Aquino Shares Perspective On Same Sex Marriage But Remains Evasive
As Philippine President Noynoy Aquino shares perspective on same-sex marriage, he tries as much as possible not to rock the boat. After all, the majority of Filipinos are Roman Catholics. The Catholic Church, who is against gay marriages, wields a strong influence in the country.
Mar 21, 20238 Shares301 Views
As members of the press urge him, Aquino shares perspective on same-sex marriage, also known as gay marriage, though he initially decides not to give one.
In order to avoid offending anyone, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III told reporters covering the recent forum held in the Sofitel Philippine Plaza that he would prefer to withhold his opinion.
Still, the media succeeds in doing so as President Aquino shares perspective on same-sex marriage.
After Aquino shares perspective on same-sex marriage, the media asks the president another contentious issue. This time, it’s about the ordination of women as priests.
Aquino just said that he only has admiration and respect for women who devote time in serving the Church.
Suffice to say [that] I’ve seen a lot of nuns who became leaders for their parishes, and who really made the Kingdom of God more apparent by their activities and their presence, than some of those more titled individuals.- Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III
Regarding supporters, when compared to men, Aquino said that, in his opinion, women are more trustworthy.
Women busy with their phones and women walking past Starbucks
He shared his experienced back when he was still campaigningas congressman in his hometown:
When I was running for congressman in Tarlac, you talk to the mothers’ clubs and when they say ‘yes’, you can count on it.- Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III
When you talk to some of the barangay captains who happen to be male, you talk to them in the course of the campaign . . . [around] five times, and you aren’t sure after election day whether or not they are with you.- Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III
The president sure has a lot of things - praises, in particular - when it comes to women, but as Aquino shares perspective on same-sex marriage, he opts to play it safe.