Senator Panfilo Lacson is one of the many faithful Catholics who was not impressed with the President’s comments about God regarding the Story of Creation.
In a statement released last Sunday, the senator commented on how he repeatedly took the President’s side, despite the doubts he felt. After referring to the President as “God’s gift”, he added that he believed that Duterte was “different from all the presidents who led before him.”
But after the President caused a backlash last Friday for insulting God, the senator definitely had no doubts on whom he would side with.
“Between him and my God to whom I pray every single day… I don’t even have to think of my choice,” he stated. “May my God forgive him and make him atone for his sins”.
During the opening of the 2018 National ICT Summit in Davao City last Friday, June 22, the President doubted God’s rationale regarding the creation of the first human beings and the ‘malice’ that was born out of it.
“Ang ginawa niya, kinain ni Eve. Tapos si Eve ginising si Adam… siguro kakatapos lang. ‘Kumain ka rin’. So kinain ni Adam. Then malice was born,” he stated.
“Who is this stupid God? Stupido talaga tong p*****i**** kung ganun. You created something perfect and then you think of an event that would tempt and destroy the quality of your work,” he added with a bit of a chuckle.
“So tayo ngayon… all of us are born with an original sin. Ang original sin, ano man yan. Was it the first kiss? O, what was the sin? Bakit original, nasa womb ka pa may kasalanan ka na?
The President has often blasted the Catholic Church and its leaders, who have strongly expressed their great disapproval on Duterte’s violent system regarding the war on drugs.