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Old 08-11-2016, 07:03 AM
 
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Indonesia declares, 'no room' for gays | Bangkok Post: news
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:21 AM
 
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It's so miserable to be in these Islamic countries. Islam is out of place in the 21 at century.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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Don't believe the media hype. Indonesia has always had a 'don't ask - don't tell' policy when it comes to gay. I lived there for a number of years, and while I'm not gay, I've had quite a few gay friends there who seemed to be doing fine, some of them living together with their gay partners happily.

Heck, they even had a special square in Jakarta (probably still do) for gay and transgender prostitures to hang out so customers of similar orientation knew where to go. This on top of other red district locations scattered all over the city that everyone knew about. And prostitution is supposedly illegal in Indonesia.

As long as they didn't flaunt their lifestyle in your face, nobody cared.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:15 AM
 
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yes, If you actually read the article, they cite the LGBT tights groups as "modern warfare," and it also started about the time the pimple on gay marriage in the US was coming to a head. But, you are correct, it appears, the don't ask; don't tell seemed to be quid pro quo for decades.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:52 PM
 
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It's so miserable to be in these Islamic countries. Islam is out of place in the 21 at century.
Dude , Indonesia is a Republic ( Republik Indonesia ) . not an Islamic country.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:57 PM
 
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It's their official religion.
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:26 AM
 
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Dude , Indonesia is a Republic ( Republik Indonesia ) . not an Islamic country.
Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan and the Maldives are not Islamic countries?
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:46 AM
 
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A cornucopia of love for the LGBT community.

Islamic scholars in Indonesia push for death penalty for sex abuse and gay and lesbian 'crimes' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:01 PM
 
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Yeah, these Islamic scholars are about as legitimate and widely regarded in Indonesia as the nutjobs at Westboro Baptist Church in the US.

I also would take any Indonesian 'news' from an Aussie source with a grain of salt, given the two countries' love-hate relationship.
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:54 AM
 
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Yup, it's the 7th century in slo-mo. These folks are ill suited for the 21st century. I feel sad for the poor kids born to these people. What a miserable, hate filled way to live.
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