Prominent U.S. Pastor A R Bernard defends Kong Hee: Facts and Truth are not synonymous
Posted by temasektimes on June 30, 2012
Prominent U.S. pastor A R Bernard has spoken out publicly in defence of Kong Hee, the disgraced founder of City Harvest Church who was charged in court on Wednesday for misusing S$50 million dollars of the church’s funds to further the music career of his singer wife Ho Yeow San.
In a tweet yesterday, A R Bernard called on Christians to pray for Kong Hee and insinuated that the charges slapped on Kong Hee may not be the ‘truth’ after all:
“Please pray for Pastor Kong Hee, his family, and City Harvest Church. And remember “facts and truth are not always synonymous.”
A R Bernard is the Founder, Senior Pastor and CEO of Christian Cultural Center (CCC) located in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
He is also the President of the Council of Churches of the City of New York representing 1.5 million Protestants, Anglicans and Orthodox Christians and sits on the NYC Economic Development Corporation Board; NYC School Chancellor’s Advisory Cabinet and served on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2001 Transition Team.
His public pledge of support came after Head Pastor of Faith Community Baptist Church Lawrence Khong’s call for Christians to ‘stand united in love and stronger in prayer for Kong Hee and City Harvest Church.’