Falun Gong is not only a meditation group

“In some of his published lectures, Li states that aliens, gods and demons exist, humans have a “celestial eye” in their pineal gland (tianmu, also known as the “third eye”), that Earth has been influenced by extraterrestrials [2], and that remains of unknown prehistoric civilizations can still be found, for instance, in the bottom of the oceans. According to some sources, Li also explains that mixed-race people are instruments of an alien plot to destroy humanity’s link to heaven. “By mixing the races of humans, the aliens make humans cast off gods,” he said in a lecture in Switzerland. In his Switzerland lecture[3], Li stated: “The way alien beings get human beings to shake free of the gods is to mix the races, causing human beings to become rootless people, just like the plant hybrids people make nowadays.” And further, “They have formed a layer of their body within the human body.” According to Li, humans are not to be blamed for this: “There are other reasons why they dare to do this sort of thing. It has happened because the Fa of the universe has deviated and gods no longer look after things. So it has to do with high-level beings as well. If this situation is to be turned around, it has to begin from high levels.”

Specifically, Falun Gong teaches a form of conservative morality. For example, the act of homosexuality is regarded as a sin. “The disgusting homosexuality shows the dirty abnormal psychology of the gay who has lost his ability of reasoning at the present time” states Volume II of Li’s Zhuan Falun. In Frankfurt (1998) he was asked about whether homosexuals can practice cultivation. Li said yes, provided that they give up their behavior. “You are wantonly indulging your thoughts. Your thoughts, like the ones I just mentioned, are not actually you. The mentality that makes you homosexual was driven by postnatally-formed bad things. But you yourself were numbed by them and went along with them and wallowed in the mud. You need to find yourself again and stop doing those filthy things. Gods view them as filthy.”

Now I’m not about to justify China’s persecution of FG practitioners, clearly it’s wrong, but this is why I get really annoyed every time they’re described simply as a meditation group and the like, when really they’re more like the Chinese version of Scientology…