Friday, July 2, 2010

Iglesia Ni Cristo and Reproductive Health Bill No. 3773

Manila, Philippines - Iglesia Ni Cristo always denies that they meddle with politics. INC dictates their members who should they vote in elections, expulsion from church will be given to those who will vote against the INC decisions to political candidates. When Iglesia Ni Cristo joined and died during the anti-Government EDSA3 protest, INC still denies that they are meddling with politics. The INC tv channel Net25 televised the EDSA3 protest the whole day, forgetting about their regular programming, INC still denies that they are meddling in politics. Iglesia Ni Cristo voted the Alagad party list with its representative Rodante Marcoleta, an INC member. All over the country, INC members voted Alagad party list to represent them in the Philippine congress. Being a representative of a group sector, means that the bill you file or whatever political things you do, represents the people who supported you, right. And being an INC member, Rodante Marcoleta should have or expectedly getting cues from the INC administration in regarding to special and major political decisions. Common, we cannot simply deny that Rodante Marcoleta of Alagad is being watched by the INC group.

Philippines is country filled mostly by catholic Filipinos. It is also well known how INC despises and condemns the catholic group. In Pasugo (INC's official magazine), Iglesia Ni Cristo would often Catholics like they always do all over the internet. So it did not come to my surprise when I read how an INC member Rep. Rodante Marcoleta curses and condemns the Catholic Church. The Alagad party list even dared to ask the question... "Don’t you consider the Church as a threat to national security?" What does the INC congressman is implying? Alagad party-list Rep. Rodante Marcoleta claimed to the National Security Council (NSC) officials that the Catholic Church is becoming a threat to "national security".
The INC congressman also proposed to include the priests in the terror list who supports Gloria Arroyo's resignation.

Note: INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta endorsed the impeachment complaint of lawyer Oliver Lozano against Gloria Arroyo. INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta also proposed to include the priests to be included in the terror list that supports GMA resignation. I think the INC congressman is at lost.

My point is; Catholic Church and the Iglesia Ni Cristo maybe in disagreement regarding the Reproductive Health Bill but I think INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta is getting too far in condemning Catholic Church with their disagreement. We can make our debates or exchange of ideas "more civil" or "more professional". There is no need to malign or brand the other side as terrorist or threat to National Security. I think it is not too much to ask from the INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta to act civilized in making his arguments. Iglesia Ni Cristo openly attacks the Catholic Church but I think including priests in terrorist list is not good. Is this how an INC congressman behaves?

Iglesia Ni Cristo supports Reproductive Health Bill Catholic church opposes the Reproductive Health Bill and including Sex Education on schools. Both of these 2 religions in the Philippines may have their own good points but I think the INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta is missing the point on showing us the true Christian traits. Whatever respect you still have for our politicians, don't waste it to INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta, it's not worth it.

This is again shows us how blind the INC members are. Despite of the rude attitude of INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta, INC members will have vote again for Alagad party list because the INC administration told them to vote for it. The proposed Reproductive Health Bill No. 3773 may directly affect our lives and the Philippine government. I just hope that our leaders and politicians will pick the correct path regarding are worsening serious living conditions. Woe unto INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta. Woe unto the blind INC members. Woe unto the Iglesia Ni Cristo.

1 comment:

  1. They support the Reproductive Health Bill which will help the penniless Filipinos of medical problems. The end of your teaser is a red herring. You were talking about one thing, and shifted to something else that has nothing to do with the previous thought.