Indonesia Minister says Porn, Racy TV Shows Caused Earthquake

December 2, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Indonesia experienced a deadly earthquake in September that killed 1,000 people in the populated Southeast Asian nation. And recently, a government minister visiting the site of the devastation in the province of Padang, blamed the quake on porn and immoral TV shows. That’s right, sneaking a peek at a porno DVD may cause a natural disaster. There are probably a lot of Indonesian teen boys feeling pretty guilty right about now.

Communication and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring, led a prayer meeting on Friday in Padang, when he lectured the assembled group on their immorality and charged that sinful behavior results in natural disasters. He targeted television programs and Indonesia-made pornographic DVDs available in the local markets.

According to the Jakarta Globe, Sembiring’s bizarre comments set off a flurry of Twitter comments, suggesting the minister needs to clean house in the government first, before blaming public immorality for the country’s natural disasters.

Besides porn, the cause of the many earthquakes and volcanoes in the region is more likely due, to the multiple geological fault-lines in Indonesia.

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2 Responses to “Indonesia Minister says Porn, Racy TV Shows Caused Earthquake”

  1. korky on December 3rd, 2009 12:57 am

    perhaps it might be acceptable to say things like that in Indonesia, but he should not be allowed to speak from now on, on any international platform. what a religious crack pot. this kind of thing is very damaging as it keeps people’s thought back in the dark ages..

  2. Old Man Dotes on December 4th, 2009 5:34 pm

    It’s just proof that intelligence is not a requirement to hold government office. But we had plenty of proof of that with Bush Jr. in the White House for 8 years.

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