Orlando Shooter or Baba Ramdev, Homophobia Transcends Borders

The many instances of homophobia – gay club attacked in Orlando, Baba Ramdev claims yoga can cure homosexuality.

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Orlando Shooter or Baba Ramdev, Homophobia Transcends Borders
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If one thing is clear from the deadly mass shooting in the gay nightclub in Orlando, it is that 50 lives were lost over hatred and bigotry.

It is not a question of whether those who were slain were homosexuals, but that innocent people who were only having a good time were targeted.

Closer home, Baba Ramdev, the yogi, the Patanjali kingpin and an active crusader of homophobia in the country is gaining popularity.

Ramdev with his television shows and political backing is able to influence the minds of millions of unsuspecting viewers.

In a time when a gun-crazy shooter can walk into a gay night club and kill 50 people, should the likes of Baba Ramdev and Donald Trump take responsibility for their words in the media?

The Quint recently conducted an expose at Ramdev’s Patanjali Chikitsalayas across the capital to see how the popular yogi blatantly claims to offer a cure for homosexuality, the “disease of unnatural sex” that’s “plaguing our society”.

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Topics:  Baba Ramdev   Homophobia   Orlando Shooting 

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