Netizen 24 MYS: Council of Churches shocked by Ku Nan's remarks

By On February 03, 2018

Council of Churches shocked by Ku Nan's remarks

Council of Churches shocked by Ku Nan's remarks

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The Council of Churches of Malaysia has expressed shock at remarks made by Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor urging churches not to speak untruths in their sermons.

"This is an unfounded statement and calls into question the spiritual integrity and witness of the church in imparting the faith in line with the Gospel as revealed in the holy scriptures.

"It is an affront to the church for the minister to insinuate that our religious duty in preaching during worship services are 'lies' because it is critical of societal i ssues," Council of Churches general secretary Reverend Hermen Shastri said in a statement this evening.

Earlier today at a 1Federal Territories luncheon in Kuala Lumpur, Tengku Adnan had urged churches not to speak untruths.

At a press conference later, he reportedly said churches had allegedly spread fake news based on Persatuan Hindraf Malaysia (PHM) chief P Waytha Moorthy's claim that the minister had lied about an RM50 million allocation for Indian housing loans.

Hermen said it was sad that Tengku Adnan would make such remarks.

"I do not think the minister knows that churches spend more time praying for the nation and leaders, that they act and rule justly which is what God wills from human beings on Earth.

"It is sad that the minister has decided to make such a derogatory statement about Christians when the government is observing the World Interfaith Harmony Week,” the reverend said.

He added that Tengku Adnan should be “applauding the fact” that Malaysian religious communities had helped make the nation what it is today by teaching their people about justice, peace and harmony.

Source: Google News

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