Conflicts between Iglesia ni Cristo and Members Church of God International
Sincethere have been conflicts debatr Philippine -based Debatd religious organizations Iglesia ni Cristo "Church of Christ", INC and the Members Church of God International MCGIwhen MCGI Presiding Minister Eliseo Soriano started his radio program Ang Dating Daan ADD. Through his program, he discussed biblical issues and "exposed" what he believes to be wrong doctrines of other religious groups, including those of INC. Inafter 21 years of reticence, the INC launched its own program, Ang Tamang Daanas a direct response for the first time to Ang Dating Daanfeaturing video footages and recordings of ADD hosts as issues were tackled.
Over time, the animosity between the two groups has intensified and the relationship has been severely strained. Beginning with the broadcast of Ang Tamang Daan on June 11,INC through SBN 21and later Net 25INC TVand INC Cable TV and MCGI through SBN 21 and later UNTV Channel 37 aired their accusations and responses to each other's statements. Their television programs contributed largely to the aggravation of their relations.
On August 16,the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board MTRCB preventively suspended the showing of the Ang Dating Daan program for 20 days due speed dating kennesaw ga slander and use of offensive and obscene language by its televangelist-host Eliseo Sorianoas a means of disciplinary action. On September 27,the MTRCB extended the suspension to three months.
Soriano challenged the action in court, arguing that the suspension imposed by the MTRCB constituted prior restraint on the media and that his language during the show's August 10, broadcast was not obscene and offensive. The yantai dating dismissed his case in favor of MTRCB.
In JuneSoriano filed crsto motion by recommendation of the Commission on Human Rights CHRsaying the Daxn violated the "right to information, communication and religion" of iglesia ni cristo vs dating daan debate Filipino. Soriano filed a motion seeking the reversal of its April decision. The case stemmed from a complaint filed by members of the Iglesia ni Cristo, including its minister Michael Sandoval, due to statements of Soriano aired on August 10 referring to the minister:.
In attempts to end the conflict between the two groups, a number of debate arrangements had been in talks on different occasions. But while there were previous agreements made, no proper ilesia had actually materialized between the groups due to varying reasons. InManny Antonio, a worker presbyter of MCGI, and Abraham Cruz, lglesia INC minister, had a signed agreement to meet for a debate conference on April 26 in the city hall of Capas, Tarlac.
Present on the agreed setting was the mayor of Capas, Rey Catacutan, the representing ministers iglesia ni cristo vs dating daan debate INC, Abraham Cruz, Jose Ventilacion, Ramil Parba, Michael Sandoval, and the barangay captain of Pao, San Jose, Tarlac, who dan as the witness of the agreement signing.
However, no representative from MCGI, including Antonio, turned up on the event and instead communicated through a phone call. The debate did not push through. Manalothe Executive Minister of Iglesia ni Cristo, to a one-on-one debate on TV and internet. The Ang Tamang Daan hosts responded that Soriano should have a debate first with the " Pope in Rome using Latin ," owing to a previous claim by Soriano that he would debate with the Pope, even in Latin.
Jose Ventilacion, an INC minister and trained debater student to Manalo, subsequently called Soriano's challenge to a one-on-one debate. Soriano did not want to debate with Ventilacion. One of the hosts of Ang Tamang DaanRamil Parba, challenged Willy Santiago and Josel Mallari, both hosts of Ang Dating Daanto a debate, in response to a iglesia ni cristo vs dating daan debate allegedly made by Santiago. In Augustthe Iglesia ni Cristo sued Soriano for libel after Soriano accused them of publishing explicit comic books depicting Soriano having homosexual sex.
Soriano cristoo since been iiglesia on rape charges at the regional trial court of Macabebe, Pampanga, following a complaint filed by former MCGI productions ADDCIT staff Daniel Veridiano that he was sexually assaulted in Apalit, Pampanga on two occasions, along with other members of MCGI. The initial provintial prosecutor of Pampanga dismissed igesia case due to lack of evidence, but Raul Gonzales who was then the secretary of the Philippines' Department of Justice, had the prosecutor removed from position and reinstated the case.
Eliseo "Eli" Soriano and two others were charged with falsification of public document at the Manila City Prosecutor's Office for allegedly faking the certificate of iglesia ni cristo vs dating daan debate in order to post bail for his rape charges. Investigation showed that Soriano never surrendered nor was he arrested or detained at the Pandacan station on June 21, but a certificate of detention was still issued on his behalf by Pandacan Police Officer 3 June Gumaru, said Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Manila chief Superintendent Joaquin Alva.
Soriano was indicted for the rape of his male follower at the regional trial court of Macabebe, Pampanga, was sued for violation of Article of the Revised Penal Code, along with a Pandacan police officer and a bondswoman. On April 3,Muslim leaders in Manila filed a 1-billion peso libel suit against Soriano for allegedly disparaging Islam and the Muslims in general, citing videos of him released to members of MCGI. The video was characterized as malicious, showing Soriano making irresponsible c date.dk svindel and imputations of crimes against Muslims, exposing the Islamic religion "to public contempt and ridicule".
On April 18,MCGI members headed by former INC member Marcos Mataro scuffled after a scheduled religious debate with members of INC in a Jollibee outlet in Apalit, PampangaPhilippines. Apalit Mayor Tirso Lacanilao said "scores were injured", but that there were no serious injuries. The MCGI radio program Ang Dating Daan ADD and Iglesia Ni Cristo had been trading accusations in their respective television programs. This had even led to an exchange of lawsuits.