This is the statement of Boy Abunda on being gay. Read full text here.
I have great respect for gays. One of my bestfriends is a gay. I have many very gay friends. But to say that being gay is “divine, it’s the closest you can get to being an angel” tops all exaggerated statement from this very gay and very popular television personality in the Philippines.
Boy Abunda, as many in the Philippines know, is very dominant in the small screen. He also manages beautiful, popular and controversial personalities in the Philippine show business industry. Things he says can create a certain mindset especially to his “followers”. It is because of this that I was taken aback with the above statement.
Respect is due to everyone. I do agree that gays should be respected and treated as equals. Let’s stop at that, please. Just as everyone else should be respected and treated as equals. To put “gays” on the pedestal and equal them to being “divine” and “the closest you can get to being an angel” is already the result of Boy Abunda’s tendency to go overboard with his flowery words.