the Dalai Lama explicitly condemns homosexuality, as well as all oral and anal sex. His stand is close to that of Pope John Paul II, something his Western followers find embarrassing and prefer to ignore.
I've always found the lib reverence for the Dalai Lama to be odd. We need to 'Free Tibet', i.e. return it to feudal theocracy. A FB friend of a friend who describes himself as an atheist and "free thinker" likes to post a lot of Dalai Lama quotes, attribution > "His Holiness." What is the appeal? Is it just that the DL is an exotic character in his saffron robes -- which appeals to libs' fascination with anything different or weird? I don't get it.
The Dalai Lama is a SWPL icon. They see Buddhism as a peaceful, meditative religion, so I think they imagine their own navel gazing as a sort of "deep thinking" that goes on with it. It's not religious in the same way that Christianity (ugh Sky Wizard) is, so they create this idea of Buddhism as a philosophy rather than a religion. This is enhanced by the fact that the average SWPL has no real notion about the tenets of Buddhism and they live thousands of miles away from a culture shaped by it. When Buddhism says that sex should only be used for procreation, that's okay because it's, like, a path to enlightenment, man, but when Christianity says that wanton sexual hedonism is spiritually harmful, it's fucking bigots repressing everyone.
In short: typical libfag doublethink. Knew a couple people in college who were like this. One was a feminist and the other was a psyche major. They had pictures of them meditating on Facebook to protest the fire-and-brimstone preachers who had shown up on campus.
On the original SWPL blog, "spirituality" was #2. And it said that SWPLs like any religion that doesn't involve Christ. And:
Mostly they are into religion that fits really well into their homes or wardrobe and doesn’t require them to do very much.
SWPLs are people who sold their souls for lies, mostly out of a sense of FUCK YOU DAD, and now they are so confused they can't recognize truth anywhere or in anything. So, in addition to other, more serious problems that come out of this, they hilariously misunderstand foreign religions and their leaders.