Hong Kong cardinal speaks out against sexual-orientation legislation
November 10, 2015
Renewing his criticism of the US Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong has spoken against a proposed Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ordinance.
“In recent years social trends and political movements, such as extreme libertarian attitudes, individualism, the ‘Sex Liberation Movement’ and the ‘Gay Movement,’ under the guise of equality and the fight against discrimination, have all along been advocating the enactment of a Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ordinance in Hong Kong and the recognition of same-sex marriages,” he wrote in a November 5 letter to priests and other pastoral workers.
One instance of the foregoing trend is the USA Supreme Court ruling last June which imposed the recognition of same-sex marriages on all the 50 states of that country, including those states which through a democratic voting system have previously voted against the recognition of same-sex marriages.
Another instance is a so-called “Workshop on Love-making Techniques” recently held by a so-called Christian students’ organization at one of our local universities, whose program included a demonstration by sex workers of the use of sex toys and erotic massage. It is evident, therefore, that the virtual propagation of sexual liberalization under the umbrella of academic freedom, as a misguided culture, is no longer implicitly, but publicly and, so to say, pompously, intruding on our daily life and directly affecting our next generation.
The prelate called upon the faithful “to take into due consideration the stance of each candidate and that of the political party he/she might belong to with regard to the core values of marriage and the family.”
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