If you thought religious rule couldn’t invade your personal business anymore, allow me to introduce you to Terengganu. Terengganu is a Malaysian state that has a problem with public affection. As a result they have created the Public Display of Affection Intelligence Agency or the PDAIA.
The mission of the PDAIA is to look out for any un-Islamic behavior and report it to the religious authorities immediately. But what exactly is un-Islamic behavior? Well for starters, the innocent act of an unmarried couple holding hands qualifies. Or how about the heinous act of kissing between to consenting unmarried adults? Yep, that will get you reported to the Islamic Gestapo too.
What’s frightening about this policy is not just the invasion of one’s personal business, but who is doing the spying. The government will enlist citizen spies like waitresses and janitors. Pitting a country’s citizens against one another can’t be a good idea.
You know… the more I read about these religious extremists, the more they remind me of Nazis. What ever happened to leaving people alone? Many people wonder why I harbor such anger towards religion. This is a prime example. Leave people the f*ck alone and mind your own business. So long as a person’s actions don’t negatively affect another human against their will, then leave them the f*ck alone. It’s none of your damn business.
And you Christians are guilty of this too. So what if two men want a relationship. They are consenting adults who have just as much of a right to happiness as you do. You like chicks, they like dicks. So what. Leave them the f*ck alone. You think they’re going to hell, and they disagree. Get over it and mind your own business. Trust me, the world will be a much happier place.
Yikes! I apologize for the rant… got a little carried away :)
Thanks go out to Jennifurret for the news tip!