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    ‘Proponents of the SOGIE Bill in the Senate and Congress are looking the other way, convinced somehow that outlawing discrimination against the LGBT would make homosexual couples more responsible in protecting their health and well-being.’

    I WOULD stare into their eyes and pray for them. As their sunken faces light up they are suddenly lifted from the dark world of HIV-AIDS. Many of them had ignored warnings against the dreaded disease, their fears overcome by the pleasures and gratification from intimate homosexual relationships or sex between men, a legitimate and unhindered right among the LGBT community.

    Since the LGBT has been recognized by the media and government, more and more HIV cases have been reported. (The virus outbreak followed by the strict quarantine controls stalled its galloping figures.) Often, the hopelessness at Pavilion 4 of the San Lazaro General Hospital would be replaced with a “fresh wind” of recovery and healing.

    The Soldiers for Christ of the Ministry of Healing and Deliverance of the Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) that includes this columnist have been conducting weekly prayer and Biblical counselling sessions before the virus lockdowns that yielded amazing recoveries from the deadly AIDS virus. Proponents of the SOGIE Bill in the Senate and Congress are looking the other way, convinced somehow that outlawing discrimination against the LGBT would make homosexual couples more responsible in protecting their health and well-being. It may not be hard to deny that being open with intimate relationships only ensures sexual aggression and encounters with more partners.

    Particularly disturbing in the SOGIE Bill is the provision virtually removing crucial parental authority over their children who, upon reaching age of reason, can choose their sexual preferences. Psychological studies have shown that boys with absentee fathers or who live with the mother after marital separation are strongly inclined to become homosexuals more than those with a normal family life. This kind of choice is rooted in an emotional angst that complicates the deeper issue of domestic disharmony rather than resolving it. Otherwise, giving the children free rein of their sexual inclinations may be one way of keeping them away from prison. The late Charles Colson who headed the largest Christian prison fellowship in the world documented more than 90% of inmates who had serious problems or broken relationships with their fathers.

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    We are almost sure that there are more legislators other than Sen. Ping Lacson and Rep. Martin Romualdez who have received anti-COVID vaccinations. Trust Lacson, a former PNP chief exceptionally keen on intelligence work, to have done intensive studies and research on the efficacy of Pfizer’s vaccine. Lacson and Romualdez reflect the deep uncertainty and anxiety among many of us – that the government’s apparent lack of urgency and the DOH’s mishandling of the virus crisis may yet repeat themselves and spell the doom for a critical prompt vaccine delivery for our huge population.