Holier Than Thou
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- An Indonesian lawmaker who helped pass a tough anti-pornography law resigned Monday after he got caught watching sexually explicit videos on his computer during a parliamentary debate.
The scandal has transfixed this predominantly Muslim nation since a local photojournalist filmed Arifinto, a member of the staunchly Islamic Prosperous Justice Party, gazing at the downloaded porn sites Friday.
The anti-porn law was used in January to sentence Nazril "Ariel" Irham, lead singer of the country's most popular band Peterpan, to 3 1/2 years in jail after two homemade sex tapes found their way to the Internet.
Last year, the editor in chief of Playboy Indonesia was given two years behind bars.
Hypocrisy, like irony, is a tough concept to get right. But unless this censorious Quran bothering prig tosses himself behind bars for several years, he has bemerded himself in its stench.