Bedroom bill: Proposed ‘family resilience’ law would require LGBT people to report for ‘rehabilitation’

first_imgA draft bill on family resilience proposed by members of the House of Representatives defines homosexuality as sexual deviance and requires lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to report to authorities for rehabilitation.Article 85 of the draft bill, a copy of which was obtained by The Jakarta Post on Wednesday, stipulates that a state body responsible for “family resilience” would be required to handle “family crises due to sexual deviation” through spiritual guidance and social, psychological and medical rehabilitation.Furthermore, the bill defines sexual deviations as “urges to achieve sexual satisfaction through unusual and unreasonable ways, which include sadism, masochism, incest and homosexuality.” The bill later enumerates what it considers non-physical threats, including “individualism, secularism, casual sex propaganda, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [LGBT] propaganda.”Gerindra Party lawmaker Sodik Mujahid, one of the bill’s proponents, said LGBT behavior should be reported for treatment because it would disrupt the future of the mankind.“Let’s look at it more fundamentally. The practice of homosexuality for example – does it not disrupt the future of mankind on a family basis?” he said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.Sodik added that the provision on rehabilitation for homosexuals was based on the values of state ideology Pancasila, which he said opposed homosexuality.He also questioned criticism saying that the state should not issue legal regulations on private matters such as sexuality.“I think Pancasila has a different measure of what constitutes private and national matters. Maybe in Western countries this is a private matter. However, it’s not private when it comes to Pancasila,” the Gerindra politician went on to say.Sodik said all the items in the proposed bill aimed to provide protection and empowerment for families as the basic social unit. “Ethics, morals and behaviors start from families. That’s why we must strengthen families, including by protecting them from such things,” he said. (syk)Topics : The bill defines homosexuality as a social identity problem in which someone loves others of the same sex.“Families experiencing crises due to sexual deviation are required to report their members to agencies handling family resilience or rehabilitation institutions to undergo treatment,” Article 86 of the draft bill states.The bill also requires adults experiencing “sexual deviation” to report to authorities or relevant rehabilitation centers, which would be established by a state body responsible for family resilience.Article 50 of the draft bill requires the government and regional administrations to protect families from physical and non-physical threats.last_img read more

The reason professional golfers make great property investors

first_imgA university study has revealed the reasons why top-flight golfers make excellent property investment decisions.IF you want to become a better real estate investor, perhaps it’s time to hit the greens and improve your swing.According to CQUniversity senior lecturer, Dr Julie Knutsen, professional golfers possess an innate set of skills they can be applied as property investors to boost their chances of profitable returns.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoDr Knutsen, who will present her findings at CQUniversity’s annual Property Conference on Friday August 18, said the difference between scoring a real estate Albatross and a double bogey was found on the fairway between the ears.“There are three psychological errors common to both bad golf play and ineffective decisions about property investment,” Dr Knutsen said.Dr Knutsen said poor golfers and their investor counterparts were over-optimistic, over-confidence and held a belief all influencing events could be controlled.“However, studies show that professional golfers have learned to manage these errors and understand the final play-off is won with patience, focus and commitment to sound judgment,” she said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter on @kieranclairlast_img read more