Tolerance

PPL AGAINST PINKDOT ARE NOT OLD-FASHIONED, LGBTS ARE THE INTOLERANT ONES!

Our reader defended those who got offended by Pink Dot's advertisement at Cathay Cineleisure. He/she said that people who are against Pink Dot are not old-fashioned or easily offended. Instead, it is the LGBTs who do not tolerate their views and portray them as such. The reader said homosexuality itself is even more old fashioned as it dates back to ancient Greek and Rome. He/she accepts LGBT colleagues and friends but is against those who try to make homosexuality a mainstream culture. What do you think?

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PM LEE: BUDDHIST COMMUNITY IS THE MOST ACCEPTING & TOLERANT GROUP IN S'PORE

Speaking at an event organised by the Singapore Buddhist Federation to celebrate Vesak Day and commemorate SG50, Mr Lee noted how the community does good work to help Singaporeans - regardless of race language and religion. He said that he was grateful that the group had set the tone of tolerance and acceptance of other faiths.

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Heng Swee Keat’s tolerance call timely

I applaud Education Minister Heng Swee Keat’s call for open acceptance, or at least measured tolerance, of a multifaceted Singapore society (“Reach out beyond main races here”; Tuesday). One cannot ignore the fact that our city-state will only grow more diverse and more engaged with the world as we strive to maintain our competitive edge. Lest foreign talent and investors are spooked, we should heed the call for an open mindset that better ties in with our First World economy status.

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SG CIVIL SOCIETY: CALL FOR COMPASSION, DIALOGUE AND MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING ON LGBTQ ISSUES

No individual or group in a democracy should impinge on others in an unjust manner. Our freedom to fully express ourselves according to our conscience must come with the reciprocal responsibility to accord the same freedom to other people. This holds true even if these others hold beliefs that deeply contradict our own. No individual or group should therefore be vilified, condemned, or subjected to harassment or abuse – physical or otherwise – or suffer any other form of reprisal simply for taking a position, taking part or identifying with a range of LGBTQ issues.

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