Singapore Churchies Seek More Anti-Gay Prohibitions


Singapore’s slated to review its discriminatory penal law, Section 377A, which requests a two-year prison sentence for any gay person who “procures or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of, any act of gross indecency with another male person.” While gay activists and liberal politicians have been working to overturn this anachronistic little amendment, the National Council of Churches of Singapore has been putting a little pressure on the government, Fridae reports.

The group’s website states: The NCCS commends the Government on taking a clear, unequivocal and bold stand of neither encouraging nor endorsing a homosexual lifestyle and opposing the presentation of the same as part of a mainstream way of life.” They go on to recommend the government extend the prohibition to women of the lesbianic variety:

Given that section 377A PC criminalises homosexuality whether done private or publicly, we are of the view that a similar prohibition ought to be enacted in respect of lesbianism, considering that lesbianism (like homosexuality) is also abhorrent and deviant, whether consensual or not.
Well, at least don’t discriminate in their discrimination, right?

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Lived in Singapore for 6 wonderful years and has been blogging since 2003, under various names but always on Singaporean issues.

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