Personally speaking, I think what's most important is the motivation behind how we use our sexuality. Orthodox Judaism views homosexual acts as sinful. The capacity of Buddhism to reform itself and its great variety of distinct beliefs and schools, provide many liberal streams of Buddhism, which are accepting of all sexual orientations. The first ordained minister of a major religious sect in the U. University Of Chicago Press. Founder of the Modern Gay Movement.
Thus, Sikhism is more concerned with ones attainment of enlightenment rather than habitual desires such as sexuality.
Homosexuality and religion
Retrieved from " https: Following on from my roundup of publicationsI thought it time to take stock of the past year and provide a brief overview of my scholarly output over the past twelve months. Some later traditions gradually began to add new restrictions on sexual misconduct, like non-vagina sex, though its situations seem involving coerced sex. The International Journal of Pagan Studies. This useful website has been set up to provide overviews of a wide range of religious groups and individuals, and unlike most academic publications, access is entirely free.
Christian denominations hold a variety of views on the issue of homosexual activity, ranging from outright condemnation to complete acceptance. This denies gender and sex as an issue. The most common formulation of Buddhist ethics are the Five Precepts and the Eightfold Pathone should neither be attached to nor crave sensual pleasure. It is often regarded that Hinduism does not condemn homosexuality. There is no good reason to assume that homosexual relations which do not violate this principle should be treated differently.