Contrary to petitioners impression, the Court has, in fact, considered the factual antecedents of and his motive in making his utterances, and has found those circumstances wanting as defense for violating the programs "G" rating. Verily, Petitioner submits that the choice of words he used has been harsh but strongly maintains that the same was consistent with his constitutional right of freedom of speech and religion. As already laid down in the Decision subject of this recourse, the interest of the government in protecting children who may be subjected to petitioners invectives must take precedence over his desire to air publicly his dirty laundry.How could Christ have built the Catholic Church with all its beliefs mixed with lies, folklore, supposed visions of Mary appearing and disappearing and giving instructions, and idolatry beginning with man-conceived notions of hierarchy where Mary is a negotiator and God an unreachable, unknowable X?RTC had campaigned for the filing of a class action suit against the Church and its officials, but the plan did not materialize as Rose was the lone plaintiff in the Virginia court case.
The speaker saying, “Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church” is the Lord Jesus Christ.
If at all, petitioner Soriano's breach of the rule of decency is slight, one on a scale of 10. Supreme Court held that the above is not protected speech and that the FCC could regulate its airing on radio. What is more, Bible teaching and interpretation is not the stuff of kids.
Soriano's real message is that Michael prostituted himself by his calumny against him. The average Filipino child would have been long in bed by the time Ang Dating Daan appeared on the television screen.
"By their deeds they prostituted themselves," said Psalm 1 of the Israelites who continued to worship idols after God had taken them out of Egyptian slavery. Here, however, there is no question that Soriano attacked Michael, using figure of speech, at past in the evening, not at in the afternoon.
Its real meaning is that Michael was acting like a prostitute in mouthing the ideas of anyone who cared to pay him for such service. The Bible itself uses the word "prostitute" as a figure of speech.
The reason they were asking for a sign is that they knew that, in His coming, the Messiah shall fulfill the prophecies concerning Him; but their ignorance of the scriptures deprived them of the understanding necessary to be sure who really is the Christ!