Anti-gay rights Singapore academic Thio Li-ann has been invited to teach a human rights course at the NYU’s School of Law.
Thio Li-ann is a former Nominated Member of Singapore’s Parliament.
This means she was appointed by the Singapore government to join parliament, without an election. This can be done as Singapore is a one-party state.
In the Singapore Parliament, Ms. Thio gave an impassioned speech in support of a law that criminalizes homosexual acts.
Here is a sample:
…to say a law which criminalizes homosexual acts because many find it offensive is merely imposing a “prejudice” or “bias” assumes with justification that no reasonable contrary view exists. This evades debate. The liberal argument which says sodomy is a personal choice, private matter and ‘victimless crime’ merely asserts this. It rests precariously on an idiosyncratic notion of “harm” – but “harm” can be both physical and intangible; victims include both the immediate parties and third parties. What is done in ‘private’ can have public repercussions…
Incidentally, one does not have to be religious to consider homosexuality contrary to biological design and immoral; secular philosopher Immanuel Kant considered homosexuality “immoral acts against our animal nature” which did not preserve the species and dishonoured humanity.
Not only was the logic of Ms. Thio’s speech deeply flawed, her histrionic delivery was way over the top. Obviously, Ms. Thio has a very high opinion of herself.
Apparently, NYU shares that opinion.
For your viewing enjoyment, here is the deranged lady on YouTube: