As I write this article, the same sex mass “wedding” announced earlier by the Metropolitan Community Church of Metro Baguio (MCC-Metro Baguio) to be conducted in their church on June 25, 2011, must have pushed through without any glitches.
Apparently, the MCC-Metro Baguio is one unique church, it being composed mostly of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members and their families.
Rev. Myke Sotero, who leads the local chapter of MCC-Metro Baguio, said more than seven gay and lesbian couple will exchange vows.
While the actualization of the same sex “wedding” is shocking to the Catholic church and more especially to Diocese of Baguio-Benguet Bishop Carlito Cenzon, who denounced it, the same did not catch me by surprise.
“Same-sex wedding is wrong and cannot be called a holy union. Naawa tayo sa kanila kasi nagmamahalan sila pero hindi sila pwedeng ikasal. (We pity them, they love each other but they cannot be wed. Wedding should involve only a woman and a man,” the bishop said.
While on one hand I agree with the bishop that a wedding should involve only a woman and a man, on the other hand I find his statement tainted with bigotry.
I said it did not surprise me because these types of “wedding” are occurring all over the world now and why shouldn’t it happen in our country when we have LGBT everywhere? I respect them for who and what they are. Not their fault to be born this way (pardon the pun relative to Lady Gaga’s song).
You will notice, however, that I placed the word wedding under quotation marks. My reason for doing it is because I am against any LGBT using and denigrating the word ‘wedding’ that should only be used to describe the union of man and woman.
In the same vein, I am not in favor also of any LGBT using the word marriage or matrimony to describe their own joint-venture because the same words were conceived and envisioned to be used originally for the union of man and woman.
Let the LGBT in this world fabricate, coin, invent, design, create a word that would appropriately define their own version of mutual or contractual agreement to live together.
They can use coupling, fusion, tie-up, merger, amalgamation, etc. for all I care.