Singapore’s Roman Catholic archbishop, William Goh, has expressed concern at an upcoming concert by pop diva Madonna in the city-state and warned his flock against supporting those who “denigrate and insult religions”.
“There is no neutrality in faith; one is either for or against. Being present at these events is itself a counter-witness,” the archbishop said.
He warned his flock against supporting “the ‘pseudo arts’ that promote sensuality, rebellion, disrespect, pornography (and) contamination of the mind of the young.”
Authorities have assured the archbishop that restrictions have been placed to ensure that content deemed offensive to religious beliefs would not be allowed on stage. The Media Development Authority has restricted the concert to those aged 18 and above because of sexual references.
Perhaps someone should remind the archbishop that the Bible is full of sensuality, rebellion and disrespect for authority.