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Manny Pacquiao likens homosexuality to ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ in wake of Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage

gay news Manny PacquianoAcclaimed boxer Manny Pacquiao is facing heat after he likened homosexuals and same-sex marriage to that of the biblically-damned Sodom and Gomorrah. The Nike spokesman went on to explain that it’s “God’s words first … obey God’s law first before considering the laws of man.” Pacquiao’s comments follow closely on the heels of President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage announced this week.

The Courage Campaign has initiated a petition to remove Pacquiao as Nike spokesperson.

“He has lost many fans, unfortunately, and gained many critics.” said Anna Leah Sarabia, anthropologist and gender and development specialist. “He is trying to make up for lack of knowledge on social issues by being self-righteous and quoting the Bible out of context, and parroting the brainless statements of homophobic and misogynist priests and politicians.”

Danton Remoto, chair of the Ladlad LGBT political party, also told the Inquirer: “Like Miriam Quiambao, Pacquiao speaks with the zeal of the newly converted about things he knows nothing about. His reading of Christian teachings is narrow-minded, bigoted and, I am sorry to say, ignorant.”

The New Civil Rights Movement has dismissed much of the original interview at the Examiner citing poor writing and bad journalism skills that misinterpreted the boxer’s words. Last year, Pacquiano partnered with Cat Power and Giovanni Ribisi in a music video in which proceeds benefited LGBT youth.

According to Pacquiano’s official statement, the boxer does not believe the gay community deserves death as the original article in the Examiner quoted:

Manny Pacquiao has never stated that anyone in the Gay Community deserved death.

His statements were taken out of context, and were not his opinion.

Pacquiao is simply against the marriage of anyone that is not Man and Woman as he believes is stated in theBible.

“I didn’t say that, that’s a lie… I didn’t know that quote from Leviticus because I haven’t read the Book of Leviticus yet,” he said.

Pacquiao does not now and has never believed that people deserve death because of their sexual orientation.



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5 Comments for “Manny Pacquiao likens homosexuality to ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ in wake of Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage”

  1. Get your facts straight.

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/05/bad-writing-turned-pacquiao-gay-rights-enemy-no-1/52436/

    You’re writing an article based on an article that was sensationalized, and in which quotes from Pacquiao were fabricated. Grow up.

  2. Pacquiao speaks the truth about the Bible account of sodom and gomorrah, why is he being persecuted?
    The Bible and homosexuality are not compatible, you may not like that fact, but it is the truth. If you beg to differ then please provide a reference from the Bible.

  3. lejos del usa 6

    gente Latino creo en Dios y Jesus Cristu–es contra de DIos hombre con “esposo” its a sin to be a homosexual– the latino women have respect for men & enjoy to treat teh men as head of the family–in all latino nations women have honor-even Presidente Chavez stated “I believe each child no matter how sick at birth desreves to be loved not killed in abortions–the USA & Canada types have now gone against Gods Laws –like Obama who shake his fist in Gods Eyes & says men can “marry” men– this is the fact of USA colonialism of homosexuals propaganda– it mustr be resisted in out free nations–as Presidents Chavez stated they have huge power & relentless habits–arriba los machos por siempre–bajo Obama y EU con propaganda de Sodom Amen!!!

  4. Never heard of this guy before, but, he really does need a clue about his fairy tale before he starts talking about it, and, what’s his business on what Mr Obama does, he is not a resident of the US.

    I always wonder when people are so obsessed with gay sex, and, why won’t he take a test for ‘roids, maybe that’s why he thinks the way he does and looks the way he does as its clear he has no real thinking process.

  5. Thanks for standing up for your Christian beliefs. So many people want to
    be poitically correct in todays society. I am with you all the way. My favorite saying is GOD said it, I believe it so that settles it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Barbara

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