│Azril Mohd Amin's personal views
I have written the following piece to “end run” the issue. It’s a point that is seldom made, whether or not homosexuality is “pathological” (which most doctors still believe it is).
According to an eye-witness, in the late 1970’s, San Francisco hosted the appearance of licensed “social clubs” that were actually nude venues. Everyone took off their clothes, and free sex was the rule. No one was allowed to prevent his or her partner from having sex in any particular way, with anyone present.
Even then, sodomy was not practiced, but a good deal of adultery or “sex with strangers”, was. There was no policing or other interference with these clubs. This report comes from someone who attended and participated in these activities.
The entire philosophy of the sex clubs was that if sex were “consensual”, then it was no one else’s business to interfere. The only control seemed logical in a way, that is, only male/female couples could gain entrance. The reason given was to keep the gender balance so no one would be left out. But the effect was to protect from same-sex behavior in front of the other members.
So, EVEN THEN, same-sex coupling was not acceptable as a part of the “free sex philosophy”, at least not in a shared public space. It was many years after that, that the male homosexuals began “coming out” (of the closet), in other words, appearing on public billboard advertisements, building businesses, winning political office, etc.
One male homosexual community had a “sell your baby” service in which the unwanted children of very poor Hispanics and Blacks would be bought from their mothers and then sold to male homosexual couples who couldn’t have a family any other way. This is what public tolerance of male homosexuals has led to. (Once again, this is an eye-witness report to this writer. The neighborhood is in San Diego, California, and is called “Normal Heights“).
At about the same time, reports our witness from San Diego, the California legislature passed a law that allowed known homosexuals to teach primary school children, so long as they did not touch the children. They further passed legislation that allowed secondary school clinics or nurses to issue birth control advice and material to the teenage students who wished to sleep with their boys or girlfriends without their parents knowing about it. Looking for a virgin to marry became a joke in a Hollywood comedy.
Such teachers are still teaching in California. The sex clubs may still be in place, we do not know. But the witness of their programs, and these other developments subverting schoolchildren, is now a Muslim here in Malaysia, partly because of his disgust with the American developments after too much LBGT-tolerance.
One of the major issues is contagion. Consensual behavior, such as taking drugs, is contagious. And here is the crux of our LBGT problem. Malaysia and neighboring countries are under a lot of pressure to submit to the Yogyakarta Principles 2006 and to endorse the LGBT rights in the draft of an ASEAN Declaration on Human Rights, which is expected to be submitted to the ASEAN Summit in November this year for leaders’ signing.
Malaysia is also under pressure from the United Nations to offer legal and public recognition to the homosexual or trans-gender community, and will be under even more pressure at the Human Rights Review in 2013, in which Malaysia’s turn to take part in the rotation of UN members who must have their Human Rights records reviewed periodically by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva.
The secular propaganda will certainly include all these arguments which call for the legalization of non-binary sexual practices. The so-called liberal, secular world will argue very forcefully that these practices are “consensual” and “victimless”, so they must not be criminalized. It is possible that the irrelevant issue of Muslim majorities will be raised as part of the problem, even though Muslim countries have about the same rate as everyone else, of criminalizing sodomy.
Of course, even the Muslims’ arch-enemy Sigmund Freud would have been the first to point out that lack of physical contact, as California has imposed on its homosexual public school teachers, is no protection from the contagion of aberrant behavior. Homosexuals of both genders practice a certain cultural style common to their numbers, which can easily be recognized and will most certainly be transmitted to schoolchildren, whether they are touched or not.
But if we join Dr. Freud, and most other medical doctors, in considering non-binary sex as aberrant and pathological, then what is left of the LGBT arguments for “depathologizing”? Nothing much. Let’s continue to educate and treat them. Human rights do not belong to those who practice animal behavior.