They have now created an environment in which young men are more concerned whether they’re Shiite or Sunni, rather than whether they are getting a good education or whether they are able to, you know, have a good job. Many of them are poor. Many of them are illiterate and are therefore more subject to these kinds of ideological appeals.
Paraphrase for the religious in the Philippines:
Some influential members of the church have created an environment where their members are more concerned about doctrinal interpretations, and who’s got the right creed, rather than loving their fellowmen and fighting against social inequities. Many in their flock are poor, and cling to mysticism and superstition; easily misled as they grapple with their daily drudgery and destitute lives.
I rarely preannounce my TV appearances, but in this case I wish to invite all of you to watch my participation in a panel discussion on Diyos at Bayan on the following dates:
GMA News TV:
September 27, 2014, Saturday: 12:00 midnight
September 28, 2014, Sunday: 7:00 AM
September 30, 2014, Tuesday: 5:00 AM
September 28, 2014, Sunday: 12:00 midnight
The topic is about the LGBT issues we face today. I make this announcement because I finally am able to use a public forum to speak about socio-political and socio-economic issues.
It’s a big part of One Life Only’s advocacy to create a better people for a better country.
Topics like these that concern minority rights are also close to my heart.
Being able to discuss this publicly is part of my continuing efforts to educate people into becoming citizens of greater awareness.
Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence is mutual, and the obligation is reciprocal.