Nation must stand shoulder-to-shoulder to overcome LGBT threat: PKS

Republika – January 22, 2016
FUIB protesters in Boyolali reject same-sex mariage - October 16, 2015 (Republika)
FUIB protesters in Boyolali reject same-sex mariage - October 16, 2015 (Republika)

Jakarta – House of Representatives Commission III member from the Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS) faction, Muhammad Nasir Djamil says that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups represent a serious threat to the nation and all elements of society must stand shoulder-to-shoulder to overcome the threat.

Society cannot allow LGBT activities to develop in any shape or form especially LGBT communities that appear to be penetrating campuses using the justification of study groups or scholarly discussions.

“Campus [authorities] should be more aware and sensitive in fortifying their students against the infiltration of these LGBT ideas, whatever their modus. They must be resolute in opposing all [forms of] infiltration that damages the futures of this country’s youth”, said Nasir on Friday January 22.

A number of recent reports have suggested that LGBT groups have begun to target well-known campuses in the capital and are doing this through studies with themes related to reproduction and psychology.

This information has heated up the debate about LGBT groups in the country. Prior to this, there was a lively discourse in the media when there were deliberations on revising provisions in the Criminal Code (KUHP) relating to LGBTs.

Nasir, who several weeks ago criticised articles in the draft revision of the Criminal Code that appeared to legalise LGBT activates, also emphasised the importance of Islamic teachers (ulama) and Islamic groups in efforts to block these maneuvers by LGBT groups.

“[We must] insist that the ulama provide serious direction, guidance, lessons and at the same time a model for society in confronting this virus”, he said.

He also called on religious people to as much as possible upgrade their methodology and proselytizing in this increasingly sophisticated era. “So their calls can reach all layers [of society]”, said Nasir.

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the report was PKS: Tolak LGBT, Apa Pun Modusnya.]