Worst form of vote-buying | Inquirer Opinion

Worst form of vote-buying

12:04 AM May 16, 2016

FOR ALL intents and purposes, we need to stop the practice of certain religious sects or organizations that exploit the gullibility of their loyal members by dictating on them to vote for their endorsed candidates who they expect to do them “parochial,” personal and political favors in return. Funny, they usually support a presidential candidate who is a front-runner in voter preference surveys.

Block-voting has nothing to do with church unity, but it has everything to do with perversion and religious slavery. Block-voting is not only anti-Scripture, it is anti-Christ. So untangle yourself from false teachings, cultic churches and bogus shepherds.

This abominable act in the guise of “religion” has been ongoing for decades now, one of the reasons being why we are a suffering people and corrupt nation to this day. After each election, the demigods of these mundane kingdoms or the so-called “churches of the Lord Jesus Christ” are held “omnipotent” and “untouchable,” such that they can oblige our national and local leaders to grant their beckoning on matters of official appointments, judicial favors, government contracts, “referrals,” patronage politics and other religious malpractices and political crookedness.

Block-voting takes away from church members not just their right of suffrage, but also their humanity as God’s principal creation endowed with free will.  It’s about time to end this national evil.  Every Christian or Muslim ought to vote based on conscience, first as a citizen of this country, before being a native of a province or region, or a friend of a candidate’s friend, or a member of a particular congregation.


Religious block-voting is divinely contemptible and utterly abhorrent to the motherland.

—RENI M. VALENZUELA, [email protected]

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