Lady Kidu’s attempt to introduce laws to decriminalize homosexuality and prostitution has met with stiff opposition, especially from the churches and from the general public based on traditional and ‘moral’ grounds.
Here’s what a friend of mine put forward and I made my stand clear on this issue. I’m sure we all have our own views on this matter.
I CHALLENGE DAME KIDU, JUDGE KIRBY, WEP KANAWI OR ANY OTHER PROPONENT OF LEGISLATIVE CHANGE TO DECRIMINALISE ACTS OF HOMOSEXUALITY AND PROSTITUTION TO A DEBATE AT AN OPEN FORUM. PREPOSITION/ISSUE: “PROSTITUTION/HOMOSEXUALITY SHOULD BE LEGALISED IN PNG” …………(ANYONE WANNA BE IN MY CORNER????)……I AM DEAD SERIOUS!!! — Tokaut Tokstret
Here’s my response:
“But let’s face it. PNG is a pluralistic society and we would only be fooling ourselves into believing and touting the “Christian Country” badge. It would only go to show what hypocrites we are (and we won’t have to look far for that, trust me).
If a legislative change impinges on my right to live as a human being, especially with respect to those articles set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and if it threatens my democratic rights as a citizen of this nation, then I will definitely fight tooth and nail to my dying breath.
In this instance however, they are seeking more of a ‘luksave‘ if you catch my drift. Its only officiating shit that’s already going down, bro.
Its more about living and co-existing in harmony with other Papua New Guineans, whether they be gay, bi or straight. Whether they be prostitutes or gigolos. Its about recognizing them and their rights.
All Men have a right to freedom of choice, just as much as God gives us the freedom of choice every day we breath. God never placed a picket fence around the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. He only advised them (Adam and Eve) against eating it.
We, as his created beings cannot do otherwise. Free will has to prevail here.
God hates Homosexuality but loves the Homosexual.
God hates Prostitution but loves the Prostitute.”