#christianity #catholicism #muslims #atheist #philippines #sweden Please help the Philippine President Aquino to get his RH (Reproductive Health) Bill passed!
It is of great
importance. Some “Church leaders” argue that contraceptives are “evil”… That the RH Bill is “against God’s plan”… Incredible hubris, to claim that they KNOW what, if anything, their “God” has in store for us!
One “Church leader” (Archbishop Jose S. Palma) statement reads: “Every birth is a gift from God; every new life, a blessing; every birth a cause for rejoicing and praising God who creates new life only out of love. Our country’s positive birth rate and a population composed of mostly young people are the main players that fuel the economy.” (Source: http://goo.gl/SrRZk
Another “Church leader” (Archbishop Socrates Villegas) made this unbelievable statement: “My dear youth, contraception is corruption. The use of government money, taxpayer’s money, to give out contraceptive pills is corruption [ … ] We are battling against corruption because we know it can harm your soul. Believe me, contraception harms your soul.” (Source: http://goo.gl/dT0Tc
) Harms your soul???
How can anyone
take such blatant hypocrisy seriously?
Philippines has among the highest number of teen pregnancies in the World (and among the highest in maternal mortality). More than anything, the “positive birth rate” is helping make sure that the poverty level in the country stays where it is: the shameful number of dirt poor Filipinos is what makes it possible for companies to hire workers for a measly PHP300/day (that’s ~US$7/day).
OK, so in the Bible, God says “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the Earth”
(Genesis 9:1)… With the same twisted and evil logic used by some Pinoy “priests,” doesn’t this mean that people that choose chastity are the worst “sinners”? That every time a person declines a sexual encounter, s/he commits a “sin” (since it presumably prevented a human egg from being fertilized)? Not to mention the “M” word… Come on, for God’s sake (no pun intended)! And BTW, the Earth has been “filled up” to the point of catastrophe already, so the job is DONE! Time to relax!
I have no idea what the hidden agenda of the “Church” in their fight AGAINST this life-saving and progressive RH bill may be, but is sure sounds/looks EVIL to my ears and eyes!
Representative Edcel Lagman
(one of the RH bill authors (great name for a lawmaker! (I am of the Swedish persuasion ;))) stated: “Contrary to the Church’s statement that contraception is corruption, it is the denial to women of access to medically safe, legal and effective contraception which corrupts their inalienable right to health and which could lead to maternal death,” later adding that assertions like those from the clergy should be “‘condomized’ to prevent the spread of black propaganda, political intimidation and virulent malevolence.” Hear, hear!, lagman Lagman! (Source: http://goo.gl/dT0Tc
sign this petition! ESPECIALLY
if you consider yourself “Christian”!