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  1. Khalsa Ji, The jathedar's statement is not specifically about Anand Karaj but about homosexuality generally. This general statement, we believe, is flawed. With regard to Anand Karaj, we share your reverence of it as a sacred institution. We go further and say that it should only be between two practising Gursikhs. How many gurdwaras nowadays conduct Anand Karaj ceremonies between non-practising Sikhs let alone non-Gurmukhs? We believe that gay couples should have the right to marry in law. We also would like for Gursikh (and only Gursikh) same-sex couples to be able to make that commit
  2. Gurfateh Ji It is the duty of all Sikhs to respect and follow sandesh from Akal Takht Sahib. However, this relies on those exercising the authority of ATS maintaining that respect. Our Guru does not teach blind obedience. It is not a case of accepting all sandesh or none. Akal has blessed us all with the ability to think and reason. He further blessed us with Sikhi, to help direct our thinking and reasoning. The Jatehdars Sahibs exercising the authority of ATS repeatedly act in manner that puts them at odds with the Panth. Attending the khumbh mela, comments about women inviting rape,
  3. Gurfateh Ji Please find attached the Sarbat (LGBT Sikhs) statement on the UK Same Sex Marriage Bill (PDF). Incase of difficulty opening the attachment, the text version is below. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Sarbat Sarbat statement on the UK Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill We at Sarbat are delighted to see the second reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill overwhelmingly voted in favour by a majority of MPs (400 to 175). The Bill will extend the legal form of marriage to lesbian, gay and bisexual couples and permit religious groups to perform such marriages shoul
  4. This is what happens when Manmat takes over. Thank God for Akal Takht's Hukam. Some one should message him and say instead of putting Singh after your name, but Kaur. The soul has no gender, so it don't matter Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh. If the soul has no gender, then how is it wrong for two souls to marry and become one in front of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, regardless of what the external gender is of both individuals? I would ask you to read the articles on that website and then post a reply. If you wish to have a discourse based on what is discussed there, please
  5. How will a Sikh Channel be accountable to individuals who only pay their TV Licence and do not have any access to Satelite or Cable TV? Surely it will be of niche interest in any event, and any impact it will have on British society or the Sikh diaspora will be minimal?
  6. The SGGS does not mention homosexuality as being a sin or a prohibited lifestyle. I agree that the Gurus, past and present, espoused a belief in living the life of a householder (Gristi Jeevan), but it is possible to live such a life if one is gay. Sikhism does not prohibit or condone homosexuality. It sees it as merely inconsequential because the main aim for Sikhs is to attain unity with Waheguru. For Sikhs to imply such a prohibition into the religion when none existed at the time of the living Gurus is incomprehensible. Kaam is indeed one of the five thieves of the religion. However, th
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