Their television programs contributed largely to the aggravation of their relations. But while there were previous agreements made, no proper debate had actually materialized between the groups due to varying reasons.
On August 16, 2004, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) preventively suspended the showing of the Ang Dating Daan program for 20 days due to slander and use of offensive and obscene language by its televangelist-host Eliseo Soriano, as a means of disciplinary action. In 2004, Manny Antonio, a worker (presbyter) of MCGI, and Abraham Cruz, an INC minister, had a signed agreement to meet for a debate conference on April 26 in the city hall of Capas, Tarlac.
The Members Church of God International has no written statement of faith, which may be due to the fact that Soriano often contradicts his own teachings.
Soriano is also known for his profanity, spitting, and bad-mouthing of his debate opponents on live TV.
The Supreme Court denied Soriano's motion and affirmed the decision with finality in 2010 by an 11-4 vote, noting that “it is a sanction that the MTRCB may validly impose under its charter without running afoul of the free speech clause." The high court reminded Soriano that his program, being aired on television, is accessible to children of all ages and therefore not appropriate for a program with a “G” or for general audience rating due to his use of vulgar language and invectives. Yung putang babae, ang gumagana lang doon yung ibaba. Soriano views this response as an excuse, while the INC sees his challenge as a bluff.
The provincial prosecutor of Pampanga has recommended the filing of rape charges against a television evangelist who allegedly sodomized a former leader of his congregation on two occasions.
Town, help often than centers coordinating not agree, it would be the mature thing and told him ang dating daan coordinating center directory i’ve.In a five-page resolution, Pampanga acting provincial prosecutor Jaime Umpa recommended that Ang Dating Daan leader Eliseo Soriano post a P400,000 bail bond (P200,000 for each count) for his temporary liberty."After a careful evaluation of the evidence submitted by the parties, the [prosecutor] finds that probable cause exists to hold respondent for two counts of rape," the resolution said, rejecting Soriano’s defense that the accusations against him were "fabricated, baseless and malicious." Soriano denied the allegations against him, saying that they were part of a "demolition job" perpetrated by the Iglesia ni Cristo church, with whom his group has been feuding.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, 2001, INC (through SBN 21, and later Net 25, INC TV, and INC Cable TV) and MCGI (through SBN 21 and later UNTV Channel 37) aired their accusations and responses to each other's statements. These demons are lying too much.] In attempts to end the conflict between the two groups, a number of debate arrangements had been in talks on different occasions.The Members Church of God International runs many charities in the fields of medicine, education, environmentalism, and social work.