Friday, April 01, 2011

Religious Freedom Now

The support given by the National Council of Churches of the Philippines (NCCP) and the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) to the Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill) highlights the fact that those who oppose its passage does so because they want to impose their own religious values on the rest of us.

Let us not allow this.  Support the RH bill.

Quote from the article:
"Dr. Rommel Linatoc of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) said the organization has thrown its support for the bill, saying it would affirm quality life for families and ensure the good health of mothers.

In a forum sponsored by the pro-RH bill Philippine Legislators' Committee on Population and Development Foundation on Thursday, Linatoc described the bill as “pro-people, pro-women, and pro-humanity.” “That is why the NCCP and all its affiliate churches nationwide are supporting it,” he said.
Bishop Efraim Tendero, national director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), the largest network of evangelical Christians in the Philippines, said the bill’s provisions followed Christian teachings on respecting life.

"The RH bill protects the life of both the mother and the baby in her womb,” Tendero said. “Supporting the bill is pro-quality of life” he added.
PCEC is composed of 25,000 evangelical churches, 66 denominations, and 150 para-church and mission organizations.""

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