Author

Seow Hon TAN

Publication Type

News Article

Publication Date

10-2007

Abstract

The relevance of moral values endorsed by religious persons in public decision-making has often been debated. The issue comes to the fore again in relation to the debate on Section 377A of the Penal Code dealing with acts of gross indecency between males. With the flourishing of diverse viewpoints that is a natural consequence of a liberal democratic society, and with greater participation by an increasingly sophisticated citizenry online and in the media, particularly in a nation in which those without religious affiliations make up only 15 per cent of the population, the ground rules of public discourse must be ironed out.

Keywords

Religion, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Law and Society | Religion Law

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Straits Times

ISSN

1692-9344

Publisher

Singapore Press holdings

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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