for days, trying to squelch furious protests in the streets of Cairo demanding an end to his three decades of authoritarian rule.
By the time Singh started his job Monday, his service was already part of the uprising.
Almost 2,900 spoken tweets had been posted as of Friday afternoon on the Twitter account (at) speak2tweet. Some of the heaviest volume came after access to both Twitter and the Internet was restored in Egypt earlier this week. The alternative method of tweeting has turned into a forum for longer-form expression because the voice recordings aren't confined to Twitter's 140-character limit.
Even so, it provided a vital link between Egypt and the rest of the world, says Cynthia Wong, director of the Center for Democracy & Technology's Project on Global Internet Freedom. As the word of the service spreads, York expects it to attract more voice messages because only about one-fourth of Egypt's population has Internet access.
on: February 09, 2011, 09:21:34 PM 89 Lounge / Jail Pinjra / Introductions / New Friends / Re: HAPPY B'DAY shokeen-munda
Janamdin diyan bahut baut wadhayean Raje.. Have a great one!!.. Babaji lambiyan umran bakshan teh vadiya sehat teh bahut sara pyar v..
Challo let me start here..
on: January 28, 2011, 11:50:44 PM 91 Lounge / Jail Pinjra / Birthdays / Re: Happy Birthday to Dynamite Punjaban
Wish You very Happy Birthday Sweetuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...
Bahut bahut mubrakan Janamdin diyan.. Babaji tuhanu sarian khushiyan bakshan..
Out with the old
In with the new
This Angel was sent
to watch over you.
For all of this year
this Angel will stay
and help keep you safe
each and every day.
Happy Birthday !
on: January 26, 2011, 08:23:11 PM 92 Lounge / Jail Pinjra / Introductions / New Friends / Re: Happy Republic Day
HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY
on: January 23, 2011, 11:34:54 PM 93 Lounge / Jail Pinjra / Introductions / New Friends / Re: dilraj_kaur intro
Bahut bahut Swagat aa Dilraj.. nice name
but Nicest profile song u have..
Vey Mein College Vich Padhdi..
Oh mein v kehda nai padhda.. ...
made me smile.. its awesome..
ithe sade noxious ji parties organise karde aa, pendu bhaji sade halwayi aa, Desi kaur ji invite karan wali, Simari DJ , Jhanda AMLI - Bhandd, Grenade singh ji Financer, Desi Dude - Paathi ,
on: January 16, 2011, 02:16:29 AM 94 Fun Shun Junction / Shayari / Re: Mein soinhiye tenu rab to v jayada pyar karda hai….
Good debate thru shayari.. I like!!!.. dona ne bahut sohna likhia..
koi gal nhi pj .................sade kam di kadr nhi pae..........i hate u
Naah Raje, We all know TigerStyle is the best..Vekho mein kinni vari tareef kitti aa tuhadi, nalle vote v payee c..ohdi koyee valuse nai aa
Baki I like ur Profile.. Its the best one ..
on: January 06, 2011, 07:53:46 PM 97 Lounge / Jail Pinjra / Introductions / New Friends / Re: Egypt loves Punjabi
A Very Welcome Egypt Loves Punjabiji..
n Punjabi Loves Egypt ji
I wud love to visit Egypt sometime..Land of Ancient Wonders
Anyways Thanks(Dhannwaad) for coming.. Enjoy ur Stay ji..:)
Taran Padhiya kar raje maan laake..
Ahi kum ayuna.. Nalle ah 33-34 vali kaun aa
Vase Good c :)
on: January 01, 2011, 01:42:03 PM 99 Lounge / Jail Pinjra / Gup Shup / Re: Thanks for 2010 - Codename 47
Thanks Codename47ji.. Tuhade inne sohne words layee.. I think i always appreciate u in each n every post..
So just want to convey my heartfelt thanks n Babaji tuhanu hamesha idda da hi bna ke rakhan..
He is the nicest guy on PJ n always so peaceful, down to earth.. its rare combination to find in boys..
Baki Tusi mere dhanwaadi hor v howownge..Save ur thanks I m still working over it..fer next year es thanks list vich sirf mera naam howega
Sab Da Bahut Bahut Dhannwaadji.. for all ur love n respect :)
Par Ah ki flirting flirting ki layee aa Raje.. Mein kado Flirt kitta tuhade naal Mere Bachiyo..
N Mere thode changes c je Noxious Sweeite koyee problem nai aa teh change kar dena
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