South Korean politician, Lee Hye-hoon of the Bareun FuuM7NbzS0rO&T)MNB%[email protected]%E1=^KZyD_m#+Yj1tture Party, this weekend delivered 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 platonic love. Most of them are onlbtG#jQgB&YKSZl0UN0)p%[email protected]^lH5Ey in physical relationships,” she also reportedly said.
She warned against homosexuals U6sm4FM)UDMY5B6bhIFaqFI%SQ$^MPf_t6k=YG7oss3y06Jq%5entrapping teenagers and said the number of homosexuals was increasing by 21% a year.
She also voiced -U76+wWpbHA&N+TJDveR$T=_1z7HTGgH0U_BA+gEK^8+XoB!zWsupport 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 can be punished by two years in jail.
The comments come as the city of Busan was forced t$V2m1YA0ZoPA(3Y8#YOkxwBpflK0XVww*rglIhX1Zezhr0wK1ro cancel this year’s pride parade.
Meanwhile,tsZ7vH9z*[email protected]+$dw=59#^j8Qui2IQoe_Ng2rNARQo)O(g in the city of Incheon, a pride event went ahead amid a huge police presence. Some local media reported that anti-LGBT hecklers outnumbered the pride attendees.
Homosexuality is legal in South Korea. But conservative attitudes, especially among Christians, force many LGBTI Koreans to live in the cloVZCBz=&F3VApZzjb^oCQLMTcARscaaj3VPfhD8&JT2)#ayL3QNset.
A 2017 Korean Gallup Daily Opinion poll reporttYxz2PXetEP_*2UN60J*ariWm$^9R^^[email protected]&+21s!eC(@QRSuPXed 66% of 19-29 year-olds supported same-sex marriage, but 76% of those over 60 opposed it.
There is currently no discrimination legislation to protect LGBTI Koreans. Protests against LGBTI events, usually led by conservative Christians, have become increasingly loud a!%qyVg+SRK+%rIY85IKYn4xMm_+K+Lk+)(wU1ZierWkS(shOz*nd violent.
What’s more, South Korea has)lIc9&9jAX777Xbd!G5iuMwSKQfdrfG*5dlDykz=+4c_M1=ugk ignored calls from international rights groups to end its anti-gay law for soldiers in the military.
In 2017, the law made headlines after it emerged a senior general used gay dmNjxKPSc$$$xROmkKK05Iadgk1anh%[email protected]^X_apXeH21ating apps to ensnare soldiers. His so-called ‘gay witch hunt’ reportedly revealed 50 soldiers.