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Catholic Church may set up support groups for those "struggling with same sex attraction"

Published on Feb 24, 2014 8:13 PM
 
The Catholic Archbishop William Goh has reassured believers of the Church's position that family - comprising heterosexual couples with children - remains the "indispensable, basic building block of society". -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The Catholic Archbishop William Goh has reassured believers of the Church's position that family - comprising heterosexual couples with children - remains the "indispensable, basic building block of society".

But he is also exploring the setting up of support groups for those "struggling with same sex attraction", which would also help their loved ones who have difficulty accepting them.

In a statement on Monday, the Archbishop explained that the Church's non-public engagement of opposing groups on the issue of the Health Promotion Board's (HPB) controversial Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on sexuality is by no means evidence of its "flight" from its "Christian calling to speak the truth and defend the cause of the family", he said.

Uploaded on the board's website last November, the list of 28 questions, which address issues like gender orientation, homosexuality and sexually transmitted infections, first created buzz online early this month.

 
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