Yesterday, the news about the arrest of Binangonan native Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos broke out. Amongst many people, our family is also shocked. Although the Archdiocese of Antipolo has issued a statement requesting parishioners not to comment and to just pray for the truth to come out, I want to say something.
Arnel is personally known to me and to Edmund. He was the one who blessed Ford Cainta. He blessed Ford EDSA too.
My sister told me that a common friend and his relative allegedly saw him at a restaurant acting in a manner not befitting a man of God. The witness is not one person who would invent or exaggerate stories. I did not condemn Monsignor Lagarejos after I heard that story. Human frailty, hard to resist temptation maybe. I just secretly wished and prayed that whatever that was, was past and that he was not doing it anymore.
I am not saying that Arnel is guilty of the child-trafficking charges being leveled against him now. Sana nga ay hindi totoo.
We’ve heard of many priests with live-in partners, children, girlfriends. Edmund said we go to church not to idolize the priests but we’re there due to our strong faith in God. Clergies are humans and as sad as it is, a lot of them falter. Their souls are weak. However they should recognize this and leave the Catholic Church right away. Yes, we do understand that they have physical and sexual needs. But get out of the church. Go get married. Do not act holy then behind the altar you s__k and f__k.
I want to say in general terms and without specifically referring to any one, that I do not have any compassion for people who use children to satisfy their carnal desires. I consider men who molest young girls or even older girls as demons and sex maniacs.
Bakit mga bata pa? If sex is what you want, ang dami-dami namang babaeng naghahanap rin ng good time. Ang dami-daming prostitute naglipana ang mga pekpek. Ang dami-daming malalanding mga babae naghahanap din, bakit ba bata pa ang mga tinatarget nyo? May sira ang inyong mga ulo. Bakit naghahanap kayo ng mga bata? Ano, virgin?
People don’t realize how angry I am with child molesters, molesters in general, rapists, sex maniacs. I condemn in the strongest possible terms men / women who take advantage of children. Mga $#@%&^&^%$#@! nyo. May your souls burn in hell.