But the thing about them joining Santacruzan/ Sagala is something I am also against. I support what the Catholic Bischop Conference said that they shouldn’t join this religious parade because they are besmirching the core of the procession.
It’s not about the fancy dress, the spotlight and parade of beauties as what most would think.I believe most Filipino girls dream of joining a Santacruzan/ Sagala. More so be the Reyna Elena, Reyna Emperatriz, Reyna Flores and all the other Queens parading in this procession.
Yeah they may look posh and it looks so glamorous. Like a parade of beauties. Being invited to parade in one is a real privilege because it means they think you are an epitome of beauty, charm and grace and good morals.
But with all it’s glam, Santacruzan, is a not a parade of beauties it is a procession in praise of the Virgin Mary and the journey in finding and putting up the first Christian Cross in the country (if my memory serves me right with the history of this procession). It’s a sacrilege, a religious practice. It’s for Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, the purest of all pure, not just a saint.
If the Catholic Church condemns what they did by making their own Santacruzan, carrying cross and saints as they parade, I understand.
The gay community already has a lot of Gay Beauty Pageants that they can join and do a parade of their own, but I think they should not use Santa Cruzan or Flores de Mayo. Let’s respect each other’s religious practices and know our borders. Gay parading in a religious procession for Virgin Mary is pure slander. Know your limits, everyone has limits, we should respect the borders. I hope they understand why devout Christians and Catholics oppose of what they did.