“It is therefore quite disturbing when the country is told that having too many children is a burden to the national budget,” the Cebu archbishop said, noting, “There is a grave reason to worry when the government would rather suppress the population through the RH Bill instead of confronting the real causes of poverty.”
“We are battling against contraception because we know it can harm your soul. Believe me. Contraception harms your soul. Contraception is corruption,” Archbishop Villegas stated, adding, “Contraceptive pills teach us this ‘It is alright to have sex with someone provided you are safe from babies. Babies are a nuisance.’ A culture of contraception looks at babies as reasons for our poverty. Birth control, they say, means more food, more classrooms, more houses and better health for mothers. If more babies are the cause of poverty, are we now saying, ‘No more children means no more hardship?’”
Archbishop Villegas concluded his plea to Filipino youth by reiterating that “Contraception is corruption. Contraception is the mother of abortion. Contraception makes sex pleasure cheap without responsibility. Contraception says babies and children are annoying. Contraception is contra youth. Contraception is contra children. Contraception is against us.” He noted incisively, “There is no Tagalog or Pangasinan word for contraception because it is not only ungodly, it is also unFilipino.”
DeWitt R. Thomas filed a federal lawsuit in July against Keith Langston, owner of Two Rivers Grocery & Market.According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Tyler, Thomas entered the market on March 5 to buy food.He stated in a nine-page, hand-written lawsuit that he told the grocery sacker, a black man, “Wait a minute, don’t touch my groceries. I can’t have someone negroidal touch my food. It’s against my creed.”(snip)When Thomas returned two days later, he noticed the same black man would be sacking his groceries, so he again requested the “Negro” not handle his groceries, according to the lawsuit.This time, Langston was there. He called police to serve Thomas a criminal trespass warning. While waiting for the police, an employee locked the doors, and the lawsuit claims Thomas was “unlawfully restrained.”(snip)Thomas said he doesn’t understand why he had to deal with the same situation twice.“My question is, why after I told them how I felt and that it was against my creed did this negroid try to impress himself upon me and try to handle my groceries again.” Thomas said.