Church In Cebu Planning To Ban Gays From Attending Its Mass
CEBU - A church in Cebu, Philippines has announced their intentions to ban gays from attending future masses including the traditional Sunday mass. The LGBT community was outraged by the announcement and took it to social media.

The church which did not wish to be named on this publication has posted on their Facebook page and on the gates of the church a three-paragraph memo that stated all gays are not allowed to come within their grounds. "Those who are gay should not come to our church and disrespect the Lord with their presence," the memo stated.

"That's what I'd call blasphemy," said a member of the LGBT community on the popular social networking site Twitter. #LGBTCebu trended for 6 hours worldwide last night and is still a trending topic in the Philippines as of the time of this posting. "Sino sila para sabihin na bawal na kaming mag-simba at pumasok sa simbahan ng Diyos?" ("Who are they to tell us that we are no longer allowed to worship and enter the Lord's church?") asked Felix Banaba on Facebook.

How the church reacts to this backlash from social media will be the focus in these next few days. Other churches within the area are considering following the same footsteps if the ban is successfully implemented. Cebu's municipal government is yet to publish a statement regarding the ban.
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