My views about gays/lesbians vis-a vis legal enactment

This post can be found in The Online Citizen website [21 May 2016]

Willing to respect boundaries, accept each other for who we are and coexist peacefully

First, let me put this straight. I don’t see anything inherently wrong in being a gay or a lesbian. If Mary has lesbian tendencies, she was probably born with an underpinning genetic disposition for lesbianism; likewise, if Alan was not born gay, he would not be expected to lead a gay lifestyle or engage in homosexuality in his adult life.

How different is a heterosexual human from one who is homosexual? Apart from their sexual orientation, there are no differences I can think of. Is there any justification in having a statute that discriminates against male homosexuals? Absolutely NONE! Then why the hell are we still clinging to our outdated, convoluted thinking in keeping section 377A of the Penal Code? The fact that this statute exists means it can be used to charge anyone for infringing it. Section 377A [enacted in 1938] makes it a crime for men to commit acts of gross indecency with other men, whether in private or public. It carries a jail term of up to two years. Funnily enough, there is no law against lesbianism; and WHY? Some idiotic law-makers were probably clueless and had probably assumed that an act of homosexuality between two men is different from an act of lesbianism between two women. For one thing, law-makers can also be asses, just as some judges can also be assess when they make comments or deliver judgments with no semblance of rationality.

If a man makes a complaint that the law is discriminatory, does that mean he is political? Only an idiot would say yes. If the LGBT movement were to organize rallies against violation of human rights or against unfair legislation for certain, clear discrimination against a particular group, would that make the movement political? Again, only an idiot would say yes.

Is Islam religious only or religious and political? Only the ignorant would give a wrong answer.

Is Christianity political? Here I am using the present tense. Before the Reformation [Protestant Reformation], Christianity was highly political; Christianity, or more accurately, the Catholic Church, has lost much of its political power in the years following the Reformation, in many countries throughout the world; a damn good thing where I am concerned. However, in the US today, the Christian Right, a religious-political group, can still be seen as wielding enormous power in the political arena.

What have N Chan and Timothy Li been saying?

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