This video is not a GBC production, but I expect that many GBC members would endorse it!
This campaign has achieved notoriety for its ludicrous format and content.
A very interesting article was written about it in the New York Times – click here to read it.
This shows that the current stand of the GBC on the gay issue is on the furthest fringe of the right. ISKCON is aligning itself with groups that are subject to ridicule and farce. Not a great way to spread our message. It’s especially worrisome because other vaishnava groups, such as Tripurari Swami’s group, are firmly mainstream on this issue and accepting of gay couples. Even Srila Hridayananda Maharaja has “moderated” his opinion that we should “recognize and encourage” gay monogamy, and included in his discourse that gays are, in a sense, “abnormal” and not worthy of the same rights, namely marriage and equal social acceptance of their relationships, as “normal” heterosexual couples.
For a hilarious response to the above NOM video, click here.