Homosexuality is a disease, yoga can cure it: Ramdev

Published Dec 12, 2013, 1:03 am IST
Updated Jan 20, 2016, 3:22 pm IST
Yoga guru invites gay community to his ashram saying yoga can 'cure' the bad addiction.

New Delhi: Welcoming the Supreme Court's verdict holding consensual sex between adults of the same gender an offence, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday said homosexuality is just a bad addiction and added that yoga can cure it.

"Homosexuality is not genetic. If our parents were homosexuals, then we would not have been born. So it's unnatural," Ramdev told media here.

Ramdev added that the verdict respects the sentiments of religious communities of the country.

"The Supreme Court has respected the sentiments of the various religious communities of India. Today they are talking of homosexuality, tomorrow they will talk of having sex with animals," he said, calling homosexuality a disease.

He further invited the gay community to his yoga ashram, saying, "I guarantee to cure them of homosexuality."

"I invite the gay community to my yoga ashram and I guarantee to cure them of homosexuality.

He also questioned the contribution of the gay community in streams like science and economics and also said that he would pray that all the journalists present at the press conference would not 'turn' into homosexuals.

In a major setback for the largely closeted homosexual community in India, the apex court today said gay sex between consenting adults is a criminal offence.