How other religious institutions in the U.S. are reacting to Obergefell v. Hodges

Money quote:

Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable. Just as Roe v. Wade did not settle the question of abortion over forty years ago, Obergefell v. Hodges does not settle the question of marriage today. Neither decision is rooted in the truth, and as a result, both will eventually fail. Today the Court is wrong again. It is profoundly immoral and unjust for the government to declare that two people of the same sex can constitute a marriage.

“Supreme Court Decision On Marriage ‘A Tragic Error’ Says President Of Catholic Bishops’ Conference” 26 Jun 2015, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 15 Jul 2015 < >

Meanwhile, back in our own backyard alleged followers of Srila Prabhupada associated with the Krishna West project are saying stuff like this:

So, big discussion with a couple of devotees about gay people in the movement, they are so adamant and so hateful that it makes me believe they are defending some personal cause, like not disguising they are gay themselves, not sure what to think, so sorry to see hate issues so strong among ourselves~if we do no understand we all are spirit souls, then what are we doing? :>(, they forget what Prabhupada did, accepted ALL and everyone~there was no distinction, we did not have a line at the door, to check who was who, /, if they really want to follow Prabhupada or Mahaprabhu, compassion is the key~

This was after a discussion in which the alleged devotee was politely asked to explain the difference between “gay monogamy” and “gay marriage”. An explanation, of course, was not forthcoming.

Nonetheless, the below letter from Srila Prabhupada has been recently shown many times already. There are by now many ISKCON insiders, including “leaders”, who believe Srila Prabhupada was such a hate-filled person.

Letter to: Lalitananda
26 May, 1975

My Dear Lalitananda dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated
May 13rd, 1975 and have noted the contents. I am very sorry that you
have taken to homosex. It will not help you advance in your attempt
for spiritual life. In fact, it will only hamper your advancement.
I do not know why you have taken to such abominable activities. What
can I say? Anyway, try to render whatever service you can to Krishna.
Even though you are in a very degraded condition Krishna, being pleased
with your service attitude, can pick you up from your fallen state. 
You should stop this homosex immediately. It is illicit sex, otherwise,
your chances of advancing in spiritual life are nil. Show Krishna you
are serious, if you are.

I hope this meets you in good health.

Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

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