Saturday, September 07, 2002

Sai Devotees Stage Nude Protest at Nation's Capital

Washington, D.C.
September 6, 2002

Balu Srinivasan, a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba was arrested here earlier today, along with thirty female prostitutes for parading down a major street in a nude protest of the impending war on Iraq that President Bush is making a case for in the Congress and the United Nations. The protestors carried signs denouncing homosexuals as well as the current U.S. government.

One of the prostitutes, who apparently is a spokesperson for the group, told reporters that the issue is that the President's war on terrorists and governments that support and harbor them is misplaced and that the real villains are homosexual gurus that prey on children. She added that they would continue the naked protests in various major cities throughout the nation until the people and the government come to their senses and realize where the true priorities lie.

When I inquired what she thought of the allegations of homosexual pedophilia that have been levelled against her own guru, she appeared to ignore me and changed the subject. "Do you like these?" she asked, while pointing to her pierced nipples. Half-blushing, she said that she pierced them as an expression of spirituality and her solidarity with Balu Srinivasan, who also has pierced nipples.