A second pastor, who appealed to his church members to support another church in its call to lobby the government to retain a law which criminalises sex between men, has deleted references to the issue from his statement.
The idea that "the family unit comprises of a man as Father, a woman as Mother, and Children" is not biblical, writes Rev Miak Siew, executive pastor of Singapore's Free Community Church and member of gay advocacy group People Like Us. Here he responds to a Singapore pastor's recent comments that the acceptance of gays would pose a "looming threat" to the family unit.
A pastor of a megachurch in Singapore has called on his congregation – with a visiting former Prime Minister in the audience – to lobby the government to retain a colonial-era law which criminalises sex between men.
Over 300 representatives from LGBTQ-friendly churches, ministries and fellowships from 10 Asia-Pacific regions including Singapore, Taiwan, and China gathered in Hong Kong last month for a landmark meeting. Raymond Ko reports.
Fridae's Hong Kong correspondent Nigel Collett visits Hong Kong’s inter-denominational Christian community, the Blessed Minority Christian Fellowship which has, for nearly twenty years now, ministered to the LGBT community.