WHO am I to judge?
Thus said Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. on Wednesday as he buttressed the position of Pope Francis regarding issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
“Ako sumusunod ako sa sinasabi ng Santo Papa. Ang sabi ng Santo Papa: ‘Who am I to judge?’ Kung ang Santo Papa ay hindi humuhusga, bakit tayo ang huhusga?” he told reporters in a press briefing held at the Barangay Hall of Bagong Silang, Caloocan City after a motorcade in the northern part of city.
He added: “Kaya’t kung anuman ang pamumuhay ng isang tao hangga’t walang sinasaktan at walang ginagawang masama, eh bakit naman natin sila huhusgahan? Kagaya ng sinasabi ko, sumusunod ako sa payo ng Santo Papa that we do not judge.”
Marcos made the statement when asked by the media on his stand regarding the LGBT following the comment made earlier by Saranggani Rep. Manuel “Manny” Paquiao that made the community mad.
When asked about his position on same sex marriage, he said: “Again who am I to judge? Nasa tao yan, nasa lugar. Halimbawa kung magkakaroon tayo ng batas eh kung sang-ayon ang taumbayan, anong sinasabi? Vox populi, vox dei, the voice of the people is the voice of God. Ganoon tayo sumusunod.”