08 March 2016

Indonesians Considered Gays as Invisible Threat

Countries all over the world are starting to take notice on how effective Indonesia is in curtailing the spread of unnatural and disturbing behavior of lesbians, gays, transgender and bisexuals (LGBT).

More than 89 percent of the country's LGBT people have been prevented from spreading and exposing their dreaded sexual behavior in public if the results of the LGBT rights organization, Arus Pelangi, are to be believed.

"What is most worrying is that they want to fight for equal marriage rights," Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla said, even though the relatively small LGBT rights community in Indonesia has not made any real push for marriage equality. A whopping 93 percent of Indonesians polled by the Pew Research Center in 2013 said that society should not accept homosexuality.

Homosexuality is not criminalized in the country aside for in the conservative Aceh state. Still, a flurry of anti-LGBT statements and policies in recent weeks have exemplified the country’s persistent commitment to protect their values from being eroded by a reprehensible lifestyle.

Last Febfruary 2016, Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu called the country's LGBT community "a threat" that he likened to something worse than nuclear bombs.

"It's dangerous as we can't see who our foes are, but out of the blue everyone is brainwashed — now the [LGBT] community is demanding more freedom," he said. "It really is a threat."

The hardline minister said that the "threat" is one that poses the same sort of threat as a guerrilla-style "proxy war."

"In a proxy war — another state might have occupied the minds of the nation without anyone realizing it," Ryacudu said. "In a nuclear war, if a bomb is dropped over Jakarta, Semarang will not be affected — but in a proxy war, everything we know could disappear in an instant."

"This sort of brainwashing is dangerous, as it skews the mindset of our nation away from our base ideology," the hardline minister told the news website, Tempo.