Singapore actor Lim Yu Beng has joined the growing chorus of netizens condemning recent pleas by two church pastors against the repeal of Section 377A in Singapore.
"To put it simply, Pastor Khong wants it illegal to be homosexual in Singapore. My point is this. Nobody is making it compulsory for him to be gay. Why should he make it compulsory for others to be straight?," he said in a Facebook post on Sunday.
The respected veteran stage and film actor said he was not questioning the Pastor’s beliefs but rather "his right to impose those interpretations on others through legislation".
Lim’s comments come amid a growing and bitter debate in the past week over Senior Pastor Lawrence Khong’s plea to the government not to overturn Section 377A, which criminalises sex between consenting gay men. Read the full story.