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More Names For Defamation Suit?

Got these emails from here

Can anyone tell me if they’re genuine?
Has anyone else received them? The (mis)information (deliberate or accidental) is definitely false & alarmist, especially as regards the school talks.

I’m looking in particular at the post written by ‘pro-family Shawn’ for slander but not sure how to proceed from here.

From Linda who claims

The school children were told that lesbian lifestyle is okay

Should find out where she heard this from because the school children & teachers who were at the talks don’t seem to have heard the message–was it Dr Thio again? Helping her ‘so ignorant’ (her words, not mine) sheep by planting things in their minds that were not said?

From ‘Linda’s email it is clear that Pastor Derek was/is part of or at least getting reports on the plotting & scheming & scaremongering.

Suggestions, anyone?

From: lynkl@xxxxxx
To: leonglh@xxxxxx, siowkee16@xxxxxx.sg, shari200@xxxxxx.sg., aikhoons@xxxxx.sg, siuyoong@xxxxx.com, sulilee8@xxxx.com, jesgbf@xxxxx.com, eschan@xxxxx.sg
Subject: Fw: Re Aware
Attachments AWARE_membership_mail-in_application_form.pdf McFarlane v. homosex therapy.htm selected articles (1).pdf

Dear beloved Sis In Christ,
Would like to ask you and your like-minded friends who are believers to join as members of AWARE to cast votes and be a change agent for the Lord in some of the recent issues happen in this organization that is not according to the Lord’s principles………..
Please pray for Lord’s wisdom to pass on this important message as it is confidential……
Thank you.

From: Mervyn xxx
Sent: Sat 4/18/2009 11:59 PM
To: xxxx Xian Jin; FOONG Tai Wei; Adora TAN Su Yan; Eugene TAN Jia Rong; ZHOU Siming
Subject: RE: AWARE – Your Action Needed

Acknowledged. We (Eugene and I) had quite a bit of talk on this issue over dinner today.

Right now we should pray for the COOS members who are being put through scrutiny and invasion of their private lives by the media. Pray that God’s Word will prevail over the values of the world. Homosexuality isn’t God’s design and we pray that those who stand up against it and are discriminated will be delivered.

Praise God for COOS’ stand and He who aids us as we stand firmly upon His Word.

– Merv

Lotsa lessons to learn about how we Christians engage the world and secularism.

From: xxxx Xian Jin
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2009 11:37 PM
To: FOONG Tai Wei; Adora TAN Su Yan; Mervyn LEE xxx xxx; Eugene TAN Jia Rong; ZHOU Siming
Subject: FW: AWARE – Your Action Needed

Dear friends,

Thanks Tai Wei and Adora for taking an interest in the Aware Elections and how Church of Our Saviour has been embroiled in the controversy in the papers today. The media seems to have taken a strong stance against my church and this email is to update you all on the church’s position, which the senior pastor has kept mum about, but we would be expecting his comments in church tomorrow.

Below is an email sent out by a church staff to members of the church on the need for Christians to rise up and how they can be involved in this issue. Meanwhile, please pray for the church for it could be difficult time for members who are in the spotlight and the church could also be facing some brickbats along the way. Pray for God’s protection and wisdom to see us through.

DG, keeping you in the loop.

Xian Jin

——— Forwarded message ———-
From: Shawn xxx
Date: Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 3:00 PM
Subject: AWARE – Your Action Needed

Dear Friend,

Our nation needs your support and action very urgently!

AWARE is an organization that has existed in Singapore for many years.

It is a non-profit body dedicated to women’s advocacy and gender equality.

They protect women’s rights and help develop women to their fullest potential.

In the last few years, AWARE has aggressively become involved in gay

activism. Many members of their committee are pro-gay. They have even

conducted a sexual education programme in some schools that teach

young people that it is normal and alright to behave homosexually. They

have also screened a lesbian-themed movie Spider Lilies at a Charity Ball.

During this week, AWARE held an election of office bearers. This event saw

many of the pro-gay old guards losing their positions in the committee to new

faces. These new people do not share the values of the pro-gay old guards

and has caused much shock and rage to the latter group.

The pro-gay old guards are retaliating by calling for an Extraordinary General

Meeting where they intend to amend the Constitution to only allow members

who have been with AWARE for more than 2 years, to vote. If this change is

passed, then only the pro-gay old guards and their cohorts will have the

power to do what they want.

To prevent this from happening, we are calling on all responsible females

to sign up for membership with AWARE immediately, and also to attend this

all-important EGM so as to vote against changing the Constitution.

If you are male and have received this petition, please pass it to as many

responsible females as you know and encourage them to sign up for

membership with AWARE so as to vote against any changes to their


The date for the EGM has yet to be announced but it should be soon.

Membership fees are $40 for adult females and $5 for female fulltime students below

the age of 25. Please print the attached softcopy of the membership form,

fill in the details (no need to tell who referred you), mail the form with your cheque.

Singapore is counting on you. Please respond.

You are made for such a time as this!




From: Linda xxx
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 2:21 PM
To: COOS English Church Staff – DL; Derek xxx
Subject: FW: Ps 68:11

Dear Pastor Derek,

The number of members registered on Tuesday night is 13 out of 40 who turned up.

One thing I forgot to mention this morning was the film show Spider Lilies (selected articles attached above)

The school children were told that lesbian lifestyle is okay.


From: suzanne ho
To: Adeline Koh ; Alice Wong ; Doreen Wong ; Ellen Tan ; Fion Cheok ; Jun Choy —– ; Kit Wan Chan ; Kum Koon Ho ; Lorraine ; Lorrain Loh ; Lynn Tan ; Mac & Percia Lim ; mariam Oey Mei Hoa ; Melissa Poon ; Mun Yee Kong ; Pastor Lee ; Ronald, Sik Lin Cho ; Rose Ong ; Sharon n Paul Lim ; Shirley Lee ; Teck Jee Lee ; Vivian Cheong ; Yi Wah Chan ; Bertie
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2009 12:00 AM
Subject: FW: Re AWARE

FYI. Please be discreet and selective as to who you want to forward to.



6 Responses

  1. […] More Names For Defamation Suit? […]

  2. This reminds me of something I heard on a segment on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, which coincidentally featured an interview with an anti-gay activist :

    “Yeah, why take the time to do the research when saying it is so much faster?”

    And because I did my research, here’s a link: http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=156320&title=Mass.-Hysteria

  3. thanks for the extra http// note eidetical. Yes, agree with you.

    But that’s the stand they’ve been told to take for now I think–perhaps Aunty Mentor’s suggestion.

    Yes, acidmark–but more than disrespect & intolerance I think it’s hubris/lust for power.

    Hi again Dr Cheong–btw your stand (neither pro nor anti gay) is precisely the stand the old Aware ex-co was taking. Be careful, they might be coming to take over your clinics next! 🙂

  4. I don’t know why but I love the “no need to tell who referred you” parts. Really shows how transparent and open they are.

    “Homosexuality isn’t God’s design and we pray that those who stand up against it and are discriminated will be delivered.” – Honestly, I don’t get how they can talk about discrimination against them when they are the ones who started discrimination in the first place.

    Btw, thought you should know that the first link has extra http// so it doesn’t quite work when clicked.

  5. Thanks for your insightful posts, ovidia. it is becoming increasingly clear that at the heart of this is a conflict of fundamental values (have you seen: http://www.coos.org.sg/resource/camp/God_Order_For_Family_Notes.PDF) — BUT, more importantly combined with a disrespect and intolerance for opposing views on the part of one side. This to me is blaringly obvious from the coup tactics of Thio and her mentees, which have ironically created an extraordinary amount of Christian backlash, highlighting that intolerance to others only breeds intolerance to your self/group.

  6. These people are amateur sociologists, or psychiatrists, or worse…setting up a regime to pass judgement on a social problem that is little understood.
    They will make things worse for folks who have issues with gender roles.
    I am not pro gay, but I do not think that THIS is the way to help.
    I am not anti gay either.
    They need help to relate, and to solve many problems with sexuality. Everyone does..even men who like to have multiple women partners. Or men who cheat.
    Not just gay or lesbians.

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