Ang Ladlad’s statement

below is the statement sent just a few minutes ago from Ang Ladlad:

We are very unhappy with COMELEC’s decision to deny accreditation to Ang Ladlad. We feel that COMELEC did not perform its responsibility to promulgate electoral policy because its decision was based not on legal documents, but entirely on religious texts (i.e. the Bible and the Koran).

The COMELEC Commissioners inevitably allowed their religious biases affect their decision. The decision was signed by Nicodemo Ferrer, a minister of the church in Pangasinan; Lucenito Tagle, Director of the Christian Family Movement; and Commissioner Youssuf of Marawi City, who is an Islamic leader as well.

The COMELEC decision was also poorly researched, with most (if not all) the texts lifted from internet sources.

Ang Ladlad, along with the entire LGBT community, does not promote a doctrine of immorality; COMELEC has no business calling Ang Ladlad immoral without legal basis. Also, calling Ang Ladlad a threat to the youth is unsubstatiated, thus, it cannot be supported in a legal document like the COMELEC decision.

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Relationship Status: Single and willing to mingle Birthday: November 6, 1975 Hometown: Muntinlupa Country: Cebu, Philippines About Me: I am a bachelor Project/Media Relations Officer of a Non-Government Organization based here in Cebu, Philippines. I love to write poetry, short stories and plays. I am a theater actor, storyteller, and a stage director. I love adventure based activites and Chillaxing at Night. Favorite Music: Songs of Regina Spector, Alanis M., Mariah C., Whitney Houston, and Amy Winehouse Favorite TV Shows: Gossip Girls, Cashmere Mafia, Brothers and Sisters and Sex and the City. Favorite Movies: English Patient, The Reader, My Blueberry Pie, Closer, and all Jude Law movies.

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