11 Sep '18, 2pm

The Myth of Abrahamic Fundamentalism in Singapore

A common complaint of liberals in Singapore is that its vaunted social conservatism is a myth and that it's really a minority of intolerant, fundamentalist Christians (and, sotto voce, Muslims) who have these views and that they are trying to push their regressive, outdated social views on everyone else. Perhaps the most visible such flashpoint is the perennial bugbear 377A which nominally criminalises gay male sex (about which after 11 years , I still don't think people should campaign to repeal). In the wake of the Indian Supreme Court 's striking down their version of the law, in a judgment tinged with judicial activism, the repeal movement in Singapore has had new life breathed into it (even if the anti-repeal camp is currently more than 17 times ahead in signature count). Luckily, we have a timely survey from IPSOS showing that 55% of people in Singapore support 377A ...

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