SINGAPORE: A Social activist has accused a Catholic priest of trying to molest him when he was a teenager, in a strongly-worded Facebook post on Monday night that attacked the Catholic Church and its stand on homosexuality.
Dr Vincent Wijeysingha’s post was in response to Arcbishop William Goh’s recent statement that restated the Catholic Church’s view of the family unit and that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) relations is “not in accordance with the plan of God”.
It comes amid support by various groups of a Wear White campaign organised by a Muslim religious teacher to protest against homosexuality during this Saturday’s Pink Dot event.
Dr Wijeysingha, 44, a former Singapore Democratic Party member, was Singapore’s first openly gay politician. He quit the party last August to focus on LGBT rights and other civil liberties.
In the Facebook post he said he had, at the age of 15, met a priest “who would engage me in play wrestling and attempt to touch my crotch in the process”.
He alleged that the priest also showed him pornographic magazines in his bedroom. — The Singapore Straits Times / Asia News Network