Post header picture is a friend and I walking smack in the middle of EDSA Crossings (Shaw) southbound lane. It’s the first time we’ve done so.
First of all, get the fuck out of EDSA. Your actions are highly uncalled for and your organization’s hypocrisy is astounding. Your call for separation of church and state is highly out of context. The constitution’s concession for that is to prevent the state from having a preferred religion. Second, kidnapping (or ‘illegal detention’ as how reports put it) is a criminal offense, a crime against the people. No amount of protection will help you on that. Attempting to justify said action as a ‘religious ritual’ is invalid and blatantly stupid.
In addition, if your call for separation of church and state because the Department of Justice is allegedly interfering with your religious affairs, you are completely wrong. Remember: an alleged crime against an individual has been done and a case has been filed. The department is doing its job. See this? Even when you’re all being an asshole to Filipinos, the justice department is still working on the case. That, my friends, is being fair.
If the claim of separation is to be apolitical, dear lord, that is delusion. Please explain to me your bloc voting system and doctrinal suppression of mass movement. That, in itself, is a highly political gesture.
Second, congratulations on paralyzing an already congested road. If your plan was to endear your organization to the people, well, don’t even bother. Plan on refunding the economic losses you’ve caused to the government, people, and economy?
Third, local governments: WHY THE FUCK DID YOU GIVE THEM PERMITS. WHY.
In school, I was taught that freedom is well and good as long as you don’t impinge on the rights of others. What you are doing right now is not freedom. A little more and I’d happily call your cult of a religion a threat to national security. Your organization deserves nothing from the people.
A friend and I were joking on “what if the Church of Scientology managed to set foot in the Philippines”. A little later we realized that they already have, only localized: the Iglesia ni Cristo.
edit: OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE http://www.rappler.com/nation/104252-inc-ending-protests-citing-agreement-government YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME YOU FUCKING COWARDS