Recently the global banking giant Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has put up two replicas of their pair of mascot lions in rainbow colors outside their headquarters in Hong Kong to celebrate the coming holidays in Winter.
The pair of lions are the creation of a local artist made for the bank in a move to express it's corporate citizenship in the 21st century, in a modern and diverse society, where people, regardless of their ethnicity, beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity are to be treated with respect and fairness.
Apparently the colorful big cats have drawn the ire of some anti-LGBT groups who claimed that the display of the artwork, at the bank's own property, "offended the customers and shareholders."
Unitarian Universalists Hong Kong (UUHK) thought that it is great to have a bank which has its roots in Hong Kong to express their support of diversity, inclusion, compassion and be good to one another, which are the core values of this holiday season.
UUHK found the idea of the artwork being "offensive" absurd and supports HSBC's genuine initiative to express tolerance, inclusion and diversity.
Regardless of your faith, or the lack of it, we should commend HSBC's action and disapprove that of those anti-LGBT groups.
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Alex from UUHK