Monday, December 11, 2006
SAFE launch: Address by Suchen Christine Lim
[Photo courtesy of Pelangi Pride Centre]

"Congratulations and a BIG Thank You to the founders of SAFE. You asked me for support of your work. I in turn thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this.

At this juncture in our social history, when many major religions dare not and will not be inclusive, then it is time for lay people to show the so-called religious leaders what it means to love another human being; the love that the Catholic and Christian Churches label as ‘agape’ and ‘caritas’, which I understand is an inclusive and embracing love that does not judge and does not condemn, and which is similar to what the Buddhists called ‘loving kindness’.

On behalf of the mothers, fathers, aunts and uncles, grandparents, sisters and brothers and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer, I thank you for providing a place where people will not be excluded because of their sexual orientation. "

- Suchen Christine Lim, supporter of SAFE