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Letter writer: Magician Lawrence Khong’s agenda goes against our national interest

Posted on 29 June 2014

If we keep up with this idea of a traditional family, we will go back to a time where man had many wives.


Dear New Nation,

I find it totally confounding that the magician Lawrence Khong is allowed to promote his agenda.

I find it more disconcerting that he is using the media and Pink Dot as a platform of public persuasion to push his SM-esque, magic-performing lifestyle.

This is no good for Singapore, because it encourages people to believe in magic instead of working hard. So, why is our media and government giving him the public space to push his agenda and grow his movement?

Lawrence Khong has worked in all sectors, all over the economy, in sports and in entertainment and in community service as well. He is free to lead his life, free to pursue his social activities.

But there are restraints and we should not approve of him actively putting out statements and promoting his lifestyle to others, or setting the tone for mainstream society.

I would like to see a clear line drawn on where to stand regarding this moral issue.

He will not stop at keeping 377A. He will push for more. Ultimately he will want to redefine Love, Marriage and Family. That’s why he puts them in capital letters.

He is trying to change them and use them in a way that normal people don’t. He has not publicly declared it, but it looks like his objective is to change society’s attitude.

Is this the kind of Singapore we can be proud of and want for our children? I feel sad at the thought of Singapore in moral regression.

In the past decades or more, our leaders have made considerable effort to alter the idea of the Family Institution as the basic and foundational building block to nation-building.

From limiting the number of children in a family, to engineering the socio-economic statuses of couples, to trying to increase family sizes, to redefining family as not just one man, one woman and two children, but one man, one woman, three or more children, the man’s parents, the woman’s parents, his and her siblings, and so on. Why should the government stop now?

Lawrence Khong’s agenda goes against our national interests. If he is allowed to continue, the day will come when he brings us back to the days of our forefathers, the days we have worked so hard to move away from.

We will go from First world to Third, to a world where the basic family unit is defined as one man to many wives and tens of children and girls were not allowed to go to school and policemen wore shorts, and where there was no Lawrence Khong.

The day our founding fathers can recognise the Singapore we have worked for so long on, is the day we know we are still stuck in the 1800s.

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  • Free mind

    Excellent point. It’s ironic that the fundie Christians and Muslims are joining forces on this, when they intrinsically differ on the “proper” definition of marriage. Someone should ask them.

  • Timmy the Theist

    Police wearing shorts is an acceptable trend towards securing their rights in a fungus-plenty, high density super moist society…

    Having said that, the points in this article are spot on.

    The Conservatives want to set an agenda in direct hostility towards the PERCEIVED gay “AGENDA”.

    The gay agenda, on the other hand, does not exist. These are people who are simply asking for acceptance as fully human and deserving to be treated as such.

    But the Conservatives are digging their heels in, hoping to win their Culture War.

    General Khong, I wish you luck. Your army waits in acquiescent anticipation. Your weapons are institutional and symbolic. Hopefully, they are just as powerful as burning stuff in a bin.

  • John

    Err…and your point being you trying to push your agenda? You have a right to say what you want in a public platform, so does everyone else, right? Anyway, The police had gone from wearing shorts to wearing long pants to wearing shorts again!! Yeh for them (just saw them patrolling Punggol in their shorts and bike).

  • Tommy Tang

    Nature do NOT promote same sex of any kind to procreate. The fact that this is true means that homosexuality; the acts & thinking are nothing but a human attempt to justify their depravity that they want something out of the norm. Stop character assignations, Pastor Lawrence never said that magic is real, it’s merely an illusion and the use of great skills and planning to make the audience eyes see what they thought they see is real. Our human eyes plays more tricks to deceive us than we think. Never believe what you see but believing in what we cannot see is real test our our beliefs. The Christians (the Bible believing ones), Muslims, Buddhist and Hindus believes that homosexuality is against the very fabric of nature & religion. Even the Kama Sutra’s illustrations uses a male and a female.

    Unless the homosexuals are using their sexual orientation as form of human population control, I doubt any case they present will hold anything more than a drop of water.

    • Vee

      I find it extremely hard to take anything you say seriously because you used the Karma Sutra to make your point. You’re saying that homosexuality cannot be tolerated simply because it’s not for “procreation”. Pre-marital sex is also a sin in the bible, and so is adultery, which I argue both are also not for “procreation”(which, by the way, isn’t the be-all and and-all to everything in life). But they are both widely tolerated in today’s society simply because…? They are both seen as “consensual” acts. Wait, isn’t homosexuality consensual too?

      I would also make the point about how Lawrence Khong’s daughter is a single mother out of wedlock, but I wouldn’t (oh shit I already did) because that’s a personal attack and who am I to dabble in other people’s affairs. It’s their lives. Who they have sex with and have kids with (or not) really isn’t my business, is it? Is it, Pastor Khong?

      Go after people who engage in pre-marital sex and adulterers instead. Or how about divorcees? According to bible, isn’t that prohibited too?

  • Clarity

    Guys.. Please be clear.. This report seems very unreliable..

  • your father

    Fuck off all who support. Pink……..just fuck yourself. Up…………girl is girl….and man is man….. don’t give excuse ,like I my a girl who live in man body…….nonsense…… fuck u all who support pink dot…..

    • KhongFraud

      LOL you sound like a totally nice straight guy. Now…… fark off too loser.

  • KhongFraud

    Well, you know right… his father has another wife, he has a few half siblings. Thats why he doesn’t push so hard on adultery and stuff…. he is consider an illegitimate child.