The mayor of the Indonesian city of Tangerang has said milk formula and instant noodles can make babies gay. Arief R Wismansyah made the comments at a city-run pregnancy seminar, puzzling many in attendance.
“To create Indonesian children that are healthy smart and competitive, the most important thing is, from the beginning, to provide them adequate nutrition, especially breastfeeding.”
Seeming to be TOTALLY unaware of this thing called “science”, Wismansyah went on to say parents were so busy that they often only fed their children formula and instant foods – which could have a permanent negative effect on their development, you know, like making them gay…
“So, it’s no wonder that recently there are more LGBT.”
This would be funny if it wasn’t just the most recent anti-gay comment to come out of Indonesia. Their leading psychiatrists recently classed homosexuality as “mental disorder” – claiming it should NOT be left “untreated” – whateverthefuck that means?
Earlier this month, the country’s Communications and Information Ministry announced plans to ban Tumblr due to its “LGBT content”, after telling social media outlets WhatsApp and Facebook to limit the use of gay emojis. (WTF?!)
Last year, an Indonesian province introduced a new law that re-introduces caning as a punishment for homosexuality – and it also applies to foreign tourists, FYI. The brutal practice takes place in the province of Aceh – the only part of the Asian nation which enforces Islamic Sharia law and has autonomous control over crime and punishment.
Let’s mark Indonesia as another place NOT to visit along with Russia and Alabama. (via Pink News)