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ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM GOH: GAYS CAN BE IN A RELATIONSHIP BUT THEY CANNOT HAVE SEX

The Church does not disapprove of a loving relationship between same-sex individuals that is chaste and faithful but a sexual relationship between same-sex individuals as it is not in accordance with the divine plan of God. Same-sex inclination in itself is not a sin but as love often seeks to express itself physically, the challenge to be chaste and faithful to the divine plan of God is ever present. I apologize if my initial statement conveyed insensitivity as from your feedback, I have come to realize that there is much variation in thought and lifestyle within this community.

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A SINKIE’S MESSAGE TO CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS AND HOMOSEXUALS

How did it turn to this? How did our chillax little Singapore turn into this circus where people start thinking only about themselves, their needs and ignore the repercussions on others, the feelings of others? When I say this, I am referring to the Catholics, Christians, the Muslims and the Homosexuals. All of you. All of you are guilty of intolerance and being full of yourselves. It's as though the whole world revolves only around your needs and wants. How about the others? How about Singaporeans who just wish to lead their lives in relative peace and quiet?

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ARCHBISHOP’S MESSAGE: RE-STATEMENT OF THE CHURCH’S POSITION ON THE FAMILY

However, the Church also believes that when God created man (and woman), He had intended for them to "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it". (Genesis 1:28) For this reason, although the Church treats each individual, regardless of his/her sexual orientation, with sensitivity and respect for his/her dignity, she upholds the view that LGBT sexual relationships are not in accordance with the plan of God. This kind of lifestyle should not be promoted by Catholics as it is detrimental to society, is not helpful to integral human development and contrary to Christian values.

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