Ansel Beluso
September 16 at 8:40 AM
I mentioned in my Senate hearing testimony that I have 12 reasons why the entire Filipino nation should totally and unequivocally reject the SOGIE Bill. Here they are:
1. IT IS AGAINST DIVINE LAW. God created only man and woman.
2. IT IS AGAINST NATURAL LAW. Science says, there are only two sexes/genders determined by chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, internal and external genitalia.
3. IT IS AGAINST MORAL LAW. It promotes and propagates the gay lifestyle and homosexual acts which are a moral abomination. The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls them “an intrinsic disorder.”
4. IT IS AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION. It violates provisions that protect religious freedom, the welfare of the family, equal application of the law, among others.
5. IT IS UNNECESSARY. Truth is, Filipinos love gays. The Philippines is one of the gay friendliest countries in the world.
6. IT IS REDUNDANT. We already have sufficient laws to protect the rights of all individuals against any and all kinds of discrimination, harassment, abuse, bullying, shaming, slander, etc.
7. IT IS AGAINST FILIPINO CULTURE. Filipinos do not have a word for and much less understand the meaning of transgender, intersex, cisgender, polyamory, 2-spirit, and all these alien gender identities and expressions. Most critically, this bill assaults and will weaken two values that are most sacred to us - faith and family. Besides,
8. IT HARMS LGBTQI+ PEOPLE. It applauds transgenderism, which is gender dysphoria, a mental disorder. People with a mental disorder need treatment, not applause. Any disorder, if left untreated or without proper management, worsens. Also, it makes treading the path to change and renewal even more difficult for gays who desire to step out of homosexuality.
9. IT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST THE MAJORITY. It will allow the feeling, whim and caprice of the minority to lord it over the inalienable rights of the majority.
10. IT PAVES THE WAY FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. We are a Christian nation. We believe that marriage is exclusively between a man and a woman.
11. IT WILL RECONFIGURE PHILIPPINE SOCIETY. Filipinos should fight for who and what we really are - our faith, values and morals will be desecrated, the welfare of our family especially our children will be destroyed, our cultural beliefs and traditions will be demeaned, our very soul as a nation will be sacrificed at the altar of gender ideology.
12. IT GOES AGAINST PLAIN COMMON SENSE. In other words, it is stupid!
And, of course, as I explained in the Senate hearing, the SOGIE Bill, if enacted into law, will engender and perpetuate a culture of lies, deceit, deception and duplicity into the life of our country and people.

Top Philippine court refuses to legalise gay marriage

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Thinking of Church growth? While other churches are dying.


Russia Builds 5000 Churches, adds 10,000 Clergy in Six Years


“There could not be such growth in the Church if there were no demand. That is why we feel so special when we place the foundations of new churches…”
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes that increasing number of Orthodox churches in Russia is testimony that the mission of the Russian Orthodox Church is something the people want.
“Over the last six years our Church increased by 5,000 churches and 10,000 clergymen, which means that people need the Church’s mission. There could not be such growth in the Church if there were no demand. That is why we feel so special when we place the foundations of new churches,”
the patriarch said at the ceremony of laying the first stone in the foundation of the Assumption Cathedral of the Sarov Hermitage, where St. Seraphim of Sarov lived.
According to Patriarch Kirill, this is a testimony to
“the faith of our people, their spiritual power, to the vector of spiritual and even social development that connects material prosperity with spiritual growth.”
The patriarch has recently said that churches in Russia are built because people have the need, and not by command from the hierarchy.
“This is not because someone ordered to build [a church], but because of enormous strength of the faith of our people, who support the authorities’ wish,”
the Church primate said on July 28 after consecrating the restored Church of Smolensk icon of the Mother of God in Oryol.

What Pope Francis Says about Marriage.

Pope says marriage can only be between a man and a woman and ‘we cannot change it’

 
Pope Francis (Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
By virtue of its very definition, marriage can only be between a man and a woman, Pope Francis has said in a new book-length interview.
“We cannot change it. This is the nature of things,” not just in the Church, but in human history, he said in a series of interviews with Dominique Wolton, a 70-year-old French sociologist and expert in media and political communication.
Published in French, the 417-page book, Politique et Société (“Politics and Society”) will be released on September 6. Catholic News Service obtained an advance copy, and excerpts appeared online.
When it comes to the true nature of marriage as well as gender, there is “critical confusion at the moment”, the Pope said.
When asked about marriage for same-sex couples, the Pope said, “Let’s call this ‘civil unions.’ We do not joke around with truth.”
Teaching children that they can choose their gender, he said, also plays a part in fostering such mistakes about the truth or facts of nature.
The Pope said he wondered whether these new ideas about gender and marriage were somehow based on a fear of differences, and he encouraged researchers to study the subject.
Pope Francis also said his decision to give all priests permanent permission to grant absolution to those who confess to having procured an abortion was not meant to trivialise this serious and grave sin.
Abortion continues to be “murder of an innocent person. But if there is sin, forgiveness must be facilitated,” he said. So often a woman who never forgets her aborted child “cries for years without having the courage to go see a priest”.
“Do you have any idea the number of people who can finally breathe?” he asked, adding how important it was these women can find the Lord’s forgiveness and never commit this sin again.
Pope Francis said the biggest threat in the world is money. In St Matthew’s Gospel, when Jesus talked about people’s love and loyalty being torn between two things, he didn’t say it was between “your wife or God”, it was choosing between God or money.
“It’s clear. They are two things opposed to each other,” he said.
When asked why people do not listen to this message even though it has been clearly condemned by the Church since the time of the Gospels, the Pope said it is because some people prefer to speak only about sexual morality.
“There is a great danger for preachers, lecturers, to fall into mediocrity,” which is condemning only those forms of immorality that fall “below the belt”, he said.
“But the other sins that are the most serious: hatred, envy, pride, vanity, killing another, taking away a life … these are really not talked about that much,” he said.
“The most minor sins are the sins of the flesh,” he said, because the flesh is weak. “The most dangerous sins are those of the mind”, and confessors should spend more time asking if a person prays, reads the Gospel and seeks the Lord.
One temptation the Church has always been vulnerable to, the Pope said, is being defensive because it is scared.
“Where in the Gospels does the Lord say that we need to seek security? Instead he said, ‘Risk, go ahead, forgive and evangelise.'”
Another temptation, he said, is to seek uniformity with rules, for example, in the debate concerning his apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia.
“When I talk about families in difficulty, I say, ‘Welcome, accompany, discern, integrate …’ and then everyone will see the doors open. In reality, what happens is you hear people say, ‘They cannot receive Communion.’ ‘They cannot do this and that.'”
That temptation of the Church to emphasise “no, no and no” and what is prohibited is the same “drama Jesus [experienced] with the Pharisees.”
This closed, fundamentalist mindset like Jesus faced is “the battle I lead today with the exhortation”.
Jesus followed “another logic” that went beyond prohibitions as he did not adhere to customs – like not touching lepers and stoning adulterers – that had become like commandments, he said.
Church leaders are used to “frozen norms” and “fixed standards”, but when they ask, “‘Can we give Communion to divorcees?’ I reply, ‘Speak with the divorced man and woman, welcome, accompany, integrate and discern”, which opens a path and a way of communication to lead people to Christ.
Encountering Christ is what leads people onto a path of living a moral life, he said.
When asked about the Church’s “just war” theory, the Pope said the issue should be looked into because “no war is just. The only just thing is peace.”
Concerning the persecution of Christians, particularly in the East, and the question of why God would allow such tragedy, the pope said, “I do not know where God is, but I know where man is in this situation. Men make weapons and sell them.”
It is easy for people to question God, he said, but “it is we who commit all this” and allow it to happen; “our humanity is corrupted”.
Speaking about women, the Pope said they have an important role in society because they help unify and reconcile people.
Some people mistake women’s demands to be represented and heard in the world with a kind of “machismo in a skirt”, but machismo is a form of “brutality” and does not represent what women should be.
He said with the reform of the Roman Curia, “there will be many women who will have decision-making power”, not just roles as advisers.
While he said he believes he will succeed in opening up more positions to women in the curia, it will be difficult and there will be problems – not because of misogyny, but because of “the problem of power”.
When Pope Francis and the French interviewer talked about differences between the Argentines and the French, the Pope said, “Argentines are quite fond of psychoanalysis.”
The Pope praised those psychoanalysts who are able to be “open to humanism and to dialogue with other sciences”, particularly medicine and homeopathy.
“Those whom I have known have helped me a lot at one point in my life when I needed consultation,” he said, describing how met with a Jewish psychoanalyst once a week for six months when he was 42 “to clear up certain things”.
“She was very good. Very professional as a doctor and psychoanalyst” and “she helped me so much.”

The Pope is just quoting what the Scriptures says about marriage. It's between a man and a woman. I hope our catholic friends will follow what Pope said.
It's not a surprise that a homosexual priest solemnizing same sex marriage here in the Philippines. Several already happened undocumented.

ANSWERS TO LGBTQ + ARGUMENTS



ANSWERS TO LGBTQ+ ARGUMENTS
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1. Argument: Why don't you just mind your own business.

Answer: We DID mind our own business and we never interfered with what you were doing UNTIL you wanted to change the Constitutional Provisions on Marriage.
2. Argument: Why do you hate LGBTQs?
Answer: We DO NOT HATE LGBTQs, we just love the Truth! The language we use in our discussions are never hateful nor condescending, but respectful and truthful. If you are hurt with the things we say, it's because Truth hurts. And that is no longer our fault.
3. Argument: God is love and He loves LGBTQs. If you claim to know God, why can't you just love us?
Answer: God loves all sinners such as murderers, rapists, pedophiles, cheaters, liars, and, yes, homosexuals, etc. That's the reason why He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for us on the Cross to pay for our Sins. BUT you have to understand that God's love does not mean tolerance of sin or license to go on sinning. God's love is HOLY. He loves murderers, but He expects them to repent and turn away from their sins. Likewise, He loves all kinds of homosexuals, yes, and He expects them to repent and quit their sins, too. The message of the Kingdom as preached by Jesus Christ was... "Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand!"
4. Argument: Marriage is about love, not gender.
Answer: Marriage IS about love AND gender. The first couple was a man (male) and a woman (female). The original intention of God for marriage was to "go, be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth." Gender is important in fulfilling this intention. Obviously two men or two women cannot fulfill the intention of marriage.
5. Argument: Jesus was the first homosexual.
Answer: Based on?
6. Argument: My homosexuality is a gift from God.
Answer: Which god?
The God of the Bible cannot contradict His Word for He and His Word are one.
7. Argument: I was born this way.
Answer: Nope. You decided to be that way.
8. Argument: I can't help it. I am attracted to the same sex.
Answer: It doesn't follow just because you can't help it, it becomes right. A thief can't help it, does that make stealing right?
9. Argument: God is non-binary and we choose to be non-binary, too.
Answer: You are not God.
10. Argument: Our (homosexual) relationship is a caring and consenting one.
Answer: Adulterous relationships are caring and consenting relationships and they are STILL WRONG.
11. Argument: You are judging us (homosexuals).
Answer: No, we are not. We are just stating the Truth that God calls homosexual relationships sinful. (1 Corinthians 6:9).
When you say that we are "judging you," that is already a judgment. So, it looks like you are the ones judging us.
12. Argument: The sin of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah was not homosexuality, but inhospitality.
Answer: For your convenience, let us quote to you the writings of JUDE in verse 7:
"In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire."
13. Argument: Romans 1:26 is not about homosexuality, but religious orgies that led to idolatry.
Answer: Here is Romans 1:26, in its context, read it and judge for yourself if it is really about idolatry:
"24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error."
14. Argument: Homosexuality is genetic.
Answer: No, it's sinful.
15. Argument: I am a Christian homosexual and I read the Bible.
Answer: Reading the Bible does not make you a Christian. Satan memorizes the Bible (Matthew 4:1-10) and he is still the Devil!
16. Argument: I am a Born Again Homosexual.
Answer: If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, OLD THINGS ARE GONE, ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW." (2 Corinthians 5:17, emphasis added)
17. Argument: I can live the way I want to live and it's none of your God d*mn business!
Answer: You're right. No argument there. Just don't touch the Constitutional definition of Marriage.
18. Argument: You are discriminating against us (homosexuals).
Answer: No, we are not. We consider homosexuality a sin JUST LIKE ALL OTHER SINS. We do not discriminate.
19. Argument: Jesus was loving and forgiving. He loves us and will forgive us.
Answer: (1) In other words, you acknowledge that what you are doing is sinful. (2) Jesus loved and forgave sinners and told them to SIN NO MORE.
20. Argument: God is gracious.
Answer:Yes, He is. But if you understand God's graciousness as tolerance of sin, then you are greatly mistaken. The graciousness of God is not an excuse to continue in sin, it is the power of God that enables us to overcome sin.
God bless every LGBTQ who reads this.
May the Holy Spirit enlighten you.
May you come to the knowledge of the Truth that can set you free!
Credits: BY Ps. Norman Lao

A voice crying out for the Truth and righteousness!

Archbishop Warns Against Satanic Temple’s First-Ever Black Mass in Canada: “We Need to Pray”










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Ottawa, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast told the faithful to pray in reparation for an upcoming satanic mass scheduled for 10 p.m. on Aug. 17 in Ottawa, Canada.
Reports explained that the Satanic Temple in Canada is sponsoring the event at The Koven, a restaurant and bar intended for heavy metal and rock music fans.
The event is reportedly the first-ever public satanic black mass in Canada’s history.
“My concern is for the faith of our people and the offense this brings to their love of and reverence for the Eucharist,” Archbishop Prendergast told The Catholic Register of Canada.
National Satanic Temple coordinator Nicholas Marc told Global News that the event “involves using traditional symbols and inverting them to create a ritual that is meant to be the opposite of traditional mass.”
The ritual intentionally mocks Christianity, particularly Catholicism. Although, the Satanic Temple will reportedly not desecrate a Eucharistic host at this event.
However, Archbishop Prendergast asks priests and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion “to be vigilant” that communicants consume the Eucharistic host immediately upon receiving.

Archbishop Prendergast said the satanic ritual is “hate speech” due to its “widespread publicity.”

“To tamper with and mock the Mass — which is what this satanic ritual does — is hateful and will affect more than those who participate in it,” Archbishop Prendergast told The Catholic Register.
“It will say loudly that the central belief of Christians should not be shown respect, as we would expect respect to be shown to the Jewish Torah, the Muslim Koran and to the sacred objects of other faiths.”

Warning against involvement in occult practices

The archbishop also warned against involvement in occult practices.
He said these rituals have “the potential of opening a spiritual doorway into the evil realm — giving demonic spirits permission, in other words — to infest our city with negative and evil energies.”
“People have expressed surprise that Pope Francis so often refers to the devil at work in our world as he and his minions attempt to thwart the good that Christians and the Church are committed to,” he told The Catholic Register.
“But, as St. Paul says, our spiritual battle is not merely against flesh and blood — that is to say, other human beings who are opposed to the Gospel message, but ‘against principalities and powers, against the dark rulers of this world,’ that is rebellious angels who continue to attempt to undermine the spread of God’s Kingdom in human hearts.”

“We need to pray,” offer Masses

Archbishop Prendergast will offer a Mass of Reparation on the morning of Aug. 17 for the blasphemy occurring in Ottawa. He also encourages the priests and parishes of his diocese to offer additional masses.
Furthermore, the archbishop asks pastors “to alert the faithful of their parishes to offer Mass, holy hours and prayers in reparation.”
“We need to pray in reparation for the spiritual harm that is being planned, and that God would turn this blasphemous project into an occasion of grace.”

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle! 

It's the name of JESUS who has the power over demons, even Michael the Archangel has to submit in that name and respect it's Authority and Power. In the Gospel of St. Mark 16:17-18 & 20, in my Name they will cast out demons and speak with new tongues..... Some churches has to go back to the basics teaching of the scriptures and relearn. Too much of so called outdated and empty of power theology. It's funny that Christians believers are intimated by what the devil is doing instead of believing of what Christ did and overcome the power of the enemy. Need to teach parishioners to engage on spiritual warfare. Ephesian 6:12 the problem is they don't know how to overcome the devil. In the scriptures several acts that Jesus did in driving out demons and unclean spirits and they obeyed! "hindi maka porma and demonyo kay Yahusuah"! The difficulty  we have today is, that the CHURCH has no power at all. Demons are more aggressive, vicious, disciplined, united and sophisticated strategies in fighting and destroying the church. WHILE THE CHURCH IS FIGHTING AND DESTROYING AGAINST ONE ANOTHER OF WHOSE AHEAD AND BETTER. Witches are fasting on a regular basis throwing out spells and incantations, satanic prayers are said, satanic priest are doing rituals and offering sacrifices to the Devil,  while the church are feasting on a regular basis and so anemic and weak when it comes to prayer and in practicing righteousness. It's time to wake up, let us humble ourselves and repent before to God, that God may hear our prayers. 2 Chronicles 7: 14, "If my people who are called by my Name shall humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from their WICKED WAYS then I will HEAR from heaven and I will HEAL their land and FORGIVE their sins.  The church need a spiritual cleansing and the removal of all abominable acts and practices, to kneel before our altars, flooding it with tears of repentance and offering of our sincere prayers, then a time of refreshing is expected to come. Playing church is over!!!

Are there still Christians, like the three Hebrew children who never bowed down to false image?

" true Christians, never, will ever fall for this post-modern freak!
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