Boxer Manny Pacquiao is not finished with jabbing the LGBT

Boxer Manny Pacquiao is not finished with jabbing the LGBT

Manny Pacquiao doesn’t want anyone to misconstrue his feelings about gays and lesbians. The professional boxer and aspiring Filipino presidential candidate told the BBC that he remains steadfast against same-sex couples despite losing his endorsement deal.

“What I am saying is right. I mean I am just stating the truth, what the Bible says,” Pacquiao told the British news organization. He spoke with their reporter Friday in his hometown of General Santos, the Philippines, during a training session for his upcoming final bout.

The BBC reported he did admit that when he described animals as superior to gays “because they can distinguish male from female,” in a television interview, he made a mistake.

That comment sparked a global flurry of criticism from the sports world and beyond, leading Pacquiao to post a video apology on Facebook. He said he was sorry and was “not condemning LGBT,” but he also reconfirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage.

His sponsor, Nike, then delivered an uppercut and dropped him like a sack of potatoes. “We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” the company stated.

And lest there be any doubt about his feelings, Pacquiao posted biblical verses on his Instagram account denouncing homosexuality as punishable by death, less than a day later.

The citations included the infamous verse from Leviticus 20.13: “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death, their blood will be on their own heads.” The post has since been deleted.

Although it’s not a crime to be gay in the Philippines, same-sex marriage is not legal.

And Pacquiao told the BBC he is unaffected by all the controversy over his remarks. “I’m happy. I’m always happy because God is with me,” he said, still adorned in Nike gear, for now.

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  1. Oturugbeke!
    February 21, 09:08 Reply

    To believe I was an avid supporter of this ugly Filipino. wth?

    • Jamie
      February 21, 12:22 Reply

      Aww… You seem to only just realise…??? He’s practically a JERK!!! Not a fan, never will from not, I guess…

  2. KingBey
    February 21, 09:23 Reply

    This ugly mofo should just rest ! Hmph !

  3. Mandy
    February 21, 09:26 Reply

    And once again, Leviticus, the champion bible verse of homophobes, rears its ugly head. I guess Mr. Pacquiao is not so sorry after all, now that Nike has dropped him.

  4. Khaleesi
    February 21, 10:00 Reply

    Do you need further proof that the Bible is basically an ancient hate manual? And that religion is a pot full of hypocrisy? Most homophobes justify their hateful bigotry using religion. ***rolls eyes in disgust at this narrow minded and narrow eyed oriental heap of putrid phlegm****

    • Max 2.1
      February 21, 11:52 Reply

      Whoever say they don’t know is deceiving themselves…

    • Jamie
      February 21, 12:19 Reply

      Aww…you!! My sentiments exactly…I mean, he’s doing this cos he thinks it’s drawing him closer to heaven…lol

    • Candy Man
      February 21, 15:43 Reply

      Emmmm. Religion and Christianity are two different things.

  5. peaches
    February 22, 02:03 Reply

    Who is looking at the bleached-pink baboon?, With his tiny peepee he’ll think he has relevant somtin to contribute. mstcheeeewe. #Onlyfoolsfallforyou.

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