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Gay lifestyle against Bible, says Council of Churches

Published on Jun 26, 2014 9:28 AM

Amid protests by various groups against this Saturday's Pink Dot event, the National Council of Churches of Singapore issued a statement last night to all its members reiterating that homosexual and bisexual practices go against the teachings of the Bible.

But it does not condemn those who struggle with their sexual orientation or gender identity, it added.

The council, which represents more than half of the 500 or so churches here, urged members of the Christian community to "always act with grace and restraint should they engage with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community over the coming event".

It noted that current discourse on the issue has been "prompted by the intention of the LGBT community to hold a Pink Dot picnic" this Saturday, and that it has "generated strong reactions among Singaporeans, including Christians".

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