It has become unfashionable to express a Christian stand that is unpopular. As Singapore pushes the traditional boundaries of acceptability to create more buzz and business, the church finds itself mistakenly viewed as belligerent, out-dated, and downright obnoxious for objecting to sin.
Without doubt the church could do with some lessons in the finer arts of public relations. However, a bold and assured witness to what the church and Christ stands for, though imperfect in expression and timing, is better than a silence that may be misconstrued as endorsement.
Of recent note are issues surrounding LGBT, the Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert concerts. Now it is the Madonna “Rebel Heart Tour” at the National Stadium on Sunday night. The churches in Singapore has been assured that the pole-dance around the cross and other sacrilegious acts and words will not be included in the performance here. Even so, the Roman Catholic Church, the National Council of Singapore Churches, and the Love Singapore churches have all raised their concerns with the authorities, and we too in our small way should speak up for our Lord…..even if it is unfashionable, unpopular, and challenging. We don’t have to wait for the 666 mark of the Beast to be put on our foreheads or hands. What mark do we bear today?
Rev Henson Lim has written a convincing piece on this matter. Enjoy.