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:
Yoong later changed the title of his article to “Times and Seasons” and removed all references to LGBT people.
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”.
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.
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.