Midas stripped INC rally of its religious character
I congratulate columnist Conrado de Quiros for another incisive commentary, “Voice of God.” (Inquirer, 3/1/12)
I share his misgivings over the real intent of the so-called prayer rally held by the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) last Feb. 28 at the Luneta. If it was a prayer rally, why was Supreme Court spokesman Midas Marquez present? Is Marquez a member of the INC? Or was he ordered by Chief Justice Renato Corona himself to be highly visible in this “religious” gathering to convey to one and all that the INC supports Corona all the way? So much for the non-political character of the rally.
I know for a fact that our Constitution strictly provides for the separation of Church and State. My understanding of this is that religious sects or denominations should keep off secular and state affairs, and the state should keep off religious affairs.
—JOHN CUBE, firstname.lastname@example.org
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