RAEL publicly sent his support to Ok So Ri , the popular Korean actress who has been prosecuted for adultery in Korea and risks 2 years in jail. RAEL said :" The Korean Government is enforcing stupid middle-age laws which were imposed by fanatical Catholic lobbyists 50 years ago in a country which is predominantly and historically Buddhist. The same catholic lobbying pushed the Korean government to deny my access into Korea, due to my pro-human-cloning declarations and books in what is my fundamental freedom of thought and freedom of speech. It's the only country in the world where I was denied access - proving that the Korean government is trying to deny its people the freedom of information that thankfully they can access through the internet anyway.
Korea will also be the only non-Muslim country to enforce anti-adultery laws. It is time for young generations to put pressure on the government and their elected representatives so that the middle-age laws are suppressed. Claiming that anti-adultery laws protect the social order is a joke. Social order doesn't rely on the private sexual life of its citizens . As the Ex-Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre-Elliot Trudeau, declared in 1967: "There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.".
All modern countries rid themselves a long time ago of these middle-age Catholic anti-adultery laws and it's about time that Korea, which is predominantly Buddhist and not Catholic, also eradicate them.
The problem in Korea is that, even if the Catholics are a minority, their lobbying of the politicians is very powerful, trying to impose their antiquated values to all citizens, including the non-catholic majority. It is about time for the non-catholics to stop being politically bullied by a minority which is remotely controlled by the Vatican .
Every year 1200 people are indicted for adultery but almost none of them are sent to jail. It's time for a courageous Korean journalist to check how many among them were male Korean politicians, and if none of them were ever jailed, it's proof that not only does Korea disrespect the fundamental freedom of the people, but that it is a terribly macho and sexist country, jailing only women, while male politicians continue to have extra-marital affairs without risk. The women's associations of Korean should then organise a public protest against this terrible sexual discrimination and ask for the cancellation of the law or its application without any double standards for men .
Until the law is changed, young generations should protest against it, and the best way to do that is to not get married at all. Now, in modern countries like United states and Europe, more than 50 % of couples live together without being married, even those having children without any problem whatsoever. As 50% of marriages end in divorce, its also a big money-saver and a "de-dramatizer" of separations which can then be made in a friendly manner. If you are not married, then the anti-adultery laws do not apply - as it can only be enforced on married citizens! Even more important, as it keeps more respect between partners, unmarried couples stay together much longer than married couples as they do not feel trapped in the artificial social jail known as "marriage". So if you wish your love story to live longer : don't get married! Then you will also have the freedom, when the love story ends, to have other sexual partners without the risk of being sent to jail.