They're trying to "protect the country's values" from "addictive" gay sex.
Stephanie Marie Anderson

24 Aug 2016 - 2:50 PM  UPDATED 24 Aug 2016 - 3:21 PM

A group of Indonesian academics and activists who are trying to get the Constitutional Court of Indonesia to criminalise the act of gay sex. 

In today's 'news that is f--ked', the group is arguing that the country's collective sex life is contributing to the moral decay of society, and they're also campaigning to criminalise hetero-sex between unwed couples.

Saying that the nation's Muslim values are in danger of being overridden by those pesky international human rights, the group - called Family Love Alliance - is arguing that a law already in place to prohibit same-sex sexual acts between adults and minors should apply to sex acts between consenting adults of the same sex, also.

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Playing the "won't someone think of the children!" card, Asrorun Ni’am Sholeh - the Chairman of the National Child Protection Commission - said that homosexual sex “[tends] to be repeated because there is a factor of addiction in it,” calling for a five-year prison sentence for those convicted because gay sex is putting the nation's children at risk, apparently.

The Family Love Alliance is also very concerned about the prospect of same-sex marriage becoming a reality, because of course they are.

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Sounds ridiculous, right? Only problem is that 3 of the 9 judges on the panel we're like "hmm sounds legit, tell me more"*.

Judge Patrialis Akbar is quoted as saying: “If those values are not articulated in the law, would our country one day become a secular state?”

“This constitution is liberal, yes, because it’s coming from imperialist government,” Akbar said, referencing Indonesia's past as a Dutch colony, musing: “Must all laws that are not in according with the morals and religion have to be synchronized with the local values so this court … [can be] an institution illuminated by the light of God?”

The next hearing is set to take place on August 30.

(*this is not a direct quote)