Tag Archives: Vincent Wijeysingha

A CATHOLIC’S RESPONSE TO DR VINCENT WIJEYSINGHA

This however does not mean that we shun this extra-special people away. We still have to treat them justly as how we would treat anyone else. I belief that The Most Reverend William Goh is Sincere in his letter "that the Catholic church regarded each individual, regardless of their sexual orientation as being a child of God, “and is therefore worthy of love and respect”, and that the church also discouraged discrimination of any kind." Although some may not be as hospitable to the LGBT ppl, but however, this "some" does not represent the Catholic diocese of Singapore, those who are obedient to the Bishop are the people to represent the Catholics.

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Dr Vincent Wijeysingha, I Think You Got It Wrong

For someone who prides himself as a social worker, an advocate of rights and transparency, Vincent comes across as being irresponsible and unfair when he attacks the Catholic Church via an unsubstantiated allegation. If he was indeed sexually harassed, he should name the priest involve, bring it to the attention of the Catholic Church, or the authorities, and not name-shame the Church just because he does not agree with what the Archbishop has said about the LGBT community.

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VINCENT WIJEYSINGHA: I WAS MOLESTED BY A CATHOLIC PRIEST WHEN I WAS 15

When I was fifteen, I came into unfortunate contact with a priest who would engage me in play wrestling and attempt to touch my crotch in the process. He once brought me to his bedroom and took a stack of pornographic magazines from his wardrobe to show me. I was fifteen. I haven't till now disclosed this sorry incident publicly. It never seemed momentous and so far as I’m aware, it didn’t damage me. But Archbishop William Goh’s pronouncements this weekend prompted me to. The Catholic church long ago surrendered its right to participate in the moral debate and Goh’s statement must be put in this proper context.

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Vincent Wijeysingha: Straits Times trying to discredit Roy Ngerng’s character by alluding to his homosexuality

Your writer noted that Mr Roy Ngerng, who is now facing a defamation suit by the Prime Minister, is homosexual. It is entirely untrue, as your writer claims, that Mr Ngerng came to prominence when he "revealed" his sexuality in his blog. Mr Ngerng came to prominence for his writings on matters of serious public importance which have attracted almost two million hits since he began. Mr Ngerng's sexuality is no more an issue in the defamation action than Mr Lee Hsien Loong's sexuality or indeed the sexuality of any other person involved in this case.

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Little India COI: Vincent Wijeysingha takes the stand

It wasn’t just the hazy morning which drove me to the air-conditioned COI courtroom. It was the fact that Vincent Wijeysingha would be giving evidence. Now this is the man who complained about the Attorney-General’s Office being appointed to lead evidence. His thesis: How can the G’s lawyer be independent enough to lead evidence at a hearing which might hurt the G? So there I was at Court 13, expecting fireworks. What will Vincent W say? Will he be given a fair shake?

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Post-Riot Apprehensions and Activism

The COI, quickly set up before the weekend to assure the public, would issue its findings in 6 months. I’m not at all particular if there is a COI or not. Nevertheless, the composition of the COI with visible Indian members is also an assurance to the foreign workers and overseas South Asian audience that there is no racism underfoot. The COI is in essence a public relations show that if there is something wrong, the government would fix it. There is however a missed opportunity here if the government really wanted to stage a show – the COI should have also included a PAP MP, and also a WP MP.

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