South Korean politician, Lee Hye-hoon of the Bareun Future Party, this weekend delivered[email protected]^9uMooARsMl^RPkufE a homophobic sermon at a renowned anti-LGBT church.
“Homosexuality is something that God detests” she said at the Gwangju Antioch Church, according to Newsnjoy.or.kr.
"Homosexuals do not love the soul, or mind, or plKFNfSrL^94aW)w%Cfy)rnW2yxH%fBk^1w9YCPl5Dt%JP(yRP$xatonic love. Most of them are only in physical relationships,” she also reportedly said.
She warned against homosexuals entrappingM0OaBZEFV1LnuJ%[email protected]!GWFEwWPX__*qTl)eD^7 teenagers and said the number of homosexuals was increasing by 21% a year.
She also voiced support for a South Korean law which bans gay sex for 1Tux4EEhwMv=_q4%#U(VoPnnYvuHQ39PDL=dw+&B5e1xXB-VXISouth Korean soldiers. Although two-year military service is mandatory in South Korea, gay sex is illegal for soldiers and can be punished by two years in jail.
The comments come as the city of K2_zF&1^jQ68b1%iap7pp!J#pQM=KA#ZUjo#GniXno#23DJ)Z(Busan was forced to cancel this year’s pride parade.
Meanwhile, in the city of Incheon, a pride event went aheax%V)[email protected]!WKOtIF=CPQDtsuCwR^v4FPvjUd amid a huge police presence. Some local media reported that anti-LGBT hecklers outnumbered the pride attendees.
HomosexualiIVIOpzzg6UNthxF7RVIEM3=(3_AgU!s)off!lV$Q3AM9K_-FZ8ty is legal in South Korea. But conservative attitudes, especially among Christians, force many LGBTI Koreans to live in the closet.
A 2017 Korean Gallup Daily Opinion poll reported 2rAkJpW6=l7F%n60GncPyzCpvZ!rkCGISkJib43fXPN8J*KSmw66% of 19-29 year-olds supported same-sex marriage, but 76% of those over 60 opposed it.
The9r9FD3%Omws3_q##55TM-#K6G_apMXE+U1r%uVEK6l#4P^YA^Are is currently no discrimination legislation to protect LGBTI Koreans. Protests against LGBTI events, usually led by conservative Christians, have become increasingly loud and violent.
What’s more, South Korea has ignored calls from international rights groups to end its anti-gay law for soldiers intPyZJJ(59470&pxV=sbT&+j7mXGFK4^CCplH$eqRCfZR8Ue9Vq the military.
In 2017, the law made headlines after it emerged afWuyPmtarKRWV#k*PcTcXjAMqs#[email protected]+$6VJD=ORp=%c senior general used gay dating apps to ensnare soldiers. His so-called ‘gay witch hunt’ reportedly revealed 50 soldiers.