Last updated on: 8/25/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Anil Bhanot Biography

Title:
General Secretary of the Hindu Council UK
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“The ancient Hindu scriptures describe the homosexual condition to be a biological one, and although the scripture gives guidance to parents on how to avoid procreating a homosexual child, it does not condemn the child as unnatural.

According to the scripture the sex of a child is determined by whether the fire element is dominant or the water element is dominant. Thus during those even nights the fire element dominates giving a male conception and during those odd nights the water element gives a female conception. However, if the fire element equals the water element then a homosexual conception takes place.

The point here is that the homosexual nature is part of the natural law of God; it should be accepted for what it is, no more and no less.”

“Hinduism Does Not Condemn Gay People,” guardian.co.uk, July 2, 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Managing Director and General Secretary, Hindu Council UK, 2003-present
  • Owner and Accountant, Bhanot & Company, 1990-present
  • Chair of Finance, Council of Ethnic Minority and Voluntary Organisations
  • Trustee, Mosaic Community Trust
  • Fellow member, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Education:
  • BA, Accounting, school unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Hinduism Accept Same-Sex Behavior?