Dear conservatives, the fact that rape victims are not obligated to marry the person that raped them means that we have already redefined marriage.

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  • 1 year ago
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Dear conservatives, the fact that you cannot sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means that we have already redefined marriage.

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The basic problem in sexual ethics, addressed in the third precept, is betrayal. ‘Sexual misconduct’ is sexual behaviour that causes harm by breaking the trust that a loved one has placed in us. The Buddha was compassionate, and he never laid down ethical rules that caused harm or distress. Making a moral proscription against homosexuality marginalises and harms people who have done no wrong, and it is against the basic principles of Buddhist ethics.

It’s so important to keep this essential ethical question in mind. In discussions on homosexuality, as with just about any other controversial ethical issue, there is a pervasive tendency to confuse the issue. Why do we find it so difficult to look at an ethical question rationally? It is true, there are some issues that are complex and the details can be difficult to work out. But this is not one of them.

Why Buddhists Should Support Marriage Equality « Sujato’s Blog

This is a fantastic essay.

(via sharanam)

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  • #bhante sujato #buddhism #buddhist ethics #marriage equality #morality #precepts #sex #sila #theravada #homosexuality
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Michelle Bachmann is a complete and utter piece of shit. Not to mention entirely scientifically, and probably otherwise, illiterate.  Also, her fucking tour bus was in my town today. Disgusting. Also, please explain to me exactly how allowing marriage equality takes away the rights of citizens? Because I’m all ears.

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