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OPEN LETTER IN RESPONSE TO THE BOOK REMOVAL BY NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD (NLB)

Leaving aside the point as to how same-sex partnered penguins are somehow analogous to homosexual couples, sociological studies have shown and studied the rise in alternative families. The books above help to broach a highly sensitive subject to children, allowing them to understand that there are different versions of what it means to be a “family”. Removing books that reflect reality in all its diversity is contradictory to how the NLB sees itself as providing knowledge to society.

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FILE A REPORT!

To say this was a bad decision is an understatement. This is a very serious allegation, and since he was the one who brought it up, Mr. Wijeysingha must file a police report. Failing to do so would destroy not just his reputation but that of the Pink Dot movement as well. Like it or not, they are joined together now on this issue. So Mr. Wijeysingha must file a police report; if not for himself, then so it for the Pink Dot movement.

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NEW COPYRIGHT LAW DRAWS MIXED VIEWS FROM THE PUBLIC

Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah said in parliament the amended Act will give copyright owners more powers to protect their rights in cyberspace. One notable measure is to allow content owners obtain Court orders directly to block websites with infringing contents without the need to establish liability on network service providers. Previously, owners have to plead network service providers to remove access to copyright infringing material by issuing a take-down notice. Network providers need not abide to such notices.

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BATTLE FOR THE MIDDLE GROUND

"My own sense is that while a majority of Singaporeans may disapprove of gay practices, they take the stand that people should have the freedom to choose how they want to live their lives, as long as they do not impose their values and preferences on others," says sociologist Tan Ern Ser. "This reflects post-materialist values supportive of self-expression." Institute of Policy Studies senior research fellow Mathew Mathews thinks there will be more "activistic" campaigning to come. "Over the years, as the world changes, more values will be different. You can expect quite a lot of alternative ways of doing things, and more debates in return," he says. "I don't expect there to be any less."

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FCBC Family-themed Church Service Draws 6,000 Worshippers Wearing White

Referring to the ongoing debate over homosexuality, Mr Khong said that he was not pushing a religious agenda but taking a stand on a social and moral issue. Adding that he is doing this out of his love for Singapore and the generations to come, he said that he was “confounded” at being described as confrontational. The Pink Dot event in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community that took place yesterday, he noted, was a "political gathering with a political agenda to change the law of our land".

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Christian leaders must draw ‘clear line’ on Lawrence Khong issue

I would urge all Singapore Christian leaders to reassess if they would continue to let Lawrence Khong represent the faith. This is a pastor who claims that magic and illusions is God's work and that it is the Creator's way of speaking to us. This is a pastor who wears an Armani suit to deliver a sermon and proudly tells the congregation that God has plans for him to be a celebrity star (hence the need to wear branded) so that he can spread Jesus' teachings. This is a pastor who sacked a heavily pregnant staff and refused to compensate her just because she did not “repent” in a certain manner that he wanted her to. This is a pastor that leads a church whose members go around smashing Taoist idols and Chinese ancestral tablets after they converted someone. Is this what Jesus preached? "To love one another as I have loved you."

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Govt leaders must draw ‘clear line’ on LGBT issue: pastor

Ahead of the annual Pink Dot gathering this evening (June 28), Senior Pastor Lawrence Khong of Faith Community Baptist Church fired his latest salvo, questioning the objectives of event organisers and the Government’s stance on the issue. “I find it totally confounding that Pink Dot is allowed to promote its agenda,” Mr Khong said in a statement issued yesterday. “I find it even more disconcerting that the event is being used as a platform of public persuasion to push its alternative lifestyle.”

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PASTOR: CHURCH MUST WORK WITH LIKE-MINDED GROUPS TO OPPOSE PINK DOT!

Last month, the NUS Centre for Asian Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law held a book launch for Mobilising Gay Singapore, which was written by law professor Lynette Chua. Citing the launch, Mr Khong said: “Every pastor should read this (book) to find out what our premier university is promoting. It’s clear the LGBTs in Singapore have been strategising for some 20 years to normalise homosexuality in our nation.”

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LAWRENCE KHONG: IT’S THE GAYS WHO ARE CONFRONTATIONAL, NOT US

We must let our government know that, in allowing the Pink Dot Event to continue without restraint, they are more than tolerating the gay agenda. They are bordering on endorsing and emboldening the LGBT claim to gay rights. We must continue writing private letters to our Ministers. But we have come to the point where the Pink Dot Event is getting so unashamedly public and loud with their agenda that we can no longer just rely on private communication.

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FCBC pastor Lawrence Khong: Refusal to allow pro-family event at Padang puzzling

TOUCH Community Services founding chairman Lawrence Khong yesterday criticised the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s (MSF) move to reject an application by an affiliate of his organisation to hold a pro-family event at the Padang. Responding to TODAY’s queries, Mr Khong — who has regularly spoken out against homosexuality — said he was disappointed with the ministry’s move. He added: “I am puzzled by MSF’s restrictions on TOUCH to organise (the event) and also confused with their position on family.”

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