Korean Christians in uproar over lesbian voted in as student body president
The election of a lesbian as president of the student body at Korea’s Seoul National University has caused an uproar from the countries Christian right.
Kim Bo-mi, an out lesbian, was voted in as president with a resounding 86.8 per cent of the vote.
Students and senior school staff have supported the move with one official saying:
“I don’t care whether she’s a lesbian or not.”
Leer Soo-jin a students who attends a nearby university said:
“I like her for who she is regardless of her personal life. As long as she does her job right, it doesn’t matter, who cares?”
However, the story has made the front page of several Korean newspapers and the countries conservative Christian have made their displeasure known.
Choi Byun-jin, a 67-year-old former government worker said:
“I am totally against this kind of thing. It is against God’s will. God created human beings as man and woman. They cannot change.”
And one aging Korean army veteran said:
“They should expel her from the university. We are not standing up against our enemies to protect her.”
Kim Bo-Mi has remained defiant though and told media:
“I hope that people love themselves for who they are and live with confidence in this world. So I am telling you here that I am a lesbian.”