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Posted on September 19, 2014 at 2:45 PM

[Buddha]

The Blessed One then ordered the monks, "Behold monks. a pandaka (sexual deviant/homosexual) is one who is not to be ordained. Monks should not give them ordination and those who have been ordained must be made to disrobe" (Vinaya, Vol. 4, pp. 141-142).

 

[Koran]

"We also sent Lut: He said to his people: Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds. And his people gave no answer but this: they said, "Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!"" (Qur'an 7:80-82)

 

[Baha'is Religion House of Justice Proclamation]

"Baha'i teachings on sexual morality centre on [opposite-sex] marriage and the family as the bedrock of the whole structure of human society, and are designed to protect and strengthen that divine institution. Thus Baha'i Law restricts permissible sexual intercourse to that between a man and the woman to whom he is married." ~ Baha'is Faith

 

[Sikhism]

In 2005, the world's highest Sikh religious authority described homosexuality as "against the Sikh religion and the Sikh code of conduct and totally against the laws of nature," and called on Sikhs to support laws against homosexuality.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2005/03/28/sikhguy-050328.html

 

[Jainism]

Chastity is one of the five virtues in the fundamental ethical code of Jainism. For laypersons, the only appropriate avenue for sexuality is within marriage, and homosexuality is believed to lead to negative karma.Website: What Jains believe. Jain author Duli Chandra Jain wrote in 2004 that homosexuality and transvestism "stain one's thoughts and feelings" because they involve sexual passion.Duli Chandra Jain, Answers To Some Frequently Asked Questions, in 'Religious Ethics: A Sourcebook', edited by Dr. Arthur B. Dobrin, published by Hindi Granth Karyalaya, Mumbai, 2004.

 

[Taoism]

Taoism stresses the relationship between yin and yang: two opposing forces which maintain harmony through balance. The Taoist tradition holds that males need the energies of females, and vice versa, in order to bring about balance, completion and transformation. Heterosexuality is seen as the physical and emotional embodiment of the harmonious balance between yin and yang. Homosexuality on the other hand is often seen as the union of two yins or two yangs, and therefore unbalanced. People in same-sex relationships or people who engage in same-sex sexual behaviour are thought to be susceptible to illness.Taoist Sexual Magic 5 â€" Ancient Views of Modern Issues

 

[Judaism]

"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." ~ Leviticus 18:22

 

[Christianity]

Romans 1:26-27: "For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due."