"It is no surprise when weak political institutions like the Comelec ally themselves with powerful religious orthodoxies. That is the way of bullies, typical of the authoritarian impulse to kowtow before the powerful while riding roughshod over the weak. The “kiss-ass, kick-ass” syndrome is especially ridiculous here since the only behind the Comelec must cover is its own."
Raul Pangalangan, Passion for Reason
If there are many gays and lesbians in our midst, fine! We should respect their rights.
But they should not also go around town proclaiming their preferences as if it was a badge of honor.
There is nothing honorable or normal about same-sex marriage or union, which Ang Ladlad is trying to promote.
Gays and lesbians should be happy society tolerates them. They should not abuse society’s doting attitude towards them.
Mon Tulfo, On Target