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Homosexuality and Being a Sikh?

asked 2012-01-20 16:31:32 -0500

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Many of the discussions centered around homosexuality basically state that being Gay is accepted as the way God created you. When a Sikh friend was confronted about this belief he said it may be ok to be Gay but Sikhism would not permit sexual intercourse between homosexuals even in a committed, monogamous union because it is a form of unnatural lust.

My question is can two "married" homosexuals have sexual intercourse and still be following Gods teachings?

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answered 2012-01-20 16:32:56 -0500

gmustuk gravatar image

This is up to the people involved and depends on their individual personal relationships to God and Guru.

I disagree with the assertion that "homosexual sex between 2 consenting adults in a monogamous, committed relationship is wrong". Other Sikhs disagree with me; Indeed, this is not addressed in the SGGS because homosexual sex is not mentioned in SGGS.

Lust is more accurately understood as any sex between people who are not in a committed and/or married relationship, and also it is over-attachment to sex and sexual objectification of another.

If you study Siri Guru and read it cover to cover you will see the same message over and over: meditate on the Nam. Be compassionate. Battle the 5 temptations of lust, anger, greed, pride, and attachment. Serve Guru, serve sangat. In this way be liberated from the cycle of births and deaths. I do not see why 'married' homosexual Sikhs cannot live this way and be liberated. They are still living as householders. And I cannot imagine any of the 10 Gurus refusing darshan to someone because s/he is homosexual.

Guru ang sang - DK

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answered 2012-02-01 10:51:19 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

Yes, two different concepts are being confused here. Lust is sex for self satisfaction. It can easily become addictive and/or compulsive. Sex in love is different. Love can be between any two people. Lust is selfish and love is mutual.

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answered 2013-01-09 19:48:49 -0500

Sardar Sukhmeet Singh gravatar image

They have nothing in common or opposite from each other, if you are a homosexual Sikhs should not judge you, I mean if you should be judged on anything it should be on how much you believe in the Guru and Rehat, I won't judge anyone

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