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Insight: Criminalizing private morality?

  • Franz Magnis-Suseno
    Franz Magnis-Suseno

    Jesuit priest and professor emeritus at the Driyarkara School of Philosophy

Jakarta | Thu, March 1, 2018 | 08:42 am
Insight: Criminalizing private morality? Religions do speak in the name of God, and rightly so, but this God-speak loses all dignity if it goes together with intolerance, threats or violence. (Shutterstock/File)

PREMIUM Last week in The Jakarta Post, Fajri Matahati Muhammadin wrote a highly critical response to United Nations high commissioner for human Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein. At the end of his visit to Indonesia, Al-Hussein had spoken out against the criminalization of homosexuality, urging Indonesians “to move forward — not backward — on human rights”. Noting that “the...

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