Tibet Is No Shangri-La and the Dalai Lama is not what you think

I have found an  interesting article about Dalai Lama and Tibet (here)by Christina Larson.

She thinks that Dalai Lama is socially conservative. I disagree with her. Dalai Lama is a great religious/political leader. The following excerpt is his view about abortion, and homosexuality.

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Excerpt:

“He is basically anti-abortion (except in rare circumstances) and ambivalent about homosexuality; his 1996 book, Beyond Dogma, was strikingly explicit in its sexual prohibitions: “A sexual act is deemed proper when the couples use the organs intended for sexual intercourse and nothing else.” In recent years, his remarks on the subject have somewhat softened: he told an audience in San Francisco that while Buddhist teachings historically discourage gay relationships, such prohibitions only apply to Buddhists. (He has also written, rather confusingly, “Homosexuality, whether it is between men or between women, is not improper in itself. What is improper is the use of organs already defined as inappropriate for sexual contact.”)
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