Duterte apologizes: ‘Sorry, God’
President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to God for calling Him “stupid,” a remark that has caused an uproar among members of the Catholic Church and other religious groups.
Duterte made the apology during a meeting with evangelist Bro. Eddie Villanueva at the Malago Golf Club in Malacañang on Tuesday night.
Villanueva had earlier asked the President to apologize for his rant about a “stupid God” and for questioning the creation theory in the Bible.
“If it’s the same God, I’m sorry, that’s how it is. Sorry, God. I said sorry God. If God is taken in a generic term by everybody listening then that’s well and good,” Duterte said in a video posted by the Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) on its Facebook Page.
The President maintained his critics should “never use the name of God to attack government.”
“I only apologize to God, nobody else. If I wronged God, he would be happy to listen. Why? Because my God is all forgiving. Why? Because God created me to be good and not bad,” he said. /kga