2 days it’s been going and no one is letting up in social media. everyone still has something to say about Manny’s comment against same-sex marriage. granted, he may have selected a bad set of words to describe his disagreement on the matter, but his stand is clear: he is not supporting same-sex marriage.
obviously, as a Catholic, i’ve been following what the Catechism says and what guidelines are to be observed when dealing with same-sex attracted people:
“The human person, made in the image and likeness of God, can hardly be adequately described by a reductionist reference to his or her sexual orientation. Every one living on the face of the earth has personal problems and difficulties, but challenges to growth, strengths, talents and gifts as well. Today, the Church provides a badly needed context for the care of the human person when she refuses to consider the person as a “heterosexual” or a “homosexual” and insists that every person has a fundamental Identity: the creature of God, and by grace, his child and heir to eternal life.”
Yeng Constantino, a popular Born Again Christian celebrity singer, made a comment because she was asked to “take a stand” like Manny Pacquiao did. Her response:
what a bummer. by being sentimental about the matter, she lost her objectivity. as a scientist, you mustn’t lose sight of objectivity, your rational thought. otherwise, lahat na lang ng bagay, puwedeng i-justify dahil lang sa emotions, personal relations, etc.
imagine, that recent viral video of an overtaking car colliding with a motorcycle on a bridge… the daughter of the driver could say, “maawa po kayo sa tatay ko. mabait po siyang tao. hindi po niya sinasadiya ang nangyari.” and that would be enough to justify his release without any liability? pambihira.
it’s hard to take anyone seriously who doesn’t want to “judge” anyone and claim to be “on a journey to spiritual maturity” so they don’t want to make decisions on these matters.
and to people who think that i think that i am superior because i have monopoly of the truth, i’m not claiming any of it. but the Church does. and if i am convinced what the Church says is true, then I am on Her side.