S’poreans hit back at Kong Hee’s spokesperson’s condescending tone

Posted on 01 August 2013

Singaporeans say: “And I thought Jesus said love they neighbour as thyself?”

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Singaporeans from all walks of life and with varying levels of secularism have hit back at City Harvest Church corporate communications department for their condescending tone.

The spokesperson’s condescending tone was captured in an article just published in The Christian Post, which is the religious version of Huffington Post.

The pastor’s spokesperson issued the statement in an attempt to rebut critics who are outraged by a video supposedly showing Kong Hee saying God apologised to him (video below).

The condescending statement which was sent via the City Harvest Church’s Corporate Communications Department read:

“As anyone with a basic education in the English language ought to be able to tell that the use of ‘I’m so sorry’ here is not in the context of an apology, but a word of comfort, for example, ‘I’m so sorry about your mother’s suffering,’ or ‘I’m so sorry you need to go through chemotherapy’.”

This has led to some Singaporeans reacting badly.

One Singaporean, Yeshu Aini, said: “As anyone with a basic education in the English language ought to be able to tell that the spokesperson’s statement is not in the context of a clarification, but an attempt at condescension, for example, ‘I’m so sorry that you are uneducated,’ or ‘I’m so sorry you need to go through primary school again.”

“And I thought Jesus said love they neighbour as thyself? I’m pretty sure He didn’t say “Be condescending to your neighbour via the news press”.”

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  • ali baba

    Kong Hee should have become an actor, he would have made it very big.

    • Tatters

      He is an actor and he did make it big. Just not legally.

      • J Aitui

        Singapore had Kong Hee, USA had Joel Osteen,
        UK had Benny Hinn..God is great !!!

  • funny much

    He kinda has he smile of a devil for some reason wot…

  • not logical

    As any one with basic logic will know any god that created just one pair of human in his creation plan descend on logical slippery slope pretty fast, as for the grandchildren to come by, incest has to be committed
    This shows the evil in god’s intention in his creation plan, no wonder he says for all have sin and fall short of the glory of god. What he did not say is human sin by his design trap and he then get to play god and savior..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002468960744 Curtishulk Jon

    Fake accent. .. dont sound smart