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Priest apologizes to Ogie Diaz after homophobic remark

/ 01:16 PM December 03, 2018
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Image: Facebook/Ogie Diaz

A priest in Quezon City apologized to comedian Ogie Diaz after a stating a homophobic remark during yesterday’s homily.

Diaz shared his experience during a mass held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Quezon City via Facebook yesterday, Dec. 2. He was with his 9-year-old daughter when Father Ramon Monet Bosch made the remark in the middle of the sermon.

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“Alam nyo, nung one time, pagbukas ko ng TV, ang palabas ay ‘It’s Showtime,'” Diaz recounted the priest’s statement. “Ang naabutan ko ay yung Miss Q and A kung saan napapanood mo yung mga bakla.”

(Do you know, one time, when I opened the TV, the show playing was “It’s Showtime.” I caught the Miss Q and A [segment] where one can watch gays.)

“Ewan ko ba kumbakit kinukunsinti ang mga baklang ito (I don’t know why these gays are being condoned),” the priest stated.

Instead of publicly opposing the view of the priest, Diaz chose to hug his daughter amid the prying eyes of the churchgoers.

“Hindi naman para husgahan ko si father bilang ganti sa paghusga niya sa mga bakla,” Diaz wrote, explaining why he was silent after the priest’s remark. “Gusto ko na lang siyang unawain bilang ako ay isang Kristiyano at pinili ko ding wag nang uminit ang ulo para di ma-convert sa wrinkles.”

(This is not to judge Father in retaliation to him judging gays. I just want to understand him as a Christian and I chose not to get angry so that I won’t get wrinkles.)

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Today, Dec.3, Diaz said in the comments section of his post that Bosch apologized for what he said yesterday.

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Image: Screengrab from Facebook/Ogie Diaz

“Hi, guys! Nag-apologize na si Fr. Monet (apologized) thru a friend,” Diaz commented. “Salamat po (Thank you).” It was not mentioned what the contents of the apology were. NVG

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