Reducing someone with the incredible talent of Mr. Mercury to a ‘faggot’ seems incongruent with the ideals of “good thoughts, good words, good deads”. Being the fundamental tenets of our faith, their manifestation must take precedence over any other Zoroastrian teaching which may seem to conflict with them.
Sodomy and masturbation are seen as impure acts by they guidelines of the Zoroastrian faith, and should be avoided in so far as possible but they are not what defines a person.
Freddie was still a beautiful person who used his talent to accomplish a great deal more than most people do in the interest of uplifting humanity and ultimately serving his community by bringing attention to the exceptional talent Parsis have.
While his talent may not have manifest in manners that were 100% agreeable with religious doctrine, this good they created surely outweighs any damage done. We should be pragmatic and intelligent when it comes to furthering the interests of our people in a complex reality that is not black and white but full of shades of grey.
Are you guys planning a Chaharshanbeh Soori and Noruz Celebration as well? Unfortunately, I just ran across this site today and noticed that I have missed the SADEH festivities. Is there any way I can join some kind of a mailing list for future events? Thank you in advance for your attention.