Re: Theos-World Re: new member message for old members
May 02, 2009 11:47 AM
by Govert Schuller
CWL's penchant for boys was such that it had a discernable influence on the history of the TS and is therefore a fair, but unsavory, topic for discussion. Same applies to K's affair with Rosalind and the question whether HPB was a bigamist and had children. If you can show the historical relevance of the affairs and sexual orientation of other prominent Theosophists, then, please, do so. Otherwise, hold your horses.
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Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2009 2:24 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re: new member message for old members
Dear Eldon Tucker,
There is one more issue on which I need clarification from you.
This group is owned by you and moderated by you. In this group, for many years a leader of Adyar TS, Mr. C.W. Leadbeater, was accused of homosexuality and this subject was discussed for years by members of this group. If this behavior was acceptable to you, then by same standards members should be free to accuse and discuss homosexuality of W.Q. Judge. Similarly members should be free to call Katherine Tingly a lesbian and should be free to discuss that subject for years.
That means either members should be free to accuse and discuss sexual behavior of all leaders or they should not discuss sexual behavior of any leader. Kindly tell what the policy of this group is about this.
Secondly, your earlier e-mail suggests that members should show respect while talking about living individuals. But you allowed free discussion on supposed homosexuality of C.W. Leadbeater. Does that mean members are supposed to show respect to living members and are allowed to accuse dead people. Theosophy must have taught you by this time that dead people lose only physical body and they remain considerably same at other levels. Souls of physically dead people are affected by thoughts and emotions of people about them.
Does this group have different standard while talking about dead people and different standard while talking about living people? If standards are different for dead and living people, it would mean that members can not accuse Eldon Tucker of homosexuality while he is living, but they can accuse and discuss homosexuality of Eldon Tucker after he is dead. Is that acceptable?
Please explain what the policy of the group is on these important issues.
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