Star-Advertiser Spreading Hinduphobia
The Star Advertiser article is a Hinduphobic piece that rehashes rumors, fabricated stories, and false claims that have been wrongly circulated for over a decade. Rather than maintaining a high bar of accuracy and integrity in their attempt to understand Eastern traditions, the Star Advertiser has once again taken the low ground by giving voice to discredited anti-Hindu bigots to promote their false and defamatory claims.
Unfortunately, it is of no surprise given the Star Advertiser’s decades long history of trying to discredit and vilify Krishna Hindus, Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda (Chris Butler), and the Science of Identity Foundation. Due to the religious bigotry that the Star Advertiser and other media outlets have helped foment, countless Vaishnava Hindus in Hawaii have already been victims of hate, discrimination, harassment, and violence. Unfortunately, because of this latest Star-Advertiser article, Hawaii’s Hindus will be in even greater danger.
Why no interview with the Star-Advertiser?
The mission of Science of Identity Foundation and Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda (Chris Butler) is to share with people the beneficial practices and philosophy of yoga—especially yoga meditation and the teachings Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita, which is the Supreme scripture of yoga and Hinduism.
Therefore, both Chris Butler and Science of Identity Foundation always welcome the opportunity to discuss these topics with any publication or broadcaster.
The reason why we were not interested in the interview with the Honolulu Star Advertiser is because it was clear that the subject matter of the interview was not yoga and meditation, but rather political.
Those who practice the yoga systems taught by Chris Butler are involved in a wide variety of occupations, from farming, business, nursing, law enforcement, education, politics, etc.
It would make no more sense for Chris Butler to be interviewed about politics than it would be to interview him about nursing, medicine, business, agriculture, or other topics which are not his expertise.
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