Holy Union Guidelines of the LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH INC.

BOOBSIE AND BREW. MARCH 18 2016

GUIDELINES FOR HOLY UNION OR SAME SEX WEDDING OF THE LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH INC.

WHAT IS THE RITE OF HOLY UNION?

The Rite of the Holy Union is one of the Five Rites of the LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH in Quezon City.

THE RITE OF HOLY UNION is the spiritual joining of two persons in a manner fitting and proper by a duly authorized Pastor.  After both persons have been counseled and apprised of their responsibilities one toward the other, this rite of conferring God’s blessing may be performed by the Pastor or Associate Pastor of the LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Usually the venue is at the Bahay Beki or  House church in Proj 8 Quezon City otherwise in a place the couple chooses to held the wedding.

The essence of the Rite of Holy Union is the vow, the pledging of deepest fidelity of each other. It is the spiritual joining of two persons regardless of sexes, sexual orientation,  gender identity and expression. It is a celebration of love, commitment and promise, witness and affirmed by their friends, family, and the Church.

LEGAL OR NOT IT HAPPENED IN QUEZON CITY and in the PHILIPPINES

The difference of Holy Union and Matrimony is that Matrimony has its legal entity while the Holy  Union is a Rite. Unfortunately, the Philippines have no Marriage Equality Law or the Same-Sex Marriage Law yet. LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH advocates for the Right To Marry and Form a Family, thus we support marriage equality bill pass into law in the Philippines if there is any. We are organizing the Marriage Equality Philippines as the primary organization that will lead this advocacy. All couples are expected to be actively participate in this elite group.

Furthermore, the weddings conducted in the Philippines are recognized but not guaranteed in some countries which have Domestic Partnership, Civil Union, Same Sex Marriage or Marriage Equality Law in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, some states in the USA, to name a few.

IS THE RITE OF HOLY UNION ILLEGAL?

The Philippine Constitution guarantees that the Freedom of Religion is protected, in Article III, Section 5 of the Bill of Rights states that..

“No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights”

THE EXCHANGE OF VOW IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE WEDDING

The heart and soul of the Rite of Holy Union or the Same Sex Holy Union Wedding is the Exchanging of the Vows of two loving person that promise to be together for the rest of their lives with of without legal papers. This is a private or public ceremony to be conducted for the celebration of love.

CHURCH REQUIREMENTS FROM THE COUPLE ARE

  1. Birth Certificate (Xerox only) or any Official ID.
  2. LGBTS Christian Church Holy Union Registration Form Fully Signed
  3. Passport (Xerox Only) for Foreigner only.
  4. Picture together of the Couple

WEDDING COUNSELLING  CON ORIENTATION

  1. Wedding counseling is Important
  2. No wedding counseling, No Holy Union Rite. Wedding Counseling Is Important
  3. No wedding on Sunday afternoon from 6PM till 8PM unless very special.
  4. We need the names of the witnesses (ninongs at ninangs) for the Certificate of Holy Union.

HOLY UNION FEES

7,500 if within Metro Manila plus transpo fare.

10,000 if outside Metro Manila plus transpo fare and hotel accommodation.

7,500 if at the House Church (Bahay Beki) in Proj 8 Quezon City. If with fresh flowers arrangements and bridal bouquet, additional 5,000 pesos.

 

For more info:

Rev.Ceejay Agbayani, MDiv.

Mobile Number : +639955086788

Email Address: rev.ceejay@yahoo.com or lgbtscc@gmail.com

 

“Walang Pagtatangi, Walang Panghuhusga”

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Sa LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH, walang pagtatangi, walang panghuhusga. Kami ay naniniwala na ang ating Diyos ay hindi nagtatangi at hindi nanghuhusga. Naniniwala po kami na si Jesus na ating Tagapagligtas at kaylanman at hindi magtatangi sa tao o manghuhugsa ng kapwa dahil siya ay Diyos ng Pag-ibig at Pag-Unawa.

Sa maliit na simbahan gaya namin po ang pagtatangi at panghuhusga ay tinuturo na hindi magandang ugali ng tao. Kailangan nating maunawaan, alamin ang mga sitwasyon at bagay bagay upang tuluyang matanggap siya ng buong buo ng walang pagtatangi at panghuhusga.

Walang Pagtatangi, Walang Panghuhusga.

WE WERE DENIED but WE WILL NOT STOP

We were denied when we applied for marriage license at  the Queon City Civil registry last August 3, 2015.

Quezon City has a City Ordinance on Gender Fair aka Anti-Discrimination Ordinance but still we were not allowed to apply for marriage license because the Family Code of the Philippines states that the marriage is between man and woman. Same Sex couples can not be married under this Code.

We were felt bad. We felt that there is something wrong. There must be done to allow us to marry. We are part of this City, we are part of this country. We are Filipino citizen. We have the right to marry and form a family. LGBT are Families , too!

We will seek the help of the Philippine Supreme Court. We will fill a petition this month. Our lawyers, Atty Clara Rita Padilla and Atty Jesus Falcis will help us on this legal battle.

We humbly ask the 15 Supreme Court Justices to hear our case as soon as possible.

 

Rev.Crescencio Agbayani Jr. and Marlon Felipe

Sugar Ibanez and JR

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It’s Ok to be Gay

It’s OK to be Gay

It’s OK to be Gay. Walang masamang maging bakla.

Tandaan ninyo ito. Kung may magsabi sa inyo na kayo ay pupunta sa impierno dahil ikaw ay isang bakla, or isang lesbiana ng isang pastor o ng isang pari o ng inyong kapamilya e huwag kayong maniwala. Salvation belongs to God, it is not earned. It is by the grace of God that we are saved.

Huwag kang magpapakamatay dahil hindi ka tinanggap ng magulang mo or hindi ka tanggapin ng iyong traditional church, narito naman kami para sa iyo.

Huwag kang maniniwala na ang homosexuality ay nasa Bible, wrong translation yun. Bias ang nag translate nun! Dahil lumabas lamang ang salitang homsoexuality noong 19th century lamang. Ang tamang translation nun ay male temple worship prostitute hindi homosexuality.

Huwag ka ding maniwala sa kanila na ginunanaw ang Sodom at Gomorah dahil sa homosexuality. Maling interpretasyon yun. Ang tunay na kasalanan ng Sodom ay nakasulat sa Ezekiel 16:48-50.

Huwag lang maniwala na masama ka, LGBT, dahil hindi tayo masama. Sila ang masama, ang mapanghusga sa atin na tayo ay masama. Masayang maging true sa sarili. Hayaan nyo silang maging bitter sa ating pagiging masaya dahil true tayo sa sarili natin.

It’s OK to be Gay. Walang masamang maging beki, badeth, bakla, baklush, bekbek…