In response to the recent Prime Minister National Day rally regarding the repeal of 377A, the church has released a new sermon series to equip church members to better respond as disciples and disciple-makers of Christ.
DSP Edric Sng started with some statistics:
- There is a generational gap in perspectives relating to homosexuality.
- The younger generations are more tolerant of LGBT issues and are more likely to identify as a member of the LGBT community, than the generations before them.
- Across all religions, more youths aged between 18 and 25 are agreeing to the phrase “homosexual sex is not always wrong.” While the shift in perspective is less stark amongst Christians, there are more Christians agreeing with the statement.
- While majority believe that parents are primarily responsible for teaching their children about sex and sexuality, youths and young adults cite the internet and social media as the primary source of information.
- Less than a third of youths and young adults report that they have daily faith conversations with their parents.
- Majority of youths and young adults report being unlikely to have open conversations about sex and sexuality with their parents, even when they are currently facing a sexuality-related issue.
DSP Edric reminded us that the biblical response to Prime Minister’s announcement is that we cannot rely on external forces to shape our morality. Parents must be the main influence, gatekeepers and disciple-makers for our children (Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4). This posture is applicable beyond the issue of 377A; it is must also be our general approach to how we conduct ourselves and relate to the world.