“No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater…The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.”—Sarah Dessen (This Lullaby)
Today the world commemorates Spirit day, and everybody’s pulling out a different shade of purple to show their support. I know a lot of people are opposed to it, my parents included. From time to time, I hear them express how much disgust they have for the gay community and how funny my dad thought it was that one of the kids who committed suicide got caught on video having sex with another man. This is what I have to deal with every day: a household of homophobes.
As much as I’d like to give them a lecture on gender studies, I know they wouldn’t have any of it. There’s just no arguing in this tight Christian family. Just last year, I saw this man step up to the pulpit to share his testimony on how God had changed him from being a gay sinner to a straight Christian husband. I felt sick to my stomach listening to that man. I felt sick knowing that he had to deny who was created to be in order to pass the checklist of the ideal Christian man. But then I thought that maybe this guy was actually happy being straight and that he really loved his new wife. If that was the case, then I’m happy for him. But if it wasn’t, then I have nothing but pity.
There are so many ideologies out there that tackle human sexuality. Many consider being LGBT as something detestable, while many others celebrate it as something beautiful. It’s such a polarizing topic that even LGBT supporters are debating one another, arguing that their shade of purple is better than the other. But I don’t want wrestle in that brouhaha; I just want to put my thoughts down.
Regarding the RH Bill is evil - overpopulation is a myth - population development is population control issues…
Since most people who are against the bill are hell bent on forcing their beliefs on us, I propose a different solution. Give all families LCD TVs and cable/satellite subscriptions so that people won’t have as much time to have sex. Yup, everything I’ve read that is anti-RH Bill deserves this kind of an answer.
Seriously now, I feel insulted that those people think that Filipinos are just that stupid, shallow, and to use my old Theo professor’s words: have the morality of a five-year old. FYI, a lot of people still do things they’re not supposed to and even more people still don’t do things just because they’re allowed to. AFAIK, the main objective of the bill is responsibility and wise decision-making. How can you say that we don’t need that? Amend it all you want, but we’ll all rue the day if that bill is scrapped.
Also, judge a person based on her principles, not on yours.
Blame her. She keeps on making me go on Philo/Theo (i.e. thinking) mode.
I saw Nanay sitting on the rocking chair and this kid sleeping on the little couch beside her. I thought it was Kleng, my little sister who’s a skinny sophomore in college. It wasn’t. It was Eljin, my five-year old nephew.