An Insidious Thiology
The dust is settling. As it turned out when the facts unfolded, my support swung. The old new AWARE exco was indeed mostly fixated about being anti-gay and the puppet master was Thio Su Mien, the mother of NMP Thio Li-Ann, a gay-basher at one point. The apple does not fall far from the tree.
Derek Hong pastor of Church of Our Savior already apologised for instigating his flock to support the April 2009 AWARE Exco. Putting rabid Christian-bashers to shame, Derek’s more sensible and sensitive brethren, to their credit, also chided his actions. He would probably be more careful and discreet the next time he fans anti-gay sentiment outside of the church. Thio Su Mien is fuming and silent, still smarting from the public scorn and anger at her unChristianly deceit. While AWARE, women, gays, and even discerning Christians and believers in other monotheistic faiths can be glad that secularism prevailed, this could only the end of the beginning.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple as gay Oscar Wilde would tease. There is a known hijack of a secular organisation in the AWARE saga. But there might also be the infiltration of religious and even political communities as well for all we know if we want to jump at shadows and see the Church of Our Saviour as a taste of things to come. At the way madam mentor of feminists went about seemingly mentoring and manipulating her acolytes, this is an open-ended question. She might be planning her next move already.