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Unacceptable Behaviour

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I don’t condone uncivilised behaviour with regards to Thio Li-Ann. If you think she is wrong, then rebut her. Point out her fallacies (it is not that hard, they are glaringly obvious). Don’t send her hate-mail or death threats. That just makes us look very very bad.

And for the record, for those calling for her resignation because of her views, I don’t agree with that either. She has the full right to believe what she wants, and make her views known. As do we all. Unless she is proven to routinely discriminate against queer students or those holding views contrary to her own, and unless she is proven to impose her homophobia into her teaching, her views, extreme as they are, are irrelevant to her profession. I do believe in academic freedom, and the same freedom extended to those like Michael Hor and Victor Ramraj in articulating their views for the repeal, should be extended to her.

Having said that, I do think she owes a courtesy to articulate her views in a respectful manner. And come clean as to her judeo-christian influence, and not hide it behind the veneer of legal philosophy.

Siew Kum Hong’s Entry on the threatening note

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November 8, 2007 - Posted by | Politics | , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Oh, she owes a far greater courtesy than that:

    Chosen as NMP because of her expertise in law, I think she owes us a courtesy to illuminate the 377A debate with the light of legal philosophy.

    Otherwise, we should have just gotten Pastor Hong Kee or Pastor Freddy Prince as NMP instead of her.

    Comment by Akikonomu | November 9, 2007 | Reply

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  3. this is really a mountain out of a molehill, if someone wanted her dead, she would be.

    really, if gay people think that martyring someone would be somehow beneficial to their cause, I think many many others (eg: a few pastors who seem to me “protest too much”..) kind of like a ted haggard’ish incident waiting to happen.

    Comment by loupgarou | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  4. Wow, I don’t even need to do anything.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071116/ap_on_hi_te/singapore_game_banned

    Looks like your opponents are winning.
    Quick! Do something! You are making it too easy for the evangelists!

    P.S. Shooting the messenger won’t do anything.

    Comment by SeowTeochew | November 16, 2007 | Reply

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