Manny Paquiao was trying to impress PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 February 2016 14:05

Table Talk

BY Mike S Apostol

The spontaneous answer of senatorial candidate and boxing champion Manny Paquiao on the issue of same sex marriage in the Philippines during an interview heard nationwide was actually an act for impression, although many say that he was only being truthful and honest. Indeed, in the exercise of truth and honesty, it has also to be done with tact, especially on the issue of same sex marriage, which even Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, gave an opinion on the issue without antagonizing the emotion of gays and lesbians or outrightly declared same sex marriage a sin. Gays and lesbians did not have a choice when they were born and if God is life, they are still God’s creation like anyone of us. They must be treated like humans and should not be branded as “worse than animals”. The United States, the most powerful nation on Earth, even decreed into law approving same sex marriage.

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Boxer turned religious layman Manny Paquiao maybe right following his religious beliefs that same sex marriage is prohibited in God’s law on the propagation of the human race but can he blame the existence of gays and lesbians, who like him have emotions of attraction? The only difference is, gays and lesbians are attracted to the same sex. Let the psychologists explain the abnormality, if there are, but not a boxer or a preacher or a priest, They should not play God, if they believe that there is a “judgement day” in the end.

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Of course it is disgusting to see same sex couples living together like normal partners. But, can you blame them for their existence in the community and members of our society? Perhaps, it is better to see same sex couples living in harmony and peace rather than see couples with opposite sexes, living miserably, battering one another, creating social problems of broken home families. Perhaps too, the government will not anymore legislate laws to protect women and children and create a “women and child’s desk” in our police stations. which is now more sinful in the eyes of man, same sex marriage or the normal opposite sex marriages? The difference is always the same and only religious beliefs make them an iniquity.

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Presidential candidate Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte, a known womanizer and lover, did not comment on the issue of same sex marriages in many interviews yet he leads in political surveys. Because “Digong” can deviate from the issue with tact. Candidate for Senator Manny Paquiao, if he wants to impress that he can be a Senator, must not be tactless in exercising his religious belief. Let God do the permanent judgement because the Bible says “All are precious in the eyes of God”.

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Scoop: I am vehemently against same sex marriage but I am also in the belief that gays and lesbians did not ask to be born as gays and lesbians, it was not their choice so let us accept them as our neighbors and members of our society. Come to think of it, is there a man in the neighborhood who wanted to be a gay? Or is there a girl out there who wanted to be a “tomboy”? Absolutely not. What would you feel if Manny Paquiao calls you much worst than an animal for falling in love with the same sex? This is a disgrace. Agree or disagree Table Talk is just defending the oppressed members of our society