The LGBT candidates in US are now mayors for Houston, Holyoke, New London and New Jersey while counting continued. In KL, the organisers of 'Seksualiti Merdeka' were already contemplating on who should take on BN candidates and win as many seats for their 'doomed society'.
The result of the US election is a monumental win for same-sex marriage advocates. It means that the marriage law in some States can't be overturned for at least the next five years. It also means more same-sex marriages would be held at chapels and churches (Christianity allows it, maybe).
And in Michigan, a pastor has become an unlikely advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights after urging his municipality to adopt laws that would protect citizens against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Pastor Bill Freeman was pressing the city of Holland to amend anti-discrimination legislation to prevent residents from getting fired or kicked out of their homes because they are LGBT. Its all for politics.
So, that's what we want to emulate and human rights is always the perfect foundation to ride on. As how former premier Tun Dr Mahathir (Marina's father) puts it, human rights must have its limitation.
In Malaysia where Islam is the official religion and the Eastern culture is still largely observed by the most Malays, Chinese, Indians and other race, human rights sentiment gets center stage with the Opposition.
I am not sure what are the 'rights' that they want but LGBT is not welcomed. Freedom and human rights should be in parallel with the DOs and DONTs of religions and the law. In Islam, the only 'allowance' for such a person is 'a khunsa', one born with both sexes.
However, it forbids as 'haram' men who became women or women becoming men. Men and women are made for each other, for them to marry and produce 'zuriat' or descendants. And no matter how good our scientists are, they still cannot guarantee that same-sex marriage would produce one.
So, what's next for Malaysia?
Now that there are strong NGOs and human rights groups championing their cause, more and more youths will be sucked into the ditch. Although Seksualiti Merdeka 'was not meant' to encourage sex freedom or free sex, what actually are gays and lesbians?
I am not being pious. I am not one. But we should only emulate positive values from the West. We are free to copy anything that could improve our life and develop the people. Definitely, not LGBT. Actually it is not the society which discriminate them but they are the ones who feel mistreated.
By the way, the Seksualiti Merdeka does provide the Opposition with extra political mileage. It's leader Anwar who is waiting for his sodomy case to be wrapped up, is already 'winning'. And who knows, they will soon fight for the 'rights' of sodomy?!
I don't care about Ambiga (what is her religion, anyway?) but Marina is a Muslim. And to those who support gays and lesbians and sodomy, read what happened to Nabi Lut AS people about 1,400 years ago.
The Qur’an tells how Lut warned his people and what they said in reply;
The people of Lut rejected the messengers. Behold, their brother Lut said to them: “Will ye not fear (Allah)? I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust. So fear Allah and obey me. No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the lord of the Worlds. Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!”
They said: “If thou desist not, O Lut! thou wilt assuredly be cast out!”
He said: “I do detest your doings.” (Surah ash-Shuara: 160-168)