HSBC’s Pro-LGBT Painted Lions Anger Hong Kong Family Groups

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It seems most of the nations on this earth are accepting the “Mark of the Beast” and it’s not a micro-chip! (r. a. note)

South China Morning Post          Posted Tues., Dec.06, 2016

Activists have accused HSBC (British Multinational Banking Services) of trampling on the family values of Hong-Kongers by decking two lion statues in rainbow colours at its Central headquarters in support of sexual minorities.

The Family School SODO Concern Group, Parents for the Family Association, Overturning LGBT Agenda and Next Generation Orientation have launched a joint online signature campaign expressing disapproval at the “disgusting” display, which they claimed had offended both customers and shareholders.

By 9pm on Monday night they had collected 1,800 signatures and they vowed to protest in front of the lions if they collected 3,000. On HSBC Hong Kong’s Facebook page there were mixed views, with some threatening to close their accounts and others supporting the bank’s inclusive policy.

HSBC kicked off the “Celebrate Pride, Celebrate Unity” campaign late last month by displaying replicas in rainbow colours of Stephen and Stitt, the bank’s iconic lions, in front of its main building.

The statues, designed by local LGBT artist Michael Lam and on show until the end of December, represent pride and unity in diversity, with Stephen painted in stripes and Stitt in circles. Throughout the bank’s history, the lions have stood for courage and prosperity.

Unveiling the rainbow lions, Diana Cesar, HSBC group general manager and chief executive, said the campaign called for support for the local LGBT community, and “equality for everyone”.

But petition organiser Roger Wong Wai-ming, convenor of the Family School Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ordinance Concern Group, accused HSBC of disregarding the feelings of its shareholders and customers as the social movement it backed blurred gender boundaries and discriminated against traditional values that most people held dear.

“We think that this very act is causing damage to the emotions of many Hong Kong people as well as trampling on their family values,” he said.

HSBC had adopted some pro-LGBT policies, such as providing spousal benefits to the gay partners of employees, Wong said, claiming this was not fair to shareholders because the policy had never been discussed in any shareholders’ meeting.

In reply to the Post’s inquiries, an HSBC spokeswoman said the bank’s commitment to diversity and inclusion had helped it to attract, develop and retain employees.

“Having a workforce that reflects the diversity of our millions of customers in Hong Kong and which draws on a wide range of perspectives makes us better able to serve the whole community,” she said.

“This kind of policy literally forces every shareholder, willing or not, to recognise the homosexual lifestyle”, said Roger Wong, campaign organiser.

HSBC  =  Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (headquarters in London, UK)

Source:   http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2051921/hong-kong-family-groups-give-roar-disapproval

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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