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

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

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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”.”