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Things That Are Bullshit: Church/State Separation in the Philippines

Great job Aquino administration! You ever vigilant guardians of the wall of separation between church and state! Witness this from the recent Reproductive Health debate:

Asked for comment, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said Malacañang cannot interfere with what it deems as a Church issue.

“The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has a position on the issue of reproductive health. Kung ano ang gagawin nilang hakbang with respect to its flock, so to speak, is beyond the ambit of government. We really cannot comment on anything. It’s between the church and its members,” she told reporters.

Awesome job, Team PNoy! You know how to keep the government out of the church! Come on, how else do we keep the church and state apart? We don’t let the church meddle with the government right?

Right guys? I mean, that’s how walls work right? It keeps two sides separate from each other?

Oh. What’s that? You’re going to keep talking to the bishops about the Reproductive Health bill? While eleven women die each day from maternal complications? Oh. Alright then. I guess.

This is BULLSHIT. Aquino administration. You’re halfway there. So. Damn. Close.

Sigh. Anyway. Hey CBCP, what say you about church state separation? What’s that? Your website is lauding separation of religion and politics? Gasp! You’re the new best friend of secularists in the Philippines! Oh. God damn it. I guess only for the Islamic countries.

Hey so heard about Egypt? They had a people power revolution, that’s cool right? Just like EDSA! Hey CBCP, you were saying something about EDSA right…

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