There are two things that i would rather not talk about at the same time; religion and homosexuality. In a casual conversation, you’ll end up either offending someone or loosing yourself in the process of expressing your thoughts about it.
Last Saturday, former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao was the guest on one of the most sensible shows in ABS-CBN (Bottom Line with Boy Abunda). Being a former Miss Universe contestant, it is predictable that Boy would ask about her stand on Trump’s decision to allow transgenders to compete for the title. It is known that Quiambao openly disagrees with this decision, and vocally expressed it through several interviews.
OF LIES AND HOMOSEXUALITY
“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” (exact words from Miriam Quiambao’s tweet).
When I was in college, a “manong” refused to sell some burgers to my gay best friend, telling him that homosexuals are the works of the devil, blah, blah. That was the first time I saw someone discriminate a gay right in his face. It was a nasty act that brings nasty feelings.
Ten years after, this exact argument was brought up by Quiambao. I never expected such from her, being surrounded by LGBT people in her chosen career. Nobody saw that coming, an unfriendly and discriminating remark from someone being idolized by gays everywhere. In my own opinion, there is nothing wrong with being homosexual. It is not a sin and certainly not the lie from the devil. Never is and never will be.
TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
Here’s the thing: I believe that homophobes are homosexuals trapped in their own skin, scared of the truth that they are concealing beneath their blanket of faith. Miriam Quiambao’s journey as a beauty queen is marked by the highest support from LGBT community. She may express her disagreement on the Ms. Universe issue, but going deeper is just not right. Everything is all about respect. If she chose to be straight, good for her, but she should also respect the choice of other people, their sexual preference and most importantly their way of life. Calling homosexuality as a “lie of the devil” is tantamount to saying all LGBT are works of the devil: evil, lewd, vulgar beings that can do nothing but contribute to the abomination of mankind. Where is the love? Where is the respect?
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