Protesting homophobic statements and behaviour during Singapore General Elections 2011
We, the undersigned, wish to register our opposition to and strongest condemnation of the homophobic statements by potential candidates and members of the public during the Singapore General Election in 2011. Fearmongering by a vocal minority regarding a non-existent issue (the so-called 'gay agenda') detracts from discussion of issues that are both more important and more relevant to the majority of Singaporeans (e.g. the economy). We urge all Singaporeans to be respectful of each other as fellow human beings and to desist from engaging in 'gutter politics' and useless mudslinging. Furthermore, we wish to urge all participants in the political process to refrain from personal attacks and instead demonstrate why a particular candidate is or is not suitable for public office. Innuendo and mudslinging lowers the tone of political discourse and is unworthy of a country which aspires to be considered part of the First World.