Catholics lodged police reports against organizers of ‘Escape Chapel Party’
Posted by temasektimes on April 3, 2012
Angry Catholics have lodged a series of police reports against the organizers of ‘Escape Chapel Party’ as well as to various ministries including the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Community Development, youth and Sports as well as Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts for ‘insulting’ the Catholic faith.
The event, which was marketed as a ‘sacrilegious night of partying’ had a picture of a model dressed in a nun’s habit and a party dress, alongside other pictures of girls dressed in short skirts. It is supposed to be held this Saturday at the CHIJMES chapel.
Catholics slammed the event and the materials used for its publicity as being ‘offensive’ with Singapore’s archbishop Nicholas Chia calling for the event to be cancelled entirely.
“Such an event is scandalous to the Church, and should not be held in the chapel,” he was quoted as saying to Yahoo News.
However the director of Creative Insurgence Aaghir Yadav which organizes the party, said the event is ‘secular’ in nature.
“We would like to clarify that the images contained no religious symbolism…This also applied to teasers that said nuns will be at the party — we meant the secularised, costume version that contains no religious symbolism. However, in light of these sensitivities we will not be doing this as well,” he added.