27 June 2014

Anti-Gay, WearWhite Movement Mobilized in Singapore

WearWhite Movement
Majority of Singaporeans are against same-sex marriage, even as “Pink Dot” gay movement has seen slow-growing support since it began in 2009 and attracted corporate sponsors including BP, Goldman Sachs and Google.

A study by the Institute of Policy Studies released at the start of 2014 found that 78.2 percent of Singaporeans felt sexual relations between two adults of the same sex was always or almost always wrong, and 72.9 percent of them were against gay marriage.

To give these voices a chance to be heard, amid the false and noisy claims of the minority gay that they are widely accepted, the Singapore government has allowed both Christian and Muslim leaders to urge their followers to wear white this coming weekend (28-29 June 2014). This move is intended to show to everyone in Singapore and the rest of the world that the gay agenda will not be rammed easily into the throats of anybody.

Singapore is seeing growing anger over selfish gay rights agenda – in a country where dissent is actively discouraged and political gatherings require a permit regardless of how many people are involved.

Last year’s sparsely-attended "Pink Dot" rally was held just months after the High Court rejected a petition to repeal a law that criminalizes sex between men.

Ustaz Noor Deros, a Muslim teacher, launched the WearWhite movement in early June 2014, urging Muslims not to take part in the next "Pink Dot" event, and to wear white garments to prayers on that night as they usher in the holy month of Ramadan. Its Facebook page has attracted more than 3,000 "Likes."

"The movement’s genesis was from our observations of the growing normalization of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) in Singapore," the WearWhite website says.

That movement has been joined by Lawrence Khong, head of the Faith Community Baptist Church, and the LoveSingapore network of churches. He encouraged members of his church to wear white at this weekend’s services. Khong said that WearWhite movement was meant to defend the official position of the government.

"We cannot and will not endorse homosexuality. We will continue to resist any public promotion of homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle," Khong said in a Facebook posting.