In the ban from Bhakti America they use the letter from Gurudeva to Tripurari Swami as evidence of Gurudeva’s stance. Well, let’s use that letter against the ban. This is Gurudeva’s own views on this issue:
if you have strong belief that your Gurumaharaja was in sakhya mood, I have no objection.
I am satisfied that you have a strong faith that your Gurumaharaja is in sakhya bhava.
Thus I cannot admit anything else, but I appreciate your belief that he was in sakhya bhava.