Congratulations, Rush? A Yogi’s Dark Secret.

Via Lindsay Jean Thomson
on Jun 8, 2010
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Rush Limbaugh got hitched this weekend. Congratulations are in order, I guess?

For the incredibly special occasion of Rush’s fourth wedding (yay for the sanctity of marriage!), guests were treated to a performance by Elton John.

You read that right. Elton John. At Rush Limbaugh’s wedding. Rush Limbaugh! A man who has said such vile, hateful things as:

“…let’s say we discover the gene that says the kid’s gonna be gay. How many parents, if they knew before the kid was gonna be born, [that he] was gonna be gay, they would take the pregnancy to term? Well, you don’t know but let’s say half of them said, “Oh, no, I don’t wanna do that to a kid.” [Then the] gay community finds out about this. The gay community would do the fastest 180 and become pro-life faster than anybody you’ve ever seen. … They’d be so against abortion if it was discovered that you could abort what you knew were gonna be gay babies.”


“If homosexuality being inborn is what makes it acceptable, why does racism being inborn not make racism acceptable? Sorry. I mean, this is the way my mind works. Apparently now we don’t choose racism, we just are racists.”

It gets worse, but I’ll let you look it up for yourself if you’re so inclined because I’m getting a little riled up. In fact, I’ve got a real problem. I can’t seem to figure out how to bring my yoga to politics.

I knew I should have paid more attention to the Gita Talks! Help me out, Bob! What’s a yogi to do? Because if instead of wishing Rush and Wife #4 the best, what I’m really thinking is not so nice. It’s so bad I can’t even type it here. So that’s it, my dark secret: I think hateful things too. How am I any different than Rush? How can I say namaste every day, but not have compassion for people who have opposing views?

According to Vanity Fair, Elton donates all earnings from his private performances to his charity, the Elton John AIDS Foundation. So at least some good might come out of this. And, hey, Rush – you’re welcome at my yoga class any time! It’ll cost you, though…


About Lindsay Jean Thomson

Lindsay Jean Thomson is a San Francisco-based vinyasa flow yoga teacher. She teaches at International Orange and is the co-founder of Flex Hour Yoga.


10 Responses to “Congratulations, Rush? A Yogi’s Dark Secret.”

  1. ARCreated says:

    I am going to need soooo much yoga today…I love elton…I adore elton…I want to hear from him??

    rush makes me feel sick and scared…not hateful and angry…I literally usually laugh at rush…I'm sad hurt and confused…

  2. Jenny says:

    Elton is a good yogi…practicing his dharma…he's a good example for us.

    YAY for tiny dancers, blue jean babies, and candles in the wind.

  3. Hi, Lindsay Jean. Good question about Yoga and our emotions. One of the main reasons I'm so attracted to Yoga philosophy is that it allows us up to feel our emotions more freely and without fearing them, because we can do so with from the liberating perspective of what Yoga calls "Witness Consciousness".

    We had a great discussion about this very topic in Gita Talk #4, which I summarized in Highlights (Gita Talk #4): “What is God to You?” & “Dealing with Our Emotions”. Here's a quick excerpt:

    The Gita does not, as a whole, endorse emotional repression, even though it seems to be doing exactly that here. What the Gita asks us to do is be our human selves completely, feel deeply all our human emotions, but develop the ability to step outside ourselves and calmly witness those emotions in a completely non-judgmental way.

    Yoga then assumes that we will be more likely to do the right thing, whatever that is. This turns out to be very similar to the findings of modern psychology.

    Bob Weisenberg

  4. The latter, I'm sure. Ommmmmmm.

  5. Just because Rush is a hateful idiot, doesn't mean that Elton John isn't going to remain a wonderful loving human being.
    Just remember that everyone is at a different level, unfortunately Rush remains learning at a slower speed than the rest of the human race.

  6. lindsay jean says:

    excellent advice, thank you bob 🙂

  7. lindsay jean says:

    i buy it! thank you, neil. and i like that about the yoga too!

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