Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monty Python Gets Inspired by Enrile's Stand On Masturbation

In case you are not a Filipino resident, a local political stalwart made headlines yesterday equating the function of self pleasure with killing. The British comedy group Monty Python were so "moved" by Senator Juan Ponce Enrile's stand that they put together this song and dance number I have included below. In similar news, the Beach Boys and Billy Idol were also so moved that from now on, their cds will be devoid of "In My Room" and "Dancing With Myself" respectively.


If you can't see the video please go here.
Senator condemns self-pleasuring, draws flak
Posted at 10/04/2011 6:33 PM | Updated as of 10/04/2011 6:35 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Senator Juan Ponce Enrile drew flak from netizens across the country after he condemned the act of self-pleasuring as a form of interfering with the natural process of human fertilization.
During the recent Senate plenary debate on the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill, Enrile said masturbation is no different from using a condom which, Catholic bishops said, imperils the morality of the youth.
"If the man wants to satisfy himself by manipulating himself alone, if it is only for pleasure, that is the same thing as using a condom," he said, drawing laughter in the gallery.
Senator Pia Cayetano asked, "Does his Honor equate now the ejaculation of a man outside of his partner's vagina to interfering with the production of life?"
"Yes. That is my belief. That is a matter of faith to me," Enrile answered.
Enrile believes that life begins as early as when the sperm and the egg is produced, and self-pleasuring, just like using a condom, defeats the purpose of procreation.
"Well as far as I am concerned, procreation starts from the act of the man and the woman to perform their assigned participation in the process of God," he said.
"Once there is a union and at a certain point there was a union -- that is the point of fertilization...In that case, if we interfere, we are not allowing the natural process."
Netizens speak
Copies of the transcript of the Senate plenary debate, which was released by Cayetano's office, were posted in blogs, websites and online forums.
Several Filipinos across the country were annoyed by Enrile's remark, causing them to turn to social networking sites to air their sentiments.
Below are some of the netizens' comments on Twitter:
"Woke up this morning and is trying his best not to crack a joke about Sen. Ponce Enrile," said Carlos Celdran.
"Is masturbation really a sin? I don't think so Sen. Enrile is a hypocrite. He must have been masturbating when he was younger," Emil Ian Joshua Akol said.
"Enrile belongs in a retirement home, not in the Senate," said user darthlaurian.
"Senator Enrile & minions, you can't impose abstinence as the only acceptable FP (family planning) method. Consult your priests 1st if they themselves can do it," said Clinton Balud.
"Most of the people I know, if not all, are now abortionists. Thanks to Sen. Enrile, we were enlightened," said Neil Ivan Torrefiel.



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