The name of this new religion is human rights.
When the United Nations Convention of Human Rights was adopted in 1948, nobody thought human rights would one day become a “religion”.
The Guardian of UK carried an article on this new religion by Anthony Julius (http://www.guardian.co.uk/
commentisfree/2010/apr/19/ human-rights-new-secular- religion). Julius says: A human rights discourse now dominates politics; there is a powerful human rights "movement". It is the new secular religion of our time.
The power of human rights is not confine to politics but intertwine with social life resulting in movements such as gay and lesbian movements. These movements are not only to be found in the United States, but also in Europe, and elsewhere.
If we are no vigilant, Malaysia may soon be engulfed by these movements.
This new religion is causing havoc in some western countries. France, had voted to legalise same sex marriage. Some states in the United States have also legalised same sex marriage. There were streets protests opposing the law in France.
Although Malaysia does not ratify the UNCHR, we adopted the spirits of the convention by forming the Human Rights Commission.
What is more important though, we have been amending or even repealed some of our laws to conform to demands of human rights groups, which needless to say, will facilitate the arrival of this new religion.
Watch out for certain political parties and NGOs with this agenda.