Back inLesley Esteves was dancing in the streets after judges in Delhi decriminalised homosexuality. Five years on the euphoria has gone. But there is little chance for that.
The relationship between religion and homosexuality has varied greatly across time and place, within and between different religions and denominationswith regard to different forms of homosexuality and bisexuality. Generally speaking as well as by denomination, the present-day doctrines of the world's major religions vary vastly in their attitudes toward these sexual orientations. Among the religious denominations which generally oppose these orientations, there are many different types of actions which they may take: this can range from quietly discouraging homosexual activity, explicitly forbidding same-sex sexual practices among adherents and actively opposing social acceptance of homosexuality, to execution.
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There is celebration in the air. Since then, there have been attempts to change the decision — but finally the hearing is over, and soon the decision is due. I was in Calcutta, the city of my birth, the day homosexuality was legalised in
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Garm Hawa is a film based on an unpublished story by eminent Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai. InIndia gained independence from the British colonial rule, but it also came at a heavy price—the division of the country to India and Pakistan. Garm Hawa tells the poignant story of a Muslim businessman who is torn between staying back in India, the land of his forefathers, or joining his relatives in Pakistan.
We have no reliable figures on just how many priests in the Catholic Church are gay. The Vatican has conducted many studies on its own clergy but never on this subject. The consensus in my own research over the past few months converged on around 30 to 40 percent among parish priests and considerably more than that — as many as 60 percent or higher — among religious orders like the Franciscans or the Jesuits. This fact hangs in the air as a giant, unsustainable paradox.