Some Christians and Muslims in Singapore are openly declaring their disapproval by wearing white for the Pink Dot event which promotes sexual orientation equality. They might not be religious but it appears they are against the Pink Dot event for “endorsing homosexuality”.
The Pink Dot event will start today 5pm (Jun 13) at the Hong Lim Park, and according to its organizers, the event is about acceptance of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transvestites (LGBTs) in society. The event was even congratulated by the United States Embassy in Singapore for holding its event on the 6th year.
Mediacorp celebrity Patricia Mok has also lent weight to support the Pink Dot event:
In recent years, there have been more acceptance to LGBTs in Singapore society as compared to the past where such individuals were normally shamed and avoided.
However, there are some Christians and Muslims in Singapore who are against the open celebration of sexual equality because it threatens their view on “natural family”. They believe that sexual orientations are influenced during a person’s growing up stage, and that no LGBTs is naturally born.
Many countries around the world, especially the first world countries like the United States, Europe and Australia have introduced bills to allow for marriage equality where a couple can be married regardless of their gender. Statistically, sex criminals like rapists and molestors are mostly heterosexuals. There are also a higher percentage of divorce rate among heterosexuals as compared to married gay couples.
Currently only third world countries like Iraq, Dominican Republic and Indonesia enact laws that punish homosexuals. The Singapore Government has retained a law that criminalizes gay sex, but homosexuals are not openly discriminated at in terms of employment and opportunities
Please note that the State Times Review editor is neutral and being neutral means gay marriage is none of my business. I do not promote gay marriage neither am I against it.