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Indonesia Approves Ban on Extramarital Sex (Quo Vadis, Pope Francis? Part 217)

Indonesia, a Muslim majority nation, looks to protect marriage and Indonesian values. Middle East Islamic nations have laws against LGBT. Orthodox Russia has banned LGBT.

On the other hand, the so-called Christian West, mainly the USA/Canada and the EU (with its Catholic nations), have assaulted marriage, family, faith and life. They have degraded Judeo-Christian culture and values. The liberal West promotes abortion, divorce, all kinds of live-in unions, LGBT and other deviancies. And they do this not only in their own nations, but are imposing these on the rest of the world, especially the poor nations that they continue to exploit.

Indonesia bans extramarital sex, while the Catholic bishops of Germany and Belgium approve of blessing same-sex unions.

Where is the Pope, the Vicar of Christ, the one who should defend and promote authentic Christian values? Unfortunately, he sympathizes a lot with the West.

Indonesia approves ban on extramartial sex, cohabitation of unmarried couples

'The aim is to protect the institution of marriage and Indonesian values,' said a government spokesman.

The Indonesian national flag on top of the Fatahillah museum building in Jakartaegaranugrah / Shutterstock

Indonesia has passed a new criminal code that bans sex outside of marriage and the cohabitation of unmarried couples.

On Tuesday the nation’s parliament approved the overhauled code, which applies to both Indonesians and foreigners. Sex outside of marriage is punishable by up to one year in jail, but complaints can only be brought to authorities by a spouse, parent, or child.

According to Channel News Asia, the new code was supported by members of all political parties and will not take full effect for another three years “to allow for implementing regulations to be drafted.” Observers say its passage reflects the increasing popularity of conservative Islamic sentiment within the country’s political landscape.

“The aim is to protect the institution of marriage and Indonesian values, while at the same time being able to protect the privacy of the community and also negate the rights of the public or other third parties to report this matter or ‘playing judge’ on behalf of morality,” Albert Aries, spokesman for the justice ministry, told Channel News Asia.

Home to over 275 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and boasts the world’s largest Muslim population. Nearly 86% of the populace is Muslim.

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