United States Supreme Court has finally put its stamp of approval on
same-sex unions. This following similar actions by governments in many
other first-world democracies around the globe. The high court agreed
with the argument that marriage is a very important institution in
society. And to deny it to a certain group simply because of their
sexual orientation is overtly discriminatory. And when you think about
it, the court’s ruling makes perfect sense—whether or not one is gay or
straight. In properly functioning democracies (like the U.S.) everyone
is equal under the law.
Philippines is not a properly functioning democracy as the Catholic
Church continues to be the puppeteer behind the curtain pulling all the
strings in Philippine society. Filipino bishops are almost like the
mullahs of Iran who have de facto control of that country and rule as
tyrants. In the Philippines for almost 500 years, prelates of the
Catholic Church have demanded absolute obedience from the Filipino faithful and
to this day they seem to be getting it. Indoctrinated from
childhood, Filipinos are unlikely to follow the footsteps of more
progressive societies and allow same-sex couples to marry.
So long as the Catholic
Church maintains a firm grip over Philippine society, modern,
progressive ideas that are sweeping other nations will find no place in
the country. And unless Pinoys unshackle themselves from these
repressive, self-serving prelates, they will forever remain a backward
and unenlightened race.