Monday, September 10, 2007

Nothing Wrong with Being Gay

I notice there has been many cases of confrontations with the authorities and MOE, like Mr Alfian Sa’at’s relief teaching case, police confronting a group of runners during Pink Run, and now this case of a RI teacher, Mr Otto Fong apparently being told to delete his blogpost on his ‘coming out’ by the school or maybe the MOE. This incident has become a fiasco on the blogosphere. You can read some of the articles on theonlinecitizen

The issue with homosexuality is always a sensitive one but in my opinion, all homosexuals should not be stopped from doing anything that is lawful. In Mr Otto Fong’s situation, if he is a good teacher, what’s wrong with declaring himself as a gay if he does not perform lewd acts in front of the students?

I do know of ‘normal’ friends who are teachers and like to go clubbing with their skimpily dressed female clubbing friends. If Mr Otto Fong gets dismissed because of this blogpost, all heterosexual male teachers should be dismissed too by the same logic that they may deem to be threats to all the girls and women in mixed or girls’ schools.

3 comments:

christao17 said...

Considering that people in opposite sex relationships "declare" their heterosexuality by having pictures of their spouse on their desk or by talking/writing about their spouse, it seems that Otto's coming out isn't markedly different.

R. B. Showman, USA said...

"If Mr Otto Fong gets dismissed because of this blogpost, all heterosexual male teachers should be dismissed too by the same logic that they may deem to be threats to all the girls and women in mixed or girls’ schools."

Hear, hear!

Presencia said...

Thanks for writing this.