Despite comments made only a few years ago denouncing homosexual acts, the Dalai Lama has now come out in favor of gay marriage. It seems like an incredible coincidence; after 2,500 years of Buddhism, he just reaches the conclusion now, when it happens to be such a popular position to hold? And at the same time that the Supreme Court found a constitutional right to gay marriage in our 228-year-old Constitution, too!
Now, Buddhism has always had a fairly hands-off approach to marriage, oftentimes regarding it as a mere social convention. But that hasn’t stopped plenty of leaders in the community, including the current Dalai Lama himself, from denouncing “sexual immorality”.
Continue reading The chronicles of coincidence: institutions thousands of years old all reach the same conclusion when it becomes popular to do so