7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” – John 8:7 (New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE))
Sir Carlos Celdran is right. The issue is bigger than him now.. This is now bound in the borderline of what is truly right or wrong and of freedom. For everyone who doesn’t know who Carlos Celdran is, he is a tour guide, an artist, a pro-RH activist and famous for protesting inside a Catholic Church, calling the clergy “Damaso”.
The Church in retaliation, they “the church” complained and filed a case against him for disturbance and “Offending The Religious Feelings” (under article 133 of the Revised Penal Code). And yesterday, Carlos Celdran, the man who stand up against the Church and it’s zombies was found guilty and will face prison for two months to a year.
I feel sorry for him. And I, in my own power will do my best to stand up against tyranny of this so-called church for this country the Philippines is not a Catholic Nation nor controlled by Catholics alone, but by a diversity of people of different ethnicity, dialects and faith.
One more thing, as an Atheist, knowing them, it is insulting, offensive and hurting for them to see and to know that one of them don’t believe in a god anymore. So, may I ask, am I also guilty of “offending the religious feeling”?!
- RH advocate Carlos Celdran guilty of offending Church (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- Punishing Celdran: a test case for free speech? (rappler.com)
- Filipino activist convicted of offending Catholics (kansascity.com)
- Filipino activist convicted of offending Catholics (utsandiego.com)
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- Celdran conviction draws mixed reactions on Twitter (technology.inquirer.net)