Something is not quite right here. Are we as a whole perhaps ignoring the anguish and sincere reaching out for help of the person who made this original statement "I am a woman but I like women - is that really bad?" The answer is, no, it's not bad at all, don't feel bad about it, and I am saddened at any justification of the ignorance of what the monk who made a statement that he is not fit to make, himself not being a Buddha and therefore not having the power to know what particular action led to what particular result in a person's life. I do hope that wolf comes away from all of this arguing feeling better about herself, but I don't know if I would. Instead of closing ranks around that monk just because he happens to wear the yellow robe - remember that the Buddha himself said that just wearing a yellow robe doesn't make one wise in and of itself - let's instead close ranks in support of someone who has reached out to us for help. The answer is and remains, no, it is not bad. It's ok to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. And as I said earlier, nowhere in the suttas are any homophobic notions found, and that's what really counts, not the personal (erroneous) opinion of one monk.
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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."