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Christian festival cancelled due to City Harvest Church’s recent woes

Posted by temasektimes on July 14, 2012

The Festival of Praise 2012 which was scheduled to be held soon was cancelled due to City Harvest Church’s recent woes.

In a statement issued on its Facebook yesterday, Canon James Wong, the Founder & President, Festival of Praise Fellowship wrote that the Committee had decided not to go ahead with the event this year in view of the ‘challenging period’ CHC is currently undergoing:

City Harvest Church has been under intense public scrutiny of late after its founder Kong Hee was charged along with four other board members last week for misusing S$50 million dollars of the church’s funds to further the music career of Kong’s wife Ho Yeow Sun.

Kong has adamantly denied the charges and CHC has issued a public statement expressing its support for him.


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11 Responses to “Christian festival cancelled due to City Harvest Church’s recent woes”

  1. Lim said

    “so let us unite and support our brothers and sisters in Christ in this time of need”? What need? “Unite and support “Kong? Does this mean Canon also feels Kong is completely innocent, maintains his integrity and being wrongly persecuted too?

  2. please tell the judge that u together with lawrence khong would like to show support and unity for kong hee by sharing with him in the Changi Prison..let pray his wish is granted, dear GOD grants his prayer – 大炮王. u mean GOD is kong hee and u all people look up to him as your saviour?? wake up, fools !!!

  3. Hdbyer said

    Hahaha scared cannot cover cost!

  4. Ken Lee said

    lets conned more member of public! which church in the world would ask its member to donated 20% of their earning? the more the better??
    sub PAP conned skill!! conned everyone for the past 50 over years!

  5. dred said

    More than ever, the praises should go ahead..Jehosaphat was facing three Kings against his puny army..what did he do?..Put the musicians and singers first to lead his army.
    It is when things are tough and dark that we should praise and when things are well that we should pray. Pagans praise when things are fine and pray when trouble comes…did not Jesus tell us to do things differently?
    Come , is the best time to praise…not retreat and pray..should have prayed when things were good, then you can think clearly what to say to God.

  6. Chicken Pie said

    Well… to serve God or to serve man, ahem.. looks like they lack faith to serve God, cancel a festival to support a man that has been using their millions. Well done! Praise be to Kong Hee!

  7. spotlessleopard said

    Why there are so many sheeple is really beyond belief…to support so called Leaders who live in 9.3million dollar dwellings in one of Singapore’s most expensive enclave whilst many members of their congregation live in poverty…….Shame on these people

  8. Realization said

    What challenging period ? Disgraced Kong able to foresee the future far beyond light years that God need to have a House!
    Apparently, disgraced Kong had advocated to the world that he maintain his integrity.. challenging period should be disgraced Kong and his gang and his gullible followers praying to the air. God does not exist nor the creator of god exist! God is imaginary and disgraced Kong has gained his luxurious life always and wIll contInue always using the name of god and Jesus to deceIve Innocent young teenagers In partIcular . Undeniably an asshole!

  9. Christian Festival for what? For Who? What has the pastor’s case has to do with the Festival? Is Christmas also cancel? This must be a very Special Festival so because of one pastor it was cancel. I have alway thought that any festival are for all to celebrate and not only for one.

    • MT said

      Exactly my thoughts when I read this news. Christians are people who believe in Christ, not CHC or KH or any individual. If Christian Festival is a celebration for Christians then it should not be cancelled because of a single or group of individuals. Did Singapore cancel 2002 CNY celebration when late presdient Ong Teng Cheong passed away during CNY period? NOPE! SG flag did not even flew half mask!

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