Miriam Quiambao on homosexuals and transgenders

Poor former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao (Miss Universe 1999 First Runner Up). She’s recently been swamped by a deluge of online “feedback” on a quip she made about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in a recent episode of ABS-CBN talk show “The Bottom Line” with TV personality Boy Abunda. According to Quiambao, “Homosexuality is not a sin but it is a lie from the devil. Do not be deceived. God loves gays and wants them to know the truth…”

Quiambao who also admitted that she is “not a pastor” also harbours strong views about a recent ruling by the governing body of the Miss Universe beauty pageant allowing transgender (i.e. formerly male then surgically transformed into female) contestants to participate in the pageant. “In my humble opinion, transgenders should not be allowed to join the MissU because it’s only for REAL women.” Quiambao was quoted as saying over Twitter ealier.

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And the Inquisition begins.

As usual, this being Philippine society — the last bastion of medieval thinking in 21st Century planet Earth — the wrong arguments on what are really no-brainer issues engulfed the ensuing chatter of the “intelligentsia” sparked by Quiambao’s public insights. And this being Get Real Post, the only bastion of common sense in Philippine society, the following counter-intuitive ideas (to Filipinos at least) are hereby put forth:

Belief in an “evil force” — conversation-ender du jour

It seems that the underlying issue here is belief in some form of evil force or personification of said force most commonly known as a (or the) “devil”. Quiambao invoked the mythical agenda of “the devil” to illustrate her personal position of how gayness stacks up in her personal hierarchy of moral rightness. Funny thing is that the chumps who actually took offense from this rather bemusing pronouncement themselves exhibited the renowned smallness of the Filipino mind by putting so much value in what said fabled “devil” has to say about sexual orientation.

Take “the devil” out of this quintessentially Filipino “debate” and we go all Shakespearean — much ado over nothing. Fortunately, there is so much nothingness that Filipinos so skillfully turn into the piles of somethings that keeps the national economy afloat by keeping many of our politicians and TV personalities employed. There is a silver lining to the darkness cast by Pinoy thinking.

A surgical strike on sensibility

Inclusion of transgenders in formerly all-female “beauty” contests raises many issues. One key issue is the obviously surgically-enhanced nature of transgender physiologies. As of this year, surgically-engineered human specimens are now allowed to participate in a contest that is all about feminine “beauty”. Does this open the contest to female contestants whose otherwise natural feminine assets are also surgically enhanced? According to “thought leader” Carlos Celdran, Miss Universe, after all, is a beauty contest and not a “vagina contest”. Is Belo Medical Group doing an IPO sometime in the future? Vaginas, it seems, have become but a technical loophole that begs lucrative technology solutions in today’s world.

For the beautiful, the world is an oyster

This Quiambao circus has proven yet again: people take more of their validation (or offense as the recent case may be) from words uttered by beautiful people. This kind of says something about people who react to “insights” on certain sensitive topics issued (often in a glib manner) by celebrities on national television. Does celebrity or physical beauty necessarily confer a degree of weight to the opinions of people who possess either one or both?

Winston Churchill and Stephen Hawking will most certainly beg to differ on that notion.

But this is the Philippines. The unfortunate reality is that one’s face and knockers are potent credentials in an age of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube insta-fame, specially in societies where a capacity for thinking is seen more as an embarrassment rather than an asset. Add to those a talent for dressing like a moron and routinely making one’s self the centre of meaningless public spectacles and you have a more-or-less complete profile of the future cadre of elite opinion-shapers that will lead Philippine society further down the path of mediocrity it had for so long blazed for itself.

What separates great minds from the pin-sized ones that dominate Philippine society is the ability to remove personalities, non-sequiturs and plain noise from the debates that suck all productive motivation from an already wretchedly impoverished society. It’s not hard. You just need to think.

37 Replies to “Miriam Quiambao on homosexuals and transgenders”

  1. Good article but I don’t know where I really stand on this subject! I think homosexuality, gays, transgender or Whatever it is we are talking about is inherently wrong, I guess cause I am Roman Catholic I do believe that homosexuals, gays, transgenders or whatever it is we are talking about have rights! Where these rights begin and end though, I do not know! Everyone has their own thoughts on this but again, I don’t know what I REALLY feel about it! What you are taught as a child in a Catholic family has a lot to do with my mindset I think! No they should not be allowed to enter female beauty contests, they already have their own! Just saying!

    1. Personally, the idea of engaging in a homosexual act is deeply revolting to me in much the same way as I am repulsed with the idea of having sex with my mother or sister. That’s my psyche and physiology talking — the complex interplay of the way my brain is wired, my internal body chemistry, and the attitudes I was raised with makes me heterosexual in orientation and non-incestuous by nature.

      According to the latest science, this “orientation” traces its roots to our genetic makeup and is presumably heritable to some extent. It’s a product of evolution that ensures that we propagate the species by mating with the opposite gender of our species and ensure robust genetic diversity by not mating with close relatives.

      But then, my opinion, the way we personally feel about homosexuality need not necessarily extend to the way we should regard homosexuals. Homosexuality is a condition. A homosexual is a person. They’re two different concepts and shouldn’t be muddled together (note that this tolerance/openness on my part does not extend to incestuous people).

      1. I don’t wanna sound too politically correct, but I had to wince when you wrote “surgically-engineered human specimens” to describe transgenders. I’m also interested to see what you meant about homosexuality being a condition, or what you think about LGBT rights in general.

        1. I go deep and a bit more at length on the topic here.

          As to what I think of LGBT rights “in general”? Frankly I don’t think of it. Remove the LGBT label (or any label for that matter) and all people are quite simply just people.

      2. Why is it revolting? Homosexuality was removed from DSM IV of mental disorder. It is not a condition that needs to be cured. It is an identity. It is not even close to incest. No one chose to be a homosexual. You were born as one.

        So if they don’t propagate the species, it is as revolting as incest? Of course not. How about infertile people? Or single people? Old people? Not everyone can be for propagation of species. There are billions of us already. I believe it is just a way to control human population. And with medical advancement, it is now possible for homosexuals to have children.

        1. “it is now possible for homosexuals to have children”

          -reminds me of an old joke.

          and mga bakla daw ndi nmn nag kakaanak pero dumamdami

  2. I’ll stick to the notion of “child-bearing is the essence of womanhood/woman’s beauty” when it comes to “beauty pageants”. Miriam only expressed her flawed ‘witch-hunting’ opinion and still it depends on the Ms. Universe pageant if they will truly allow transgenders into the contest or not. They should prepare for a wave of criticisms of they choose the former.

    Very enlightening article.

  3. if miss universe allow the transgender to joint the pageant it will be unfair to the female because of text vote all the gay and lesbian will vote becAuse they will support the person .and he will win.whats next lesbian joining mr universe .willshe be shirtless to show her chest.trummpe is republicant and he is afraid to be sue for disscrimination

  4. Quiambao is deemed to have a credible position in this argument not just because she’s beautiful but because she’s the woman who got the highest marks in the competition in question in recent history.

    If that’s her personal position we can’t really take it against her, but in any logical argument invoking either God or the devil is ALWAYS problematic. Her being a staunch Born Again Christian (many of whom lean towards fundamentalism) doesn’t help.

    As for the issue: I don’t really care. A beauty contest is a beauty contest is a beauty contest: whatever we say it stands for to either degrade and/or advance the status of women (or transgenders) in society glosses over the fact that it’s purely for entertainment and show.

  5. BenignO: I think Quiambao was merely articulating the view–or the apprehension along the “inch-mile” saying–that the exception often becomes the rule later.

  6. As much as I disagree w/ Miriam and dont mind gays, I respect her beliefs. She can believe in fairies and mermaids for all I care. Its just one human being’s opinion at the end of the day. I don’t get why people esp the so called atheists and gay “activists” give a lot of f*ck about it. It’s not like she’s lobbying congress for something against gays and to promote the idea of angels and devils, is she? Lets just move on with our lives. Jeez plenty other things to be mad about…

    1. This is supposed to be the perfect thinking AC. Bravo, to you. The problem with religion, especially when it comes to beliefs is that members of such religion tend to portray their own as a meta-religion–a religion that ends all religion. That is also the thinking of many Christians. They condemn those cultures who have their own religion, forgetting that those religions have their own Saviour too that would save them.

      1. Kris, as a Combat Veteran of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Grenada, Anbd Iraq, I guarantee you that there is a God!! I have met him and I am here today because of his Grace

        1. You have just given honor and glory to the Unseen God of the universe for He is spirit and truth (John 4:24) and your witness is in a way giving Him a sacrifice of praise!







    Homosexuality is like all other sins that we know today. Sins like murder, rape, robbery, fornication, gossips among others. It is a by-product of the sin of Adam and Eve; an inheritance from the sinful Adam.

    To some, their predominant “inheritance” from the sinful Adam might be murder. To some others, it might be rape and so on and so forth. Similarly, homosexual tendencies are the predominant “sin-produced inheritance” to some others.

    Now, all of these sins even the homosexual tendencies need to be submitted to God for solution in Christ Jesus. It is not biblical to say that God created the homosexuals as they are. Genesis 1:27 declares that God created only male and female. And in Genesis 2:18-24, God instituted the one and only kind of marriage that God approves; marriage between male and female.

    Nowhere in the bible finds God’s word of approval for same sex marriages for obvious reasons – that homosexuality or the so-called “Third sex” is a by-product of the sin of Adam and Eve.
    For all intents and purposes, here explains how homosexuality became a product of the sin of Adam and Eve.

    When Adam and Eve had sinned, all things got distorted. Where prior to their sin and they were naked, they were not ashamed. After their sin when their eyes were opened to the knowledge of good and evil, they became aware (ashamed) that they were naked and sewed figs leaves to cover themselves (Genesis 3:7). Where they were once in the presence of God prior to their sin, after sinning Adam tried to hide from God (Genesis 3:10), his mind got distorted. Can anyone hide from an omnipresent God? Immediately after committing the first sin ever, Adam and Eve’s heart and emotion got distorted too. “Fear” the core emotion of man entered the heart of Adam (Genesis 3:10) and today the inherited condition of man’s heart is described in Genesis 6:5 …every thoughts/intents of the heart are evil continually (ergo, sinful nature or the heart’s continuing natural tendency to sin even behave as gay/lesbian/transgendered).

    The heart that was supposed to be inclined towards God even to love Him got lost and for which Christ came to seek and save. Where before they were living in peace and in orderly fashion with ferocious animals, that peace and order got distorted too. Even the whole of creation was not spared from that eventful distortion in the garden that today; we have natural calamities and all other forms of sins, and perversions (Romans 8:20-22).

    And now we get closer to home.

    The sin that Adam and Eve committed not only distorted their minds, hearts and emotions but also their bodies. Adam’s “bodily tendencies/power to do” which we inherited (Genesis 5:3) got distorted too so that today, “sin” per se got embedded in all members of our bodies (Romans 7:17; 20). Thus, it is not even necessary for the sinful nature to be in operation for anyone of us to sin – our eyes without the prompting by our sinful nature have the predisposition towards porn. Our tongues have the predisposition to curse others who were made in the image of God even as all other members of our bodies have their predisposition to commit sinful acts.

    And finally, we are home…. the sin of Adam also distorted his GENETIC STRUCTURE so that today, we get sick, we have babies born with physical deformities and a big “YES”, the so-called “Third Sex”.
    God did not create the “Third Sex” as we can see here and we cannot blame God for it as many others who have such tendencies do.
    Such homosexual tendencies must be blamed reference to its origin; “sin” – the sin of Adam and Eve. However, just like all other sinners, God loves those with homosexual tendencies too so that John 3:16 also applies to them as well. However, they must submit such tendencies to God for solution in Christ Jesus just like the all other sins.

    In summary, God does not hate the sinner per se even as we are all sinners conceived in sin (Psalm 51:5) including those with homosexual tendencies. What He hates is the sin. And that we (including those with homosexual tendencies) incur His wrath ONLY when we act out our sinful tendencies (homosexual tendencies, for the homosexuals).
    And this gets even more serious when we continue to wallow in the mud of our depravity in spite of warnings given to us (even through this article) to cease and desist from our lifestyle of sin for God by way of His Holy Spirit, the RESTRAINER OF SIN made manifest in His ministry of convicting man of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8) shall not strive with us forever as He says so in Genesis 6:3 which means, that God’s patience has its limit and when this happens, He Himself would even give us over to Satan (Romans 1:26-27) – the most tragic thing of all when God leaves us to our own designs where then, we have judged ourselves unto hell even as Hebrews 10:31 warns us, “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!”
    And now to fittingly end this article, here are Old Testament and New Testament verses about God’s contempt for homosexual acts; OT – Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13; NT – Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

    And that Romans 5:12 declare that sin including the sin of homosexuality as acted upon by one whose has such tendency came entered through Adam and spread to all men where then we came to be referred to as having the Adamic nature or better known as sinful nature.


    Principle to live by:

    “We are born and conceived in sin thus we are sinners. Yet we are not to live in sin but live for God in righteousness”. (And that this goes the same way for those who were born with homosexual tendencies that they are not to act out their homosexual tendencies but live for God in righteousness.

    How to Apply unto one’s self, the Principle:

    God’s solution to our sin-problem that He had prepared from eternity past is for us to be Born-Again, meaning Born of the Spirit (John 3:3, 7). And this is to submit to God by acknowledging to Him that we have sinned against a Holy God and that we in our sorrow and grief that we have done such despicable acts against Him (Psalm 51:54), we repent of our sins (Luke 13:3, 5) and believe in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross.
    So that what happens is that His blood cleanses us from all sins (1 John 1:7/Hebrews 9:22) and that His Holy Spirit will come to indwell us and cause us to live according to the will of God in Christ (Ezekiel 36:26-27). Conversely, we are then effectively empowered by His Holy Spirit to resist sin, the lure of the things of this dying world of sinful men and the schemes of the evil one, Satan.
    Additionally, having repented of our sins and believed in Christ, the righteousness that we do not have on our own is now made hidden in the righteousness of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21) – the only kind of righteousness acceptable to God is then given to us thus through such righteousness of Christ, we are then accepted by God as His own true children in Christ.
    (Given the verses mentioned in this document, who would now deny that the acting out of homosexual tendencies is not a sin against a holy and righteous God? And who would say that God created the “third sex”?)


  8. The Garden of Eden was intended by God to be a paradise sans natural calamities and all kinds of sin and criminality that endanger man’s life and from there He would transform man to the perfection that He intended Him to be – the very image of God even His Son Jesus (Romans 8:29)that Jesus might be the very first born among many brethren.

    Along with such plan, were to have everything that they need and would mot labor to live and eat – no sickness, pain, tears and sadness even among others.

    All the problems that we now find in our world today even our ignorant speculations and distorted world view of things can be traced back to only one culprit – SIN.

    Satan only cashes in on our weaknesses to spite God to His face in his pride and arrogance for which reason he was sent out of heaven’s gates in that manner that Adam was also sent our from the Garden of Eden in his pride and arrogance having become his own god, the very motivation of Satan when he rebelled against God for he himself wanted to be like God (Isaiah 14:13-14).

    Any one sin even lying is a rebellion against God (James 2:10-11)thus any sin man commits in a manner of speaking is a raised fist against a holy and righteous God or an audacious and irreverent poking at His nostrils thus taunt Him and incur His wrath (Ephesians 2:3).

    It is no wonder then that all unrepentant sinners even all liars (no such thing as “white lie”) go to hell (Revelations 21:8).

  9. And you Jenny, by your honesty and unbiased view of homosexuality and not by insisting any so-called rights that are not biblical prompt me hard to give you all my respect. You have, I must say something good going there in terms of a healthy view of your sexuality and this too, gained you my respect without trying even as the first time you gained my deep respect.

    And along your example is how people should earn respect from others – by speaking and accepting what is truth for you know what, when we speak and accept that which is truth and not insist on our ignorant speculations and world view opinions and philosophies of what is truth and our rights (for all our ways are crooked says Proverbs 3:5-6), we give honor and glory to the Personification of all Truths – Jesus Christ (John 14:6).

  10. I definitely and only agree to the word of God. Meriam is simply telling the truth, those guilty or wont accept the truth from the word of God will surely comment.

  11. GOD SAYS IN the Old Testament:

    Leviticus 18:22

    (KJV) Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

    (TAB) Huwag kang sisiping sa lalake ng gaya sa babae: karumaldumal nga.

    PARAPHRASES FROM biblestudytools.com:
    “You must not have sexual intercourse with a man as you would with a woman; it is a detestable practice.”
    “Never have sexual intercourse with a man as with a woman. It is disgusting.”
    “Don’t have sex with a man as one does with a woman. That is abhorrent.”

    GOD SAYS in the New Testament:

    Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
    Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
    Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
    Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    Rom 1:24 Dahil dito’y sa karumihan ng mga pita ng kanilang mga puso ay ibinigay sila ng Dios sa kahalayan, upang alisan nila ng puri ang kanilang mga katawan sa kanikanilang sarili:
    Rom 1:25 Sapagka’t pinalitan nila ang katotohanan ng Dios ng kasinungalingan, at sila’y nagsisamba at nangaglingkod sa nilalang kay sa Lumalang, na siyang pinupuri magpakailan man. Siya nawa.
    Rom 1:26 Dahil dito’y ibinigay sila ng Dios sa mga mahahalay na pita: sapagka’t pinalitan ng kanilang mga babae ang katutubong kagamitan niyaong nalalaban sa katutubo:
    Rom 1:27 At gayon din naman ang mga lalake, na nang iwan na ang katutubong kagamitan sa mga babae, ay nangagningas sa kanilang karumihan ng pita ang isa’t isa, na gumagawa ng kahalayan ang mga lalake sa mga kapuwa lalake, at tumatanggap sa kanilang sarili ng kagantihan ng kanilang pagkakamali.

    PARAPHRASES FROM biblestudytools.com:
    “For this reason God allowed their lusts to control them. As a result, they dishonor their bodies by sexual perversion with each other. These people have exchanged God’s truth for a lie. So they have become ungodly and serve what is created rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen! For this reason God allowed their shameful passions to control them. Their women have exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. Likewise, their men have given up natural sexual relations with women and burn with lust for each other. Men commit indecent acts with men, so they experience among themselves the punishment they deserve for their perversion.”

    “So God abandoned them to their hearts’ desires, which led to the moral corruption of degrading their own bodies with each other. They traded God’s truth for a lie, and they worshipped and served the creation instead of the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. That’s why God abandoned them to degrading lust. Their females traded natural sexual relations for unnatural sexual relations. Also, in the same way, the males traded natural sexual relations with females, and burned with lust for each other. Males performed shameful actions with males, and they were paid back with the penalty they deserved for their mistake in their own bodies.”

    “So God said, in effect, “If that’s what you want, that’s what you get.” It wasn’t long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out. And all this because they traded the true God for a fake god, and worshiped the god they made instead of the God who made them – the God we bless, the God who blesses us. Oh, yes! Worse followed. Refusing to know God, they soon didn’t know how to be human either – women didn’t know how to be women, men didn’t know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men – all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it – emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches.”

    “For this reason God gave them up to the evil desires of their hearts, working shame in their bodies with one another: Because by them the true word of God was changed into that which is false, and they gave worship and honour to the thing which is made, and not to him who made it, to whom be blessing for ever. So be it. For this reason God gave them up to evil passions, and their women were changing the natural use into one which is unnatural: And in the same way the men gave up the natural use of the woman and were burning in their desire for one another, men doing shame with men, and getting in their bodies the right reward of their evil-doing.”

  12. Dear Miriam,

    Congratulations on standing up for the truth given by God in the Bible! Literally interpreting the Bible is what we should really do. The word of God is the word of God. Those who believe in God shouldn’t doubt the Bible: each word in the Bible, each punctuation mark, each syllable was written by the owner and creator of the universe, period. I love your zealous and unwavering faith that everything that the Bible says is true and that we should follow it.

    I know that we should take the Bible as it is. There’s no doubt that God forbids cross-dressing; Deuteronomy 22:5 says that. Leviticus 18:22 implies that homosexuality is an abomination to God’s eyes as well. But I’m having some problems with other verses in the Bible. Please help me with what to do about them because, just like you, I want to live my life in accordance with the word of God.

    1. According to Genesis, God only created men and women. Nothing else, no one in between. Just either men or women. Now, Genesis 1:5 says that God created only evening and morning. There was no mention about afternoon, dusk, dawn, midnight, the blue hour, etc. As a literal follower of the Bible, how should I regard these “other” parts of the day? To borrow your own words, are they the “lies of the devil?” Why do we have these abominations? Is God testing my faith?

    2. I’m so confused about what to wear now, Miriam. I feel that I’m such an abomination in the eyes of God. You know why? Detueronomy 22:11. God clearly and literally forbids wearing clothing made of fabric that are combined together, such as wool and linen woven together. I have lots of clothes made of combined fabric. What should I do with them? Should I change my wardrobe and burn all these clothes, just like how God burned Sodom and Gomorrah? Miriam, please promise us, in the name of the Truth contained in the Bible, that you will never ever wear such clothes! Moreover, Deuteronomy 22:12 says that we should place tassels on the four corners of the cloaks we wear. Why didn’t your evening gown during the Ms. Universe pageant in 1999 have any tassels? Was this a flaw in the design? Or was the gown designed by the devil? Oh my God, Miriam, please burn that gown now, as that is not something God wants you to wear! Save your soul, sister!

    3. I’m so disturbed by how marriage laws in our country work, Miriam. Clearly, this country will rot in hell. Why? It is not following Deuteronomy 22:13-20. We should include virginity tests for women before they get married. And if it’s proven that these women are not virgins, we should stone them to death just like how Deuteronomy 22:21 recommends! Miriam, please tell me you were a virgin when you married your husband!

    4. I want to share the truth of the Bible to my neighbor, Miriam. Here’s the case: The woman’s husband died recently; and they have no children. Deuteronomy 25:5 clearly says that in situations like this, the woman is only allowed to marry her brother-in-law. They are not following this. Should I go to them and share to them this Universal Truth so that they can follow what the Lord wants?

    5. Miriam, I wonder how we can implement Deuteronomy 25:13. It says that we shouldn’t have two different weights in our bags. Can you share to me the weights of the contents of your bag?

    6. Leviticus 1:14-17 says that the smell of burning dove and pigeon is an aroma pleasing to the Lord. I tried to burn doves and pigeons yesterday as part of my daily routine in pleasing God but my neighbor stopped me. He said this is cruelty to animals. Can you help me pray over my neighbor’s soul so he can finally see the Truth?

    7. I’m very troubled by the presence of Lydia’s Lechon in our neighborhood. Leviticus 3:17 clearly says that we must not eat any fat. Can you support my petition against Lydia’s Lechon?

    8. Why do people go to dermatologists, Miriam? Isn’t this a clear violation of the word of God? Leviticus 13:2 is clear: When it comes to skin disease we must go to a priest, not a dermatologist.

    9. One of my neighbors is poor. I advised the father of the household to sell one of his daughters as a slave so they can have money. He told me that I was insane. I told them God clearly allows this in Exodus 21:7. How much do you think he should sell his daughter for?

    10. Miriam, why do people work on the Sabbath day? Exodus 35:2 clearly forbids this. Should we start putting them to death as the Bible recommends?
    11. A lot of Filipinas work as domestic helpers in other countries. Most of them are beaten by their employers. Should we condemn their employers or should we just allow them to be beaten up as long as they can get up after a day or two, as what Exodus 21:20-21 wants us to do? It does say, “If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property.”

    A friend of mine told me that these words should not be taken out of context. I told him, No! These words are the words of God and they apply in every context, at all times, everywhere and every time, as God’s words are eternal. Deuteronomy 26:16 is clear about this: “The Lord your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.” When I told him about that, he told me that God is shit. Oh dear, that comment ended our friendship. And I’m now actually planning the time and place where our entire barangay can stone him to death as recommended by Leviticus 24:16. Would you like to join us in fulfilling what the Lord our God wants us to do? Where can I send the invitation?

    I’m looking forward to hear from you.

    Let’s defend every word in the Bible!

    Your number 1 fan,
    Melody (An adaptation of the “Dear Dr. Laura Schlesinger” letter)

    Source: Facebook

    1. Do any of you shave? Because the bible clearly says not to do that either!

      Nothing wrong with being gay… And the whole bible was in no way meant to be taken literally……… Most of the bible are stories illustrating points…

      It’s fundamentalists like you that make me ashamed of being catholic, I believe in Jesus and God, the Holy Spirit the bible and I am a good person! Even if I am bisexual… And I think one persons sexual orientation isn’t going to affect God that much

  13. Isaiah 5:20

    “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”

    It is surprising (and almost unlikely) for this celebrity to call out what is so wrong with humanity today. Listen, the only way that you change the system is to change the soul. Humanism fails as is Marxism and all other man-centred ideologies, where ultimately, they corrupt. And to all of you who mistaken people who take Christ’s teachings as fundies- think it over there. If we don’t hold to the Truth, inevitably, it will lead to the days as in Noah’s time where everyone is so self-centred, self-interested and full of unrighteousness. Thankfully, there are those left in my generation who still hold up the basic, fundamental truths set by God. Human reason does what now? How does it quench the human’s spiritual hunger? Homosexuality, by all means, isn’t what God made things out to be in the beginning. So is divorce. The reason why He just allowed these things to happen is because we’re too stubborn to be taught. This is exactly why Jesus, the mediator, has to be the sacrificial lamb to make even some allowance to salvage ourselves from sin. Preaching enough? Won’t matter to me because I have learned not to trust in a human or any sort of human wisdom anymore. It is insanity, inanity and purely destructive.

    ‘Nuff said.

  14. sige condemn others mga righteous people and let them live according to your beliefs. pwede ba wag kayong magmalinis. at kung bible at bible lang din mas masahol pa ang condemnation ng God nyo sa mga heterosexuals but you still continue to sin more bitches.

    also, yung kinoqoute nyo ay mas maraming mako-qoute sa bible about mga nakasulat dun na nakakatawa na lang sa ngayon. moral lesson is, dont believe everything in the bible. it is the word of god according to the people na may pakinabang sa kanila. sinulat ang bible ng tao after 70 years from jesus death. nahaluan na ng mga sabi sabi. may pakpak ang balita at pag nasalin salin na and in 70 years ay kung ano ano nang kalechehan ang nahalo. bottomline is, it is MAN-MADE!!!

    and so no right thinking person should treat and believe it as Gospel truth (no pun intended!). as long as you live by the GOLDEN RULE, DO NOT DO UNTO OTHERS WHAT YOU DO NOT WANT OTHERS DO TO YOU, God will be pleased with you. And persecuting another person because you think he/she is a sin is devilish and is the work of your god/devil.

    do not judge another human being is the ultimate test that God has actually made humans to hurdle, as simple as that. no one has the right to judge another esp. if it is as simple as letting people do what they want to do with their own personal lives. in short, walang pakialaman, walang basagan ng trip, ayusin mo muna ang sarili mong buhay bago ka makialam sa iba. although i would prefer and for sure god would prefer for you to not make pakialaman about others personal life. live and let live. dont take it on others if you led a miserable life. get a life, a productive one para umunlad naman ang pilipinas at hindi yung puro pagjajudge sa kapwa.

  15. Beauty contests, naturally, should not allow trans genders to join because of the fact that they were surgically engineered. The same thing applies to females who had undergone reconstructive procedures like boob enhancement etc., must also be barred.

    Isn’t it bad that the competition will not be based on natural beauty but rather, on who is the most skillful cosmetic surgeon? 😀

  16. Planet Earth doesn’t really care what kind of person we are. Life had evolved into many branches of species, and planet Earth remains beautiful. Our belief system sometimes just complicate the simplicity of life.

  17. Even though this article was published over a decade ago, this can be correlated to recent events in the US when a transgender, Audrey Hale opened fire at a Christian school in Nashville, killed three innocent children–and was reported to be suffering from mental disorders. Yet Hale met her fate when Nashville police officers entered the school and shot her dead. What was puzzling even up to now was why she had to do such a despicable, unforgivable act which will now make society think twice on how to treat transgenders.
    I have always learned to accept people for who they are, irrespective of gender, race, social status or belief. I even have close personal friends from the LGBT community of whom I treat with great respect–the same way that they accept me for who I am, even with my idiosyncrasies. Yet they also find what happened in Nashville so shocking as well as despicable. Much as I also do not want to sound judgmental, the violent act triggered by hale in Nashville against those schoolchildren will now raise red flags on the real intentions that these LGBTs, especially in the US and other permissive Western societies, have. Now these LGBTs are creating so much noise and feel that the world owes them something when, in reality, they must repent for showering their support over Audrey Hale (which includes their refusal to condemn her) instead of expressing their condolences with the families who have lost their loved ones. Blame it also on the obsession of Americans for being so ‘politically correct’; but what may be correct for them may not be for others, when viewed on a moral and ethical perspective.
    Though I dislike the tasteless, ‘below the belt’ comments of Vice Ganda (plus his/her ‘Vakla’ obsessions which have gone too far, to the extent that these set bad examples for our youth), I still agree that there are Filipinos from the LGBT community who remain discreet and respectable. They are also the types who disagree with the trash that Vice Ganda promotes. On another angle, the late, feisty Senadora Miriam Defensor-Santiago advocated to end discrimination and harassment for gays and lesbians and even authored numerous bills that support gender equality. And way back then, ironically, when Philippine society was quite conservative, we had personalities like Zeneida ‘Bibot’ Amador, Mitos Villarreal, Bernardo Bernardo. Lino Brocka, Maurice Arcache and even Charito Planas, former Quezon City Vice-Mayor and spokesperson of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, among others–but nobody made a big fuss about their sexual orientation and instead gave them due respect on how they did very, very well in their professions. That’s also something to look back and ponder, in this day and age when people make all these noise about gender equality, in the light of the Nashville shooting!

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