Hate Crimes? They are crimes motivated by a just mere bias motivated hatred and disgust toward either single person or a group of people. Hate crimes in the Philippines sometimes hide in the guise of crimes so-called “Summary execution” just only to show to the public that the helpless dead victim[s] was or were bad people deserving to die in the hands of an indignant vigilantes, which is indeed unfair to the dead victim[s].Moreover, these killings were not investigated by the Philippine government itself, as if the government have connivance to these “hate crimes” and have unjust and unfair conclusive judgment that the dead victim[s] might just be “bad person”;thus, dismissing lightly to probe it and do a detailed investigation regarding the crimes.
These hate crimes is most prevalent among the lesbian and gay community in the Philippines where gays are the main victims of such unjust criminal act and the government do nothing about it, for the hypocrite religious sector of the society (largely, Christianity and Islam) have preconditioned the mindset of the people that gays and lesbians are evil and sinful people that needs not to be respected and treated fairly as human because “God says so” which consequently the foolish government do nothing about it for the government subscribe too to this evil religious propaganda against the third sex.
According to a report, only this year, there are already 28 cases of hate crimes against LGBT Filipinos but the government is not doing anything about it because of the religious stigma cast against LGBT community by the hypocrite religious sector of the society. Since 1996, according to LGBT Hate Crime Watch there are already 103 cases of hate crimes that resulted to gruesome deaths and the number still continue growing.
“The brutalities done to the murdered LGBT Filipinos are also suggestive that they were victims of hate crime. Thirty-six of the victims were stabbed multiple times. Twenty of them died of gunshots. Six were tortured before they were killed. Others were raped, or killed with a blunt object, or suffocated, or dismembered, or burned alive,”
Such example of these heinous hate crimes against LGBT Filipinos is the case of the trial judge of Laog City Philippines who was found lying in a pool of his own blood with his head almost decapitated with semen found on his anus. Another example is the University of the East gay professor Winton Lou Ynion was stabbed 40 times by an unknown homophobic assailant.
Admit or not, it is the religious sectors in the Philippines (not only in the Philippines) that shapes the mindset of the society and that influence the government’s own constitution though there is a concept that church and state should be separated. For government officials make an oath on a religious book or scripture like the Bible and Koran during their oath-taking ceremony before they seat on a government office they are voted for by the people to seat. Moreover, what about the prayers to God before starting an event, a ceremony, a session, a class, breakfast or any meal; the state and the church beliefs are united here. The concept that Church and State should be separated is not actually in effect; it is just a mere deceitful cover-up to hide the reality on the society and to brainwash unsuspecting mass.
Hate crimes were really indeed brought by a respective religious orientation on how one will perceive and treat other people in the society. Actually, the Bible of Christianity is filled with racism that teaches to hate non-Jewish nation as well a great Hatred and fury against one single being the Christians and Muslims alike called “Satan”. That is just a tip of the iceberg of the hate crimes promotes and advocates by the respective “gods” of these two major world religions.
If organized religions in the world like Christianity and Islam are really religion that promotes peace and love for humanity, why history is filled with religious wars headed by Christianity and Islam? Sadly, up to this time, these two major religions continue to infest the mindsets of the people to act this and that because as their favorite excuse, ”God says so..” and “..It is written…”
Thus, gays and lesbians are continually zapped of their rights and even treated inhumanly primarily on countries predominantly dominated by the two major world religions I mentioned, like in the Philippines.
Furthermore, even on non-gays and lesbians, hate crimes is also perpetrated by one’s own subscribe religion. The Killings of the members of opposing religious cults in the Philippines is one example of it wherein they accused one another as “satanic cults” that needs to be eliminated.
Actually, even personal religious beliefs causes hate crimes, such an example of a simple braggart man was killed brutally by vigilantes only because the man is just loudly boastful and the man’s braggart attitude was perceived to be evil that needs to be silence without being fair and just consideration why the man is acting that way.
It seems killing brutally a person or a group of person without fair and just consideration is considered “good” than a mere loud boasting in the society, for the government in the Philippines as if it nodded an approval to this hate crimes by not acting immediately to it and dismiss the dead victims to be a victims of “summary execution” with a public connotation that the dead victim might be a bad/evil person why the dead victim is killed through that kind of execution.