“Li Hongzhi,” the founder and leader of Falun Gong also known as Falun Dafa, has been repeatedly described as “homophobic” and as a “racist.”
CultNews previously reported about the media meltdown Falun Gong experienced in San Francisco concerning its leaders nasty pronouncements.
During the Bay area controversy a member of the San Francisco gay community said, “I challenge any gay person in this city to get any Falun Gong practitioner to state they do not agree with their master’s belief. I have never heard them refute what he has said. There is deception here.”
What is it that the man called “Master Li” says that causes concern, which his followers never refute?
Interracial marriage is one thing that seems to rile the religious leader, but he saves some of his most harsh words for homosexuals.
Here are some quotes from Hongzhi as provided by the blog “…smell the Kool-Aid…fun with cults”.
Li Hongzhi: “Is homosexuality human behavior? Heaven created man and woman. What was the purpose? To procreate future generations. A man being with a man, or a woman with a womanit doesn’t take much thought to know whether that’s right or wrong. When minor things are done incorrectly, a person is said to be wrong. When major things are done incorrectly, it’s a case of people no longer having the moral code of human beings, and then they are unworthy of being human…When gods created man they prescribed standards for human behavior and living. When human beings overstep those boundaries, they are no longer called human beings, though they still assume the outer appearance of a human. So gods can’t tolerate their existence and will destroy them.”Leading lights of the “Religious Right” like Jerry Falwell might agree that homosexuality is a sin, but they would say “love the sinner and hate the sin,” allowing that gays are still “human beings.” Hongzhi however seems to question that status and he apparently just hates instead. Li then goes on to tell why his work is so worthy. Li Hongzhi: “Let me tell you why today’s society has become how it is. It results from there not being an upright Fa to keep human beings in check. This Dafa is taught right in the most chaotic environment, at a time when no religion can save people, and where the circumstance is that no god takes interest in people anymore. The Fa is almighty. The best time periods wouldn’t require such a great Fa to be taught. Only in the worst time periods can the power of the Fa manifest. There are other reasons, too.”
“No religion can save people”?
“The Fa is almighty”?
Sounds like an “evil cult” leader making exclusive claims about himself now doesn’t it?
Hongzhi then says that he is actually something like a savior for gays.
Li Hongzhi: “Let me tell you, if I weren’t teaching this Fa today, gods’ first target of annihilation would be homosexuals. It’s not me who would destroy them, but gods.” And here is Hongzhi’s piercing and some might observe “homophobic” historical analysis. Li Hongzhi: “You know that homosexuals have found legitimacy in that homosexuality was around back in the culture of ancient Greece. Yes, there was a similar phenomenon in ancient Greek culture. And do you know why ancient Greek culture is no more? Why are the ancient Greeks gone? Because they had degenerated to that extent, and so they were destroyed.”Huh?
History doesn’t quite reflect the downfall of Greece that way. It seems it had something more to do with internal conflicts, the Macedonian and then the Roman conquest.
Since the Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great was gay, does that mean a gay caused the ultimate downfall of Greek gays?
And didn’t someone once partly attribute the “Fall of the Roman Empire” to sexual promiscuity and homosexuality too?
So does that mean that the gays got the great gay’s empire for getting the gays?
This is all getting too confusing, but perhaps Hongzhi enlightened by the “Almighty Fa” can figure it out.
Did you ever wonder why there is so much suffering in the world?
Well, Master Li has all the answers.
Li Hongzhi: “Do you know why wars, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters happen in this world? They’re precisely because human beings have karma, and those events exist to remove it. No matter how wonderful a time period may be in the future, there will still be wars, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters on earth. They are a way of eliminating karma for people. Some people who have sinned can have their karma eliminated through the death of the flesh body and suffering, and then they’ll be free of that karma when they reincarnate. Their lives don’t really die and they reincarnate again. But the karma that some people have accrued is too much, in which case the fundamental elements of their existence will be implicated and destroyed.”
It seems that Hongzhi’s preaching includes a little bit of Buddhism with an ample dose of Armageddon-like “doom and gloom.”
Maybe that’s good for the guru business?
That is, it keeps people worried and looking for a little “karma relief.” Then they are more willing to be taken in by the man who supposedly speaks for the “Almighty Fa” to save them since “no religion can save people” and “no god takes interest.”
Now back to some more of Hongzhi’s homophobic rant.
Li Hongzhi: “Homosexuals not only violate the standards that gods set for mankind, but also damage human society’s moral code. In particular, the impression it gives children will turn future societies into something demonic. That’s the issue. That kind of destruction, however, isn’t just about disappearing after they’re annihilated. That person is annihilated layer after layer at a rate that seems pretty rapid to us, but in fact it’s extremely slow in that time field. Over and over again, one is annihilated in an extremely painful way. It’s terribly frightening. A person should live in an upright manner, living honorably like a human being.
Don’t expect any of Falun Dafa’s gays to “come out of the closet” or even repent. It’s better to hide out than be “annihilated…over and over again.”
Isn’t it odd how the same man that claims he and his followers have experienced “persecution” in China and who protests human rights violations speaks with such hatred and intolerance about the human rights of others?
Maybe some of “Master Li’s” followers can clear this up?
This blog has a provision for comments and in the past Hongzhi’s devotees have posted here to protest any criticism of their master and his movement.
Will they post again to refute his hateful words?