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A petition to support the keeping of 377A

A petition to support the keeping of 377A can be signed here.

We believe all minorities, including the LGBTs, are as entitled as anyone else to basic human rights. But it is quite a different thing altogether to promote any group’s private beliefs – culminated into practices and cultural behaviour, into mainstream society. Fact is, there can never be a total acceptance of all kinds of beliefs and behaviours. Some beliefs clash fundamentally.

Non-acceptance of a group’s practices or behaviour do not necessary mean intolerance or discrimination. Every form of practice and behaviour promoted into mainstream affects the society; hence, in all fairness, must be subjected to objective analysis and scrutiny.

It is from this perspective that informed members of the society view the behaviour of some people within the LGBT community with concern. These activists challenge the constitutionality of 377A on basis of it being a prohibition to their identity and personal liberty. While this informed group agrees with the government’s basic principle of policing 377A – that private spaces are not about to be probed, we disagree with these activists’ views that 377A should be removed such that homosexual practices would naturally be raised and promoted to the public.

Our disagreement is based on the following scientific knowledge, which unfortunately, has not been known by the public by large:

1. The claim, “I am born gay and so I cannot change” has been explored thoroughly, and the conclusion reached by many in the scientific community (including a former Head of Human Genetics in National University of Singapore), is that it is simply not true.

This is because the effects of genes on behaviour are very indirect as genes make proteins, not preferences. The scientific truth is that our genes do not force us into anything.

However, the general public was misled by various media sources which trumpeted specific studies in the 1990s and headlined claims that genetic links deterministic of the homosexual orientation have been found. Yet the researchers of these studies have admitted themselves that nothing deterministic was found in fact. The media did not clarify.

(Source: John, S. H. Tay. Born Gay? Examining the Scientific Evidences for Homosexuality. Singapore, 2010.)

Notwithstanding the public’s lack of scientific literacy in this subject matter, fact clearly states that the homosexual orientation is more environmentally induced than naturally produced. Hence, the legitimacy in allowing and promoting homosexual practices because it is a constitutional biological right is invalid and should be challenged.

2. A research that focused on countries with long history of gay marriage i.e. Denmark and Norway, showed that married gays and lesbians have a shorter lifespan than their conventionally married counterparts – by 24 years!

(Source: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive//ldn/2007/apr/07040309)

3. Latest research shows that children raised by homosexual parents experience more problems than children raised by married heterosexual parents.

This study passed the highest standards of audits after a challenge by a gay activist. It is the most objective and comprehensive research (regarding parenting and children) to date.

(Source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/96719068/Regnerus-Study)

4. According to a study, rates of homosexual sexual abuse reported by homosexual adults are 7 times higher for homosexual men and 22 times higher for homosexual women, compared to their heterosexual counterparts. This strongly suggests that minors can be sexualised towards homosexuality upon exposure to homosexual stimulus or homosexual abuse.

(Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300)

Statistics like this affirmatively calls for the law to protect our minors from homosexual stimulus or abuse.

5. A majority of homosexuals struggle with mental health and well being issues. For one, sexually transmitted diseases are multiple times more rampant among MSM (men who have sex with men) than among any other groups. Homosexual sex is often associated with dangerous behaviour, which includes the use of illegal and deadly drugs.

(Source: http://news.asiaone.com/News/The+New+Paper/Story/A1Story20091108-178561.html; http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/drug-use-seven-times-higher-among-gays-8165971.html#)

Already, latest figures from our Ministry of Health revealed that in 2011, the number of homosexual and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV, overtakes that of heterosexual men. This is despite the fact that the heterosexual community is most likely, 50 times or more, larger in numbers than the LGBT community.

(Source: http://www.nuh.com.sg/news/media-articles_2319.html; http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/statistics/infectiousDiseasesStatistics/HIV_Stats.html)

Unfortunately, instead of tackling the real problem, some have mistakenly blamed 377A and the stigmatization of AIDs victims to be the cause of high HIV infection rates among MSM. The fact is, even in America, where the issue of stigmatization of LGBT and AIDs victims have been dealt with for years, MSM accounts for an overwhelming majority in the number of new HIV infections; rates of HIV infection among MSM has not decreased but increased.

(Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/images/HIV-Infections-Persons-2009-v2.jpg)

6. Study in Australia submitted to the Queensland’s Criminal Justice Commission revealed that homosexuals commit between 33% and 50% of all recorded instances of child molestation; homosexual teachers have been involved in 80% of recorded teacher-pupil sexual interactions; homosexuals have accounted for about half of all molestations among those who work with children. (Please note that these stats are specific to Queensland, not Singapore, but they are noteworthy records for study)

(Source: Frater, George. Our Humanist Heritage. USA. 2010. Pp 198.)

7. Most bizarrely, the same arguments used to push for LGBT rights have already been used to push for pedophilia behaviour.

(Source: http://wherebearsroamfree.blogspot.sg/2012/11/according-to-pro-pedophiles-pedophilia.html#more)

Presented with these understated facts and statistics, we hope members of the public will be more informed to make a choice of whether to keep or to repeal 377A. We hope more will become aware of the intricacies behind this issue, especially with seemingly increased lobbying targeted at unaware and younger members of our society. We believe in our democratic right to speak out and spread this goodwill of sharing scientific knowledge to inform the larger community.

The hard truth is, homosexuality cannot lay claim to its biological purpose, i.e. procreation, the way heterosexuality can. It’s biological origin and hence, rights, is also unproven. In this, heterosexuality has a legitimacy which homosexuality cannot lay claim to, and the law is obliged to distinguish this fundamental difference.

377A serves as an important line of distinction between homosexual sex and heterosexual sex. When the law no longer distinguishes this, the law will have to eventually recognize gay marriage to be of equal to marriage between a man and woman. Then, unproven rights of a group will be pushed at the expense of proven rights of the other group. The rights of our children and our marriage and family institution will be compromised. This then, will become discrimination.

Petition:

We request the government of Singapore to objectively verify these scientific facts and conduct a comprehensive study into the ill effects of promoting homosexuality in a culture. The citizens of Singapore deserve the right for our authorities at every level to do their best to preserve and safeguard the basic social fabric of society – our children and our families; and to make sound policies, decisions based on science, truths, our well-being, and not on popular or global notions.

Discussion

93 thoughts on “A petition to support the keeping of 377A

  1. Singapore need to keep section 377A and continue to be bless and prosper. We want a healthy society and a healthy family.

    Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2013, 4:10 pm
  2. Perhaps LGBT needs a lesson from the Oprah Winfrey show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPW3EB5U0bo
    It is not the law or society that needs changing, but their perspective about themselves.

    Posted by MSSCTAN | January 19, 2013, 5:38 pm
  3. I strongly support 377A for our future generations,the core of our moral social fabric must be preserve and protected at all cost.

    Posted by Susan | January 19, 2013, 5:51 pm
  4. We are heartened by recent government efforts to promote family
    formation. “Family values must be the starting point, and I hope the
    young people here will agree with me that they want to
    have their own families, because they enjoy growing up in a loving environment,
    that they also want to carry on and bring the love to their own children and
    the future generations.” (Ms Grace Fu, Minister in PMO at an outdoor dialogue with residents
    in Yew Tee. Source: Singapore News, 4 November 2012). However, we are dismayed
    with the concerted attempts by certain groups to repeal 377A. Any change to 377A
    will undermine the Family, the foundation and future of this nation. DO NOT
    CHANGE 377A!

    Posted by Peter Chan | January 20, 2013, 4:18 am
  5. Majority of the world including practically all Singaporeans do not discriminate against LGBTs. We extend a hand of love and friendship to all LGBTs. Mature people will know that we can accept a person but not necessarily their views, opinions, and behavior but many LGBTs take our differing views as rejecting them and discriminating them and being intolerant. They use ‘openness’ as an argument for their case but by not allowing differing views and values to be upheld and spoken, they are themselves not being open but intolerant. Singapore has given them employment rights but it is unfortunate that many have misused and abused the privileged position given to them to push their agenda to change whole societies and to force the rest of society to accept their behavior, a harmful ideology with regard to a lifestyle based on the flawed and faulty argument of rights and freedom to love and entitlement of the privacy of their lives.
    This petition is about the rights of all human beings to be given all the facts and the truths of the real cause of homosexual tendencies, gender confusion, gender insecurity and be given the option of knowing that they can be helped and not choose a lifestyle which is a disillusion and leads to many complications. It is about the rights of every member of every society to be aware that the militant LGBT Activists have a very organised and determined strategy to change the mindset of society asnd impose their questionable values upon our society. If we do not stop them, we will live under the horrors of loss of freedom of speech, freedom of living out and teaching universally accepted moral values to our society when they are allowed to change our laws and introduce laws to criminalise those who hold a diferring view.

    Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2013, 6:46 am
  6. We have a system that promotes family development. This is a culture that is part and parcel of a family system, and it can trace in numerous culture globally. Our ex-colonial master had left behind us many systems of tremendous values, and this includes the family sytem which is described in Section 377A. If this Section is taken off, it is akin to take away the word family out of the dictionary. There are many freedoms I believe people are fighting for, but taking out or altering Section 377A from its original definition is not a freedom you should fight for.

    Posted by Lim Meng Jong | January 20, 2013, 7:34 am
  7. I strongly support 377A sanction. We need to protect our Nation from gay influence to ensure her stability & God’s favor upon Singapore.

    Posted by Dayle | January 20, 2013, 10:40 am
  8. Please retain this law for the good of our future generations, our children and more generations to come. I support the keeping of 377A

    Posted by Ruth See | January 20, 2013, 2:12 pm
  9. without the strong family unit, it will be the end of the the bigger unit ie the country and civilisation.

    Posted by Lawrence Soh | January 20, 2013, 2:38 pm
  10. I strongly support the keeping of 377A.

    Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2013, 12:39 am
  11. I strongly support the s. 377A sanction. There is no alternative to the traditional family as a building block for any country.

    Posted by Kuang Guozhen | January 21, 2013, 2:33 am
  12. I strongly support the keeping of 377A

    Posted by Doris Tan | January 21, 2013, 6:13 am
  13. If the govt of Singapore is to change the law, it needs to listen to the voice of all the public. I urge the govt to keep Section 377A.

    Posted by Tong Sgp | January 21, 2013, 6:30 am
  14. We need authorities to stop being ambivalent. Thank you for stopping misconceived teaching that LGBT is an alternative choice in life stlye. However we’ll need more restrictions over media broadcast content that promotes it , and restrictions over type of people entering the country intent on promoting this and turning our society upside down. Else the young will think that it is “hip, cool” and harmless to try out and this would be to our society’s and ultimately our country’s detriment. Section 377A is necessary for the sanity of society and country!

    Posted by MSSCTAN | January 21, 2013, 9:14 am
  15. For the sake of our future generation, Please keep section 377A.

    Posted by Wen | January 21, 2013, 1:55 pm
    • Applying the same studies and logic.
      Woman with higher education lead to higher divorce rate

      Solution: ban woman to get education. Divorce rate can be kept as low as 3rd world countries.

      Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2013, 2:12 pm
  16. Singapore need to keep the section 377A
    In order to have a healthy society and family.

    Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2013, 3:12 pm
  17. Singapore need to keep the section 377A
    In order to have a healthy society and family.

    Posted by Elyn | January 21, 2013, 3:14 pm
  18. Let us carry out God’s original intention for human kind, He created a woman for a man, not a man for a man or a woman for a woman.

    let’s be clear about this.
    alice quek

    Posted by alice quek | January 22, 2013, 2:55 am
  19. I strongly support we keep 377A to protect our children and future generations so that they can live in a society where males are males, and females are females.

    Posted by Wong Yoke Kew | January 22, 2013, 6:18 am
  20. I strongly support retaining penal code # 377A. Once we remove this, then the next thing the homosexual activist will push for will be to legalise gay marriages. God forbid that !

    Posted by Mrs. Tan SJ | January 22, 2013, 7:50 am
  21. if it is not broken, no need to fix it.
    to retain 377A as it is.

    Posted by me | January 22, 2013, 8:56 am
  22. I strongly support 377A sanction. We need to protect our Nation from gay influence to ensure her stability & God’s favor upon Singapore.

    Posted by Ng Lai Lin | January 22, 2013, 8:57 am
  23. I strongly support the keeping of 377A and appeal to the government to guard and protect Singapore against this destructive force that can tear the nation apart.

    Posted by June Lee | January 22, 2013, 8:58 am
  24. I fully support 377A. BORN GAY is an oxymoron.
    Gays can’t procreate, not without artificial means, so if you cannot have kids…your generic line dies off, so the bad genetics are being killed off by being gay. Bad genetics equals dead-end to your lineage. Eventually Born Gay means eventually the “gay gene” will be weeded out through natural selection.
    No excuse ! “Gay is a choice” and it is SIN and an abomination to God.

    Posted by Richard Ong | January 22, 2013, 10:26 am
  25. I fully support 377A. Family is made up of hetrosexual husband and wife relationship. My children and my children’s children must not have an idea that there is an alternative.

    Posted by Chan Hian Thye | January 22, 2013, 12:13 pm
  26. I fully support 377A. Imagine the baggages we bring into children who are adopted into gay marriage if we do not keep it.

    Posted by Deon Lee Cheng Yee | January 22, 2013, 12:23 pm
  27. 377A is a good and right law enacted years ago to protect Singapore society.
    The government should keep what is good and right for Singapore.
    Even thinking about repealing 377A suggests what is morally and legally good and right
    is being questioned, yea even in danger of being thrown out.
    The government has my full support to keep 377A.
    Now is the time for the government to stand up for what is good and right morally and legally.
    Now is the time to exercise its political will to safeguard Singaporean society.
    Stand up now or regret later.

    A concerned Citizen and father of 3 children,
    Leow Chin Seng

    Posted by Leow Chin Seng | January 22, 2013, 3:17 pm
  28. For the sake of our children and our children’s children retain section 377A. Don’t blur the lines of morality.

    Posted by Ng Lye Sim | January 22, 2013, 4:07 pm

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