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Singapore anti-gay pastor behind petition targeting health ministry

A prominent church pastor has finally claimed responsibility for a 2-week-old anti-gay petition which demands the health ministry reviews its online brochure on sexuality for failing to warn against the 'homosexual lifestyle.'

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15th February 2014 11:46

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

A pastor of a megachurch in Singapore, who once referred to the LGBT rights movement as the ‘onslaught of the evil one’, has revealed himself to be behind an anti-gay petition which was launched two weeks ago.

In a Facebook post yesterday, he said he has been putting "all (his) effort" in the past week to mobilize Christians in Singapore to demand that the health minister conducts a ‘public enquiry to uncover who is responsible’ for an online brochure which ‘failed to warn the public of the high health risks associated with the homosexual lifestyle.’

The ‘FAQs on Sexuality’ posted by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) on its website had gone viral earlier this month. It states that ‘homosexuality and bisexuality are not mental illnesses’ and that a same-sex relationship is ‘not too different’ from a heterosexual relationship.’

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