Random Links 277 ("Let the games begin" Malaysia Edition)

Roles reversed, BN the David against Anwar the Goliath

The media loves to use Biblical imagery when it fits them.  We need to get a copyright on the David and Goliath story, then we’ll save some energy from needing to work so hard for fundraising. Anyway, whatever they say, who’s really the David, and who’s really the Goliath … God knows!  🙂

Saiful: Sodomy wasn’t consensual

Anwar questions accuser’s timing

Talk about timing … talk about content …

Barisan Rakyat’s campaign to send Anwar to Parliament

The quiet but firm Barisan Rakyat arises again? I could feel a similar current in the main stream media similar to the build up to March 8th elections. The SMS Haris is asking us to send says it all …

Media massa arus p’dana akn m’perdayakan rkyt & m’cari helah utk gagalkan Dtk Seri Anwar Ibrm di P/Pauh dgn berita palsu – m’jatuhkan nama Dtk Seri & menanam rasa syak wasangka. Jom boikot! Jgn beli s/kabar & jgn p’caya berita radio/TV. Sebar kpd kwn2 di P/Png & P/Pauh.

Hopeful in Permatang Pauh

A new independent Malaysian news site .. emerges!

For Heaven’s Sake: Missing the point

When a Jesuit scholar from Malaysia speaks like this, some of us sit up and listen 🙂

To read the story of Sodom as a condemnation of homosexuality is to miss the point of the text completely. This misreading deprives our schooling in morality of a powerful tale about how sex, whether heterosexual or homosexual, should not be used as a weapon of domination. What is also lost by such a reading is the key notion of hospitality: that in generously honouring the strangers in our midst, and being humble before them, we unknowingly give honour to the Divine. Seeing in the text a condemnation of consensual homosexual acts also lends divine sanction to prejudice against homosexual persons. Wherever else one may seek for justification to label homosexual acts a sin, or a crime — and we should never confuse these two categories — the story of Sodom is not the place.

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