Political and religious homophobia in Korea

(Right-wing) “patriotic Christian political forces” is the cover story of Hankyoreh 21 magazine after their violent and hate-filled disruption of the human rights charter hearing in Seoul last week.

In what was only the latest in insanely regressive political climate in Korea, Pastor Choi I-u (최이우) an outspoken homophobic evangelical pastor notorious for his stance against anti-discrimination (i.e. he’s all pro-discrimination) has been confirmed as a non-permanent executive board member of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea.

This political-religious configuration rests on three ideological pillars: extreme homophobia, rabid anti-communism, and senseless Islamophobia.

hankyoreh 21 cover 2014-11-26