Overwhelming support for Pastor Kong Hee by CHC members
Posted by temasektimes on June 27, 2012
Despite his arrest for criminal breach of trust which made the headlines yesterday, founder of City Harvest Church Pastor Kong Hee continues to retain the support of the majority of the church members, judging from their words of encouragement and support posted on his Facebook page.
Kong Hee was arrested together with four other CHC members – John Tan Yee Peng, Lam Leng Ham, Chew Eng Ham and Sharon Tan on Tuesday and they will be charged in court today.
The Commissioner of Charities (COC) has also suspended Kong Hee as well as governing board members, trustees, employees, agents and Executive members of City Harvest Church under the Charities Act.
In a post on his Facebook hours after his arrest was made public, Kong Hee maintains his faith in God:
“Tough day … I trust in You, Lord Jesus … Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done!”
The post garnered more than 500 comments with the majority expressing their support for him:
Judging from the influence and respect commanded by Kong Hee among Christians, it is likely that he will do a ‘Woffles’ and be let off with merely a ‘kiss’ on his cheek.
In 2010, another pastor Rony Tan of a 12,000-member Church was let off with only a ‘kopitalk’ session with the ISA after a video of him making disparaging remarks about other religions went viral in cyberspace and sparking a massive outcry among Singaporeans.