Singapore pastor sees red over country's Pink Dot movement

Singapore pastor sees red over country's Pink Dot movement May 2, 2016

Yang Tuck Yoong, senior pastor of Singapore’s Community Church, has expressed outrage over a promotional video released by Pink Dot – a non-profit LGBT organisation – featuring lesbian pastor Pauline Ong of Free Community Church.
According to this report, the video infuriated Yoong, who said in a blog post that it is:

Deceptive for untaught people watching it. Let me put it in simple and unambiguous terms: A homosexual Christian is an oxymoron. You cannot live a lifestyle that the Bible condemns and say you’re a believer in Jesus Christ at the same time.

He said that the claims in the video were “deceptive”, and were purposely used as a”strategy” by Pink Dot to advocate for cultural acceptance and normalisation of non-heterosexual orientations and relationships.

They say ‘we’re Christians too and this is what we believe’. But please read your Bible and don’t misquote it. I assure you that a practicing homosexual will not see the insides of heaven if they continue down this path.

The idiot blathered on:

Any attempt to change God’s definition of what constitutes a true marriage will lead to a disastrous path of fatherless-ness or motherless-ness, and we’re now witnessing the fruit of this malady in our generation.
A police report was lodged against Yang last year for writing a blogpost titled “Firing the First Salvo”. In the post he called for the church to take up “battle footing and be battle ready” so it could deal with “the LGBT issue”.

Yoong later changed the title of his article to “Times and Seasons” and removed all references to LGBT people.
Pink Dot has been holding an annual gathering in Hong Lim Park since 2009. In its first year, the event which attracted 2,500 participants but had grown substantially. It attracted 28,000 supporters to its event in its 6th year.
A participant pictured at an earlier Pink Dot event.
A participant pictured at an earlier Pink Dot event.
Many corporate sponsors too have thrown their weight behind the organisers of the event.
But last year, a grounds-up movement consisting mainly of fundamentalist Christians and Muslim spoke up against Pink Dot. The movement led by prominent religious figures like Reverend Lawrence Khong, senior pastor of Faith Community Baptist Church, started the “Wear White” campaign to counter Pink Dot.
Last year, the Pink Dot movement expressed its disappointment with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s views on same sex marriage, and invited him to attend their event at Hong Lim Park:

To meet with the individuals, families, and loving couples who form a vibrant part of Singapore’s social fabric.

Pink Dot’s 2016 event is scheduled for June 4.

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  • Broga

    Here is an excellent request from Yoong: ” But please read your Bible and don’t misquote it. ” Fastest route to atheism.

  • Raul Miller

    Well according to the Bable, Yahweh used to get his knickers in a bunch over people who ate shellfish; but he seems to have grown out of that one. Maybe he’ll grow out of this one as well, who knows with that capricious genocidal maniac.

  • Vanity Unfair

    ” I assure you that a practicing homosexual will not see the insides of heaven if they continue down this path.”
    Well, I can’t argue with that but why the restrictions?

  • L.Long

    Another xtian dimwit that does not know what the buyBull says. “A homosexual Christian is an oxymoron. “is 100% wrong!!! As being a xtian means self hate and guilt. So a self hating guilty gay can be an xtian, he fits right in.!!!
    Also where does it say being gay is non-xtian?!?!?!?
    I’ve not found it. All I know is that all you need to be xtian is highly delusional.

  • ASQ

    Correction: Pastor Pauline Ong is a lesbian, while her friend Joan is the straight ally whom Pauline helped. Did anybody reporting on this actually watch the video? :/

  • barriejohn

    You cannot live a lifestyle that the Bible condemns and say you’re a believer in Jesus Christ at the same time.
    Absolutely correct. Why are more Christians not stating this?

  • Barry Duke

    @ ASQ: Thanks for pointing out the error. I have amended the report.

  • Stuart H.

    I note the reverend gentleman is wearing a pink tie.
    Closet case, dumb or is there a sectarian split within ‘Wear White’ already?

  • Broga

    “Deceptive for untaught people watching it.” By untaught he means people who exercise their reason and have not been indoctrinated into the drivel he believes in. Why doesn’t he read his bible and follow what it commands? We know the answer.

  • gedediah

    Is there anything attributed to Jesus that says LGBT people can’t go to heaven? Isn’t all that hate stuff in the OT only?

  • Cali Ron

    ” I assure you that a practicing homosexual will not see the insides of heaven if they continue down this path.” I can assure you neither him nor anybody else will go to heaven because it doesn’t exist except in the minds of the deluded.
    No where does the bible explicitly condemn homosexuality except for in Leviticus where it includes other laws like stoning any man who sleeps in the same bed with a woman on her period. I haven’t heard to many christians calling for the stoning of husbands who don’t kick their wife’s out into the “red tent” every month. It’s almost universally excepted in the christian denominations that the whole christ thing and the new testament made the old testament rules obsolete and yet they pick that one reference to attack gays. The new testament is pretty explicit that it takes only one thing (accepting christ as your ….) to go to heaven, no mention of gays being exempted from that rule.
    That being said, it’s all Bull Shit anyway.

  • Peter Sykes

    “Do those people who hold up the Bible as an inspiration to moral rectitude have the slightest notion of what is actually written in it?” – Richard Dawkins

  • Ate Berga

    @Barry Duke
    You say lebian, I say lesbian.

  • Barry Duke

    Whoops, Ate. Corrected.