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12/12/2013 (4 months ago)

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Law bans homosexual acts, bestiality.

A colonial-era law in India that criminalizes homosexual activity will remain in effect in India. The Indian Supreme Court has reinstated a law that was temporarily suspended in 2009.

Gays in India are upset, but plan to protest and see the law changed, citing a historical tolerance of deviant sexual behavior.

Gays in India are upset, but plan to protest and see the law changed, citing a historical tolerance of deviant sexual behavior.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/12/2013 (4 months ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: India, gay marriage, homosexual, supreme court, decision, uphold, law


NEW DELHI, INDIA (Catholic Online) -  Upholding a long-standing law in India, the Supreme Court has affirmed that homosexual activity is a crime.

"Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman, or animal" faces a ten year prison sentence.

At a time when nations are collapsing under the weight of the homosexual equivalency media blitz, it's important to see that some are resisting the destruction of sacred institutions, such as marriage, and are upholding traditional sexual mores.

Still, Indians have admitted the law is a throwback to the colonial era when the British imposed the ban on deviant activity. Prior to that, Indian culture was somewhat tolerant of homosexual deviancy.

However, India is returning to conservative roots politically as the nation grows and gains prominence on the international stage. Rather than continue to subjugate itself morally to what other nations are doing, India has charted a brave and independent course for itself, grounded in Natural Law, which is appropriate for a powerful state that is also home to over one billion people.

Homosexual advocates across the country are decrying the law. Many had gone so far as to prepare celebrations, confident in the hubris that India would simply follow other nations down the path to moral perdition because of the relative power of the homosexual equivalency around the globe.

This did not happen.

Many opponents of the law came out in protest. Even today, protestors took to the streets to decry the decision. Activists say they fear persecution in their communities. More protests are being organized.

Author Nabaneeta Dev Sen said that "sexual orientation is a private matter, and everyone has the right to choose."

This is a fairly true statement. Sexuality is a private matter, but the homosexual equivalency movement has encouraged people to bring their sexuality to the forefront of their identity. Now, instead of valuing people on their intrinsic humanity and their social contributions, people are defining themselves based on their preferred manner of orgasm, which reduces them to sexual objects.

In upholding the law, the Indian Supreme Court sends a message that people should not define themselves in such a way.

Although homosexuals in India fear persecution, such persecutions remain unlikely. Unlawful persecution of a person who commits no crime, or whose crime cannot be proven is also wrong. It is also likely that Parliament will act to change the law. Still, the moral deviance and inherent error of homosexual activity will remain, no matter what courts and parliaments rule.

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