What the anti-RH bill faction believes
READ BEFORE YOU COMMENT: I am a very strong supporter of the RH bill. This post is a list of the common reactions of people who are against the RH bill. The items listed below are not my views but are the views that have been expressed by those who are against the bill people. I can’t believe I still have to explain this.
I just spent the past hour reading the discussions over at the I Support the RH Bill Facebook page and there are a few things I noticed about those who are against the RH bill.
- 1. They tend to write in all caps.
2. They tend to be the ones who start writing comments like, “Ahahaha, you have no reading comprehension skills” or “Ang bobo niyo naman”.
3. Many of their arguments are primarily grounded on nothing more than religion and what the Bible says.
4. They show no indication of having read the full text of the RH bill.
I also noticed that their arguments run along the same lines.
- 1. “There’s no overpopulation problem, there’s a resource management problem.”
2. “The RH bill promotes perversion, promiscuity, and immorality.”
3. “The government will give out a number of condoms to families every week, and what if I have sex more than once a day? That means when the condoms run out, I’ll have sex without condoms and get my wife pregnant, so that means the RH bill has failed.”
4. “The RH bill is fascist.”
5. “What if Mary aborted Jesus? What if your mother aborted you, huh??”
6. “Corruption is the real problem here, not our population. The U.S. has 300 million people, Japan has 127 million people, are they considered overpopulated? And they’re richer than us, too.”
7. “We true Filipinos are moral, you want the country to become a den of sin and immorality.”
8. “The poor don’t need condoms, they need food, money, and a way to make a living.”
9. “Condoms and pills kill babies, because you’re preventing the creation of life.”
10. “Countries that promote condom use have a high incidence of AIDS, so that means condoms aren’t effective.”
11. “The government will force us to use condoms and pills and we’ll go to jail if we don’t obey.”
12. New addition, June 15, 2011: “If people don’t want to have babies, they should refrain from having sex.”
13. New addition, March 25, 2012: “OMG, if the RH bill passes, kids will start having seeeeex!”
In short, there’s no point in arguing with them, and they also seriously need to find arguments that aren’t based on so-called morality, religious outrage, or what a collaborative book from a couple millennia ago says.
Edit: June 17, 2011. It’s interesting how some people will start out criticizing the bill for the corruption it will spawn, but ultimately fall back to being so-called guardians of sexual morality. As if anyone is qualified to definitively judge what is moral and what is not.