Monk gropes woman’s chest because she was born a manBy Mason White 7:30 AM March 5, 2015
|The monk touching the woman|
By: Feng Qian
A monk in Thailand, caused outrage after a photo emerged of him groping a woman.
The picture appears to show the Buddhist monk fondling the woman’s chest.
The strict rules of Buddhism, state that monks are not allowed to be alone with a woman, let alone touching them.
The image of the religious leader groping the topless woman has provoked outrage in the country.
When the photo went viral, religious leaders at a monastery in Oddar Meanchey, Cambodia, admitted that the monk was a member of their group.
When the monk was investigated, he allegedly said that he was performing a charm-boosting prayer, which involves putting his hand above the heart of the woman.
However, the monk said that he did not touch the chest of a woman as the female in the photo was actually a woman who was born a man and underwent hormone replacement therapy to become a woman.
When the same ritual is performed on women the monk touches their heads.
After learning about the woman’s sex change, the monk was cleared of wrongdoing by his leaders.