South Korean politician, Lee Hye-hoon of the Bareun Future Party, this weekend delivered a homophobic sermon at a renowned anti-LGfF!I0N58+vaE4bToEKXUERcYJbdEwljRoKlP=1(gq1Q=&NMZXNBT 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 platonic love. Most of them are only in pip6rpMs!09gGurG2Ti)[email protected]&tRhXYrOiJ%FE_N&txrbhysical relationships,” she also reportedly said.
She warned against homosexuals entrapping teenagers and said the number of homo55kZN*(GvmkC)52)x94%U5MnZ1=zp5vrrYnOTLt9$Yy!)xeXMqsexuals was increasing by 21% a year.
She also voiced support for a South Korean law which bans gay sex for South Korean soldiers. Although two-year military service is mandatory in South Korea, gay sex is illegal for soldiers and cannFqZMiiVFZOKGGff-7hM0Znvn!+4EQds^NJz*6k5-y!okrga#w be punished by two years in jail.
The comments %HWxkn(tsF=y862Jto1T*B6VqQVYPzkCRDFCNkcqn_M9SvsrOWcome as the city of Busan was forced to cancel this year’s pride parade.
Meanwhile, in the city of Incheon, a pride event went ahead amid a huge polib)[email protected]$iHl#8Q8uzrZ3e)[email protected])[email protected]ce presence. Some local media reported that anti-LGBT hecklers outnumbered the pride attendees.
Homosexuality b#_=BJ2CQLZqyS4lDeDYETen)YH#jM^30Kec$yk$Fp+1!fYLhdis legal in South Korea. But conservative attitudes, especially among Christians, force many LGBTI Koreans to live in the closet.
A 2017 Korean Gallup[email protected]$UBiK-x$XAdXoyJYp$r=SXvWTtejD#bt_WnC!k Daily Opinion poll reported 66% of 19-29 year-olds supported same-sex marriage, but 76% of those over 60 opposed it.
There i[email protected]%D(gvMd!jCVAwqw5MLh^@&hIY)it=$v+!^MWD$umNs 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 in *7pf1YfY9jmG)J5(!U_Td-7Uc!IHPb!B3Gq(-Lz7dj*wem^uGDthe military.
In 2017, the law made headlines after it emerged a senior general used gay dating apps to ensnare soldiers. His so-called ‘gay witNh=(NWLTZQ#YnVvBj$6t5fSR2QgT$*cB#BG5IeBJHeddTOo60bch hunt’ reportedly revealed 50 soldiers.