Duterte Tells Philippines: ‘Kill Bishops,’ ‘90% of Priests Are Gay’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called upon his country’s population, which is predominantly Catholic and 90% identify as Christian, to “kill bishops” as “90% are gay.” His remarks preceded the arrest of yet another priest in the country accused of dozens of instances of sexual assault and rape of children. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo says that Duterte’s call to kill was “only hyperbole.” Duterte regularly attacks the Catholic Church and its local clergy and claims to have been the victim of sexual assault as a child at the hands of an American Jesuit priest.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte used the occasion of an award ceremony for “Child-friendly Municipalities and Cities” on Wednesday to call on his population to “kill bishops” for being “good for nothing.” On Friday, at a labor event, Duterte disparaged priests as being “90 percent gay.”

Duterte regularly attacks the Catholic Church and its local clergy in routine presidential speaking engagements. He has repeatedly claimed to have been the victim of sexual assault at the hands of a priest as a child and gifted supporters copies of books detailing child sexual assault by Catholic clergy.

Duterte’s antagonism towards the Church has marred his popularity among constituents. The Philippines is home to one of the world’s largest Catholic populations and over 90 percent of the country identifies as Christian in some form. His remarks, however, immediately preceded the arrest of yet another priest in the country accused of dozens of instances of sexual assault and rape of children.

On Wednesday, Duterte remarked in Manila’s Malacanang Palace that “all [bishops] do is criticize” and encouraged their killing. According to the Philippine outlet Rappler, Duterte first stated that he did believe in God, regardless of his attitude towards the Church. He then added in Filipino, “but these bishops, kill them, those fools are good for nothing.”

At another event on Friday, this time dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment, Duterte called the Catholic Church “the most hypocritical institution.”

“You see, the pope said, ‘If you cannot be celibate, get out.’ Most of them, 90 percent of the priests (are gay),” Duterte said.

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo assured reporters on Thursday that Duterte’s call to kill was “only hyperbole.”

“We should be getting used to this president. He makes certain statements for dramatic effect,” Panelo said, condemning Philippine bishops for triggering Duterte’s remarks.

“The president, just like any ordinary human being, is upset when the good things that he does for this country and not even appreciated by people who are supposed to support it, like the Church,” Panelo said.

The explanation did not appear to satisfy the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Missions (ECM) chairman Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes told the Philippine Star that Duterte was a “megalomaniac” and “murderous madman,” urging the country not to “take his statements lightly from this time on.”

Fr. Jerome Secillano of the CBCP issued a statement urging bishops to use “prudence” with their words to protect their safety.

“What we need here is to exercise prudence in our words and actions. If we engage him in a word war, it might not end,” he advised.

On his remarks regarding gay priests, Bishop Broderick Pabillo told the Philippine Star that it was an “irresponsible accusation.”

“The sins of others do not make his own sins right,” he said.

Bishop Virgilio David, a frequent target of Duterte’s attacks, posted a reply to Wednesday’s tirade on Facebook consisting mostly of Biblical passages. He added, “We have already faced quite a lot of persecutions in the past two thousand years of Church history. We always respond the way Jesus would.”

Last month, Duterte accused David personally of being a drug abuser, without providing any evidence, and threatened to “decapitate” him.

Read full article here…

Views: 55

Comment

You need to be a member of 12160 Social Network to add comments!

Join 12160 Social Network

Comment by jim on December 10, 2018 at 10:21pm



well, what do you mean jimmy,

The priest wants you to stay a little later, oh it will be alright he a priest,

he is GODS messenger he won't harm you, you'll be safe in his arms.

go ahead son it will be ok, you do whatever he says to do.


I don't think killing them is the answer,

They took a vow of Celibacy, cutting their BALL OFF will do for now.

Latest Activity

Doc Vega posted blog posts
17 minutes ago
James T. Kirk posted videos
29 minutes ago
Diana replied to Raz Putin's discussion Activist Post "Uncle Sam Wants Your DNA: The FBI’s Diabolical Plan to Create a Nation of Suspects"
"It reminds me of that episode of the X-Files where Mulder and Scully discover the abandoned warehouse in West Virginia. Inside: rows and rows of files containing medical info and samples on millions of the country's children.  But…"
34 minutes ago
Diana commented on Raz Putin's blog post The right to abort a child right up to birth??? Isn't that murder???!!! Not in New York State it isn't...
"New York Senate Erupts in Applause After Passing Horrific Late-Term Abortion Bill     www.faithwire.com/2019/01/23/new-york-senate-erupts-in-applause-after-passing-horrific-late-term-abortion-bill/ Notice the Justice Agenda sign (like…"
1 hour ago
Marklar's Ghost commented on Central Scrutinizer's blog post BIG BROTHER DIGITAL LICENSE PLATES COMING TO A STATE NEAR YOU
"What's next, internet connected gps silverware?"
1 hour ago
Diana posted photos
1 hour ago
Diana favorited Deep Space's photo
1 hour ago
Deep Space posted a photo
2 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer posted a video

Moon Landing Hoax Does this video show Nasa Faked Space Race [FULL VIDEO]

Nearly five decades ago, American astronauts flew to the moon, safely landed and walked over the lunar surface, then returned triumphantly back to Earth. The...
2 hours ago
dogitydog commented on Doc Vega's blog post 2000 Radioactive Wild Boars Threaten Fukushima
"Green eggs and green ham. And later, green tumors! Sam I am!"
2 hours ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post Setting Sail
"Raz Putin thanks Dude!"
2 hours ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post Setting Sail
"Thanks cheeki kea."
2 hours ago
dogitydog commented on dogitydog's photo
Thumbnail

Ocasio Visa Equality

"Chris of the family Masters Yes, (Rtrd) is for Retard, it is interchangeable with (D) for Democrat"
2 hours ago
dogitydog favorited Central Scrutinizer's blog post BIG BROTHER DIGITAL LICENSE PLATES COMING TO A STATE NEAR YOU
2 hours ago
dogitydog commented on Central Scrutinizer's blog post BIG BROTHER DIGITAL LICENSE PLATES COMING TO A STATE NEAR YOU
"Just in case you think you are going to GPS proof your car, eventually you will have to buy tires for it. I found out about all tires embedded with tracking chips over 20 years ago. You have to be really paranoid or really guilty or both to feel the…"
2 hours ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post 2000 Radioactive Wild Boars Threaten Fukushima
"dogitydog Maybe Dr. Seuss was prophetic "green eggs and ham!""
2 hours ago

Please remember this website is supported by your donations...

© 2019   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2015 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted