Extreme views, mixed with a large helping of ignorance, flogged in the name of “religion” and “politics” may be the worst combination for bigotry.
In the party’s 10 proposed polices listed in order of priority, the second policy argues the need to annul the current law that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. The party blames homosexuality as the main culprit behind HIV-AIDS and has a poster that reads, “Cure AIDS, Stop gay sex.”
Meanwhile, another supposedly religion-driven minority party, Christian Liberal Party, on Monday put out a promotional video featuring divorced actress Seo Jung-hee to publicize its policies to bring back adultery law and keep homosexuality and Islamists at bay “to protect the family.”
In the video Seo, who had been abused and cheated on by her ex-husband and comedian Seo Se-won, said, “I came to support the Christian Liberal Party as I believed the revival of adultery law is a quintessential issue.”
“A number of Koreans are longing for the return of the days when adultery was forbidden by law. Please support CLP to protect our families from homosexuality and Muslims.”
By Lim Jeong-yeo (firstname.lastname@example.org)