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Lawrence KhongA senior preacher of a Singaporean ‘megachurch’ has urged the countries Minister for Law not to repeal a law that prohibits intimate contact between two males.

Lawrence Khong, a pastor at Singapore’s Faith Community Baptist Church said in an interview with state-run media that repealing the law would be “pivotal to the implementation of the gay agenda” and described it as an “insidious conspiracy” and an internationally funded political movement.

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Section 377A of the countries penal code currently restricts “gross indecency” between two males; Parliament debated its repeal in 2007, and discussion about the issue has been ongoing.

Khong has been lobbying politicians in the secular state against the repeal of the law and his views have been gaining support amongst conservatives.

GLBTIQ rights groups in Singapore and concerned about the separation of church and state within the country.

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