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The past few days must have been nuts for Manny Pacquiao, because he's already apologizing to the gay community for his sad and anti-gay comments.
The last we heard he was denying quoting Leviticus at all, but that doesn't really change his stance much on homosexuality and gay marriage.
Here's what he's saying now:
“I want to clarify that I didn’t say I wanted all gays put to death. The reporter asked me a question. He said, ‘Obama is in favor of legalizing gay marriage and what’s your opinion?’ He asked me about my opinion and I told him my opinion that that I don’t agree, and I’m against same sex marriage, but I didn’t say that I’m condemning the gays because, you know, I have relatives. I have gay relatives and friends. That’s all I said to the reporter.
“To the gay community, I apologize. I’m against same sex marriage, but I’m not condemning you. My favorite verse is ‘Love one another as you love yourself. Love your neighbor.’ So, I love everybody!”
How can you even claim to love everybody and still reject the idea of equal rights? What makes a straight couple more privileged than a gay couple?
This apology seems pretty empty to us. Especially since we feel like you're only doing it because you're in hot water.
By the way, what's the point of having religious freedom in this country if we let religions dictate our laws? It just doesn't make sense. We started this country for that very reason! Believe what you want, just don't let it interfere with the separation of church and state!
Especially when it comes to something as amazing as one human loving another so much that they want to take vows legally recognized in honor of it.
Equal rights for all!
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Well, that didn't take long.
Boxer Manny Pacquiao is denying that he quoted the Bible when he was asked about President Obama's support of gay marriage, and that the original publication is lying about it.
He has been getting a LOT of flak for it, even being banned from places like The Grove in El Lay.
Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao has come out swinging against reports that he made anti-gay comments in a recent interview, saying it was a lie the publication made up.
Manny isn't just a boxer, though, he's also a devout Catholic and a Congressman in his homeland of the Philippines, along with being super married (even though he's been linked to be less devout in his marriage as he is a Catholic).
Here's what he's saying now:
“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. I’m not against gay people… I have a relative who is also gay. We can’t help it if they were born that way. What I’m critical of are actions that violate the word of God. I only gave out my opinion that same sex marriage is against the law of God.”
What he doesn't seem to understand is that being against equal rights for any reason is STILL being intolerant of those who are being discriminated against, regardless of your reasons! ESPECIALLY if you're in a position of influence!
Also, double especially if you've been linked in reports to a Filipina actress named Krista Ranillo while you're still married under "the law of God."
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And there it is, folks. Some of the most despicable words about the LGBT community to come from someone of fame yet.
The sad thing is that we always had the feeling that Manny Pacquiao was a decent and honorable guy. Such a shame.
Manny was interviewed by the National Conservative Examiner. During this interview he was asked about President Obama's support of same-sex marriage. Manny took this opportunity to quote the Bible, including one of the more disgusting passages.
Here's what he said:
If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other. It should not be of the same sex so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah of Old.
How wise. And deplorable. Tell us again, Manny, how gay marriage has an effect on you directly? How the happiness and love of others can be so wrong?
We can't stand ignorance of equality, and hope Manny feels every bit of backlash he's going to get for these comments!
Besides, we hear that Manny really isn't the best at not adulterating the altar of matrimony himself, as he's been linked in reports to a Filipina actress named Krista Ranillo… even though he's married.
We wonder how his sponsors feel?
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Well, Manny and his promoter are in the Philippines deciding whether or not they can rearrange his schedule for the impromptu fight — that and both sides still would have to agree on a financial deal, too!
The year is almost over, but some celebrities are still making last minute efforts to raise money for the charities of their choice.
Hugh Jackman, Jaden Smith, Mariah Carey and other celebs are auctioning off artwork to raise money for Pencils of Promise — an organization dedicated to building schools in communities that need them around the world.
Justin Long got to do something not many people get to — watch Manny Pacquiao work out and train with his team!
Justin went to the Wild Card Boxing Gym for the special invite, where Manny is training for his third match up with Juan Manual Marquez in Vegas next weekend. They weren't the only famous people there, though! Julio Cesar Chavez was there too — because his son Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is actually training WITH Manny!
We bet it's awesome to get to peek behind the scenes and check out what goes into making such an incredible fighter!
Do U think Justin got to train a little?? Ha!
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He's just like us! Ha!
Manny Pacquiao stopped by an El Lay gas station to fill up his Ferrari on Saturday and isn't one of those lazy rich dudes either.
He chose to take care of the chore himself, despite a full service option available and an army of lackeys friends he could have easily commanded to do his bidding!
The boxer is currently training to take on Juan Marquez in Las Vegas on November 12 and looks to be in fine shape.
Check out more pics of Manny filling up his gas tank below!
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