19 October 2006

Christian Taliban demands censorship

George Lim wrote to the Straits Times damning most movies as "worthless". Calling for more censorship, he said that a good movie "should focus on .... respect for the elders and the government." Full essay.

11 comments:

Nihilist said...

I can never for the life of me understand how one can say something along the lines of hating the sin and loving the sinner, while also believing that the sinners (gays, in this context) are not entitled to equal treatment or worse, believing that they deserve the sort of discriminatory laws/actions imposed upon them.

On a side note, was there anywhere in the letter(s) that was/were conclusive evidence of George Lim being a Christian? I don't seem to be able to find it, although his reference to loving the sinner and hating the sin and his belief "in a God that love the heterosexual and the gay" comes pretty close.

He sounds very confident of the veracity of his claims that morality is absolute and "right upbringing", which he is presumably showing to have produced four heterosexual children, is key to preventing deviant lifestyles like being gay. I'd love to see the expression on his face if one day, one of his children comes up to him and say, "Dad, I'm gay."

Jordan said...

George Lim Heng Chye said:

"I am a heterosexual man, married to a heterosexual woman and we have four heterosexual children. We believe that the right upbringing by parents will prevent improper and deviant future behaviours."

"A good movie ....should focus on... respect for the elders and the government."

I am not a psychiatrist, but it appears that Mr George Lim is HIMSELF,the problem. Mr Lim has some major issues in his life that only he can deal with.
It would be interesting to know more about Mr Lim's own childhood growing up experiences.
His utter disdain against homosexuality is telling on his personality profile. Why is Mr Lim so 'homophobic?' His statement reeks of anger n hatred on the subject. On the subject of movies? If he does not like the movies, he does not have to see them.
I think that we are just barely scratching the surface to the 'real' Mr George Lim Heng Chye here?

Anonymous said...

Something not quite right about this Mr George Lim. Too adamant about issues that most normal people would just 'walk over'.
Strange man.

manbeer said...

For a moment there i thought it was satire. Much like Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report. And I'm not ruling it out because it does provoke laughs of disbelief. But if it is true, I have to feel sorry for his "four heterosexual children". On that note, if his kids are anything like him, I better fulfill my obligations as a liberal and have "five heterosexual/homosexual kids". Strength in numbers I say!

recruit ong said...

Christian Taliban, hahahaha! I like that! This kind of shit brain ppl is perfectly suited for SAF.

teck soon said...

Alex inferred that the film industry would be killed if the censorship advocates have it their way. I think that accurately sums up the current state of Singapore filmmaking already.

Anonymous said...

I have a nagging suspicion that Mr George Lim Heng Chye is homosxual himself. Many studies have shown that the most homophobic people are actually deeply closeted homosexuals. They seek to exorcise their own demons by condemning others.

The recent outing of the homophobic Idaho Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) in the US is a prime example.

http://www.blogactive.com/2006/10/
senator-larry-craig-whats-with-gay.html

Yawning Bread Sampler said...

Nihilist asked how we would know that George Lim is a Christian. His mention of loving the sinner and hating the sin is telling, for this position can be traced directly to the anti-gay campaigns of the evangelical churches of the US. This "love" business is typically Christian. No other religion starts with such a premise about their god(s).

Northwindbrat said...

Holy shit!
Movies are little worlds.
And "morality" is a chip of the globe, a brick in the wall.
Without seeing the world for what it is, without seeing all sides of the issue, his 'heterosexual children' is not going to get anywhere.
Being this sheltered, they won't be able to take the 'real world'.

...I still can't believe any Singaporean would want more 'censorship'.

Argh... kudos to Yawning Bread to write a concise, coherent response to this madness.

Jordan said...

to'20 October, 2006 15:00'-
a very astute observation!!!!!!!!!
George Lim is a tormented man.
No normal person would write these absurd statements.
George Lim appears to need therapy.

Yawning Bread Sampler said...

2 letters in reply yo Geore Lim appeared in the Online Forum of the Straits Times on Friday. They have been archived by Kelvin Wong on his blog. See
http://www.saltwetfish.net/journal/2006/time-for-censors-to-act/