Indonesia Sets Exam Traps For Gay Teachers

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The country of Indonesia is currently being ridiculed for trying to scare off gay educators from overseas.

According to the New York Times, foreign educators looking to teach in Indonesia are being tested with a psychological exam loaded with an anti-gay agenda. The test includes true or false questions. These questions are being used to root out gay teachers and teachers with pro-gay stances.

According to Towleroad, some examples include “The gender composition of an orgy would be irrelevant to my decision to participate” and “I would feel uncomfortable knowing my daughter’s or son’s teacher was homosexual.” 

As the New York Times writes, this initiative is working under a 2015 government regulation that prohibits international schools from hiring foreign teachers who have ‘an indication of abnormal sexual behavior or orientation.’”

For the country of Indonesia, this is just the latest in a series of anti-gay initiatives performed by the government. Back in September, the country was met with international controversy after politicians attempted to pass a law banning sex outside of marriage. The attempted law was thought of as a human rights violation and a thinly veiled attempt to ban homosexuality.

According to CNN, the Human Rights Watch called the draft criminal code “disastrous not only for women and religious and gender minorities, but for all Indonesians.”

Advocates then tried to appeal to Indonesian President Joko Widodo and get him to delay the 628-article bill. He eventually did so saying that the bill needed “further study.”

Unfortunately, there seems to be no end in sight for the anti-gay policymaking in Indonesia.

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