.- Bishop Deogracias IÃ±iguez, the head of the Diocese of Caloocan, is urging music composers and radio stations not to promote a culture of casual sex to the youth through sexually explicit lyrics.
The bishop made his comments over the Church-run radio channel Radyo Veritas on Thursday and criticized the song âBananaâ by the group âIllegal Substance.â The group bases their songs off of sophomoric humor and crass lyrics.
âThe song has a meaning that is sexual,â said Bishop IÃ±iguez.
Songs like that, he said, including another hit âNagmamahal Ako ng Bakla (Iâm Loving Gay Men),â have a double meaning.
âThey should be banned because of its sexually explicit lyrics,â said Bishop IÃ±iguez, who heads the Committee on Public Affairs of the Catholic Bishopsâ Conference of the Philippines.
These songs and others like them âwill affect their thinking and their concept of morality regarding those mattersâ and could encourage teenagers to engage in casual sex, he worried.
Music composers should also remember their responsibility to contribute to the good of society by thinking first of the negative effects of the lyrics to the young listeners.
"I think those composers should have social responsibilities.â