I just heard today that there are many monasteries will not ordain gay or lesbian people. Specifically, I have heard from a Dharmaguptaka monk that they have made judgement (not sure if that is just Hong Kong also also mainland China) on this regarding Dharmaguptaka ordination. I heard from another monk that he has witnessed this also in many Chinese and Vietnamese monasteries.
I suspect that this revolves around misinterpreting the term pandaka. But since I don’t read Chinese this is difficult for me to look into. Does anyone have access to a good and thorough refutation of this, specific to Dharmaguptaka vinaya? Or, something that might do at least if we are lacking that?
Or, does their vinaya actually say that?
If nothing has been well written on this yet, but if there’s anyone here who can help with the Chinese and establish a good case for this being a misinterpretation, I could help write something perhaps if anyone would like to pitch in to get something done about this. My hope is that is we can produce a well reasoned evidence-based refutation and correction of this view, we could distribute it to the monasteries concerned, and if those in power there are decent people, they should either try to reason with us until they are sure of the truth, or, should accept the information and change their practices.