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Minister Gibbs promulgates a common misconception about Buddhism in relation to LGBT tolerance as contrasted to the more common Western religions. In actuality, while Buddhism in America tends to reflect our current progressive acceptance of the LGBT community, worldwide you will find that such tolerance is not a given. Asian Buddhists typically consider same-sex relationships a form of moral misconduct, much the same as mainline religions here in the States do. Buddhists the world over are unfortunately just as susceptible to cultural (ie, non-religious) influences, and have been complicit in many of the same sins that we decry in the West - misogyny, intolerance, et cetera.
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