"The Lord is our Lawgiver, The Lord is our King; He will save us (Isaiah 33:22 NKJV). This means our faith should not be confined within the walls of the Church, but spread outwards throughout our nation so that Kingdom values are manifested in our communities. The Lord is not just the Lord of the church, He is the Lord of the jury of our nation for He is our Judge. The Lord is not just the Lord of the Christian community, He is also the Lord of the legislature of our Parliament for His is our Lawgiver."
His active response to the Health Promotion Board (HPB)'s FAQs on Sexuality - including the controversial pro-377A guide - prompted one commentator to highlight the legal angles in play:
"This and his lobbying letter clearly fall under section 8(1)(b) and (d) of the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act: The Minister may make a restraining order against any priest, monk, pastor, imam, elder, office-bearer or any other person who is in a position of authority in any religious group or institution or any member thereof for the purposes specified in subsection (2) where the Minister is satisfied that that person has committed or is attempting to commit any of the following acts:
(b) carrying out activities to promote a political cause, or a cause of any political party while, or under the guise of, propagating or practising any religious belief;
(d) exciting disaffection against the President or the Government while, or under the guise of, propagating or practising any religious belief."
The assumption on both sides is that Parliament believes in a higher entity, and is prepared to submit itself to a higher authority than the one it has already signed a Faustian pact with.
Lee is pretty candid about his personal beliefs, "If you ask me, 'Is there a God?' my answer is 'I don't know.' (LKY: The Man And His Ideas, page 245). He makes it quite plain, "I don't think I have ever, in times of great danger or peril, gone down on my knees to pray, or gone to the temple and hoped for a miracle. I do not believe strength comes, necessarily, from a belief in God." If his parliamentarians have a guiding principle, it has to be "In GDP we trust, everybody else pays cash."