This isn’t going to go over well for you Pac-Man…
In response to President Barack Obama’s announcement that he’s now pro-gay marriage, Pacquiao says he doesn’t agree with the president’s position and that according to the Bible, homosexuals should be put to death.
In an interview with the National Conservative Examiner, Pacquiao quoted Leviticus 20:13, telling the publication that “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.”
He went on to say that society needs to “put God’s word first.”
Pacquiao, apparently, missed church the day they explained the “Golden Rule.”
The boxer went on to say “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.”
Aside from being a boxer and congressman, the feisty Filipino also is a devout Roman Catholic, who recently talked about giving up boxing to focus on his religion. Considering how badly he seems to interpret the “good book,” maybe that’s not such a bad idea.
What the hell was this fool thinking?!?! If you thought Floyd Mayweather was the “villian” then it might be time to re-assess that judgement.
The reporter who wrote and conducted the original Pacquiao interview is now claiming that Manny did not expressly say that “gays should be put to death”.
According to The New Civil Rights Movement
Manny Pacquiao did not directly say that gays must be put to death, according to the conservative Examiner writer who interviewed the welterweight boxer. The writer says now he included the Leviticus quote merely to illustrate what the boxer was saying.
News sites and media outlets across the country, including The New Civil Rights Movement, yesterday reported that boxer Manny Pacquiao said in an interview that gays “must be put to death,” quoting Leviticus 20:13 and other biblical scriptures in an interview with the Examiner’s Granville Ampong.
In the words of Ampong:
As we see, nowhere in my supposition and integration of my interview with Pacquiao did I mention that Pacquiao recited this Leviticus 20:13 nor did I imply that Pacquiao had quoted such. I have simply reminded in my column how God made it clear in the Old Testament time that such practice of same-sex marriage is detestable and strictly forbidden, in as much as God wants to encourage his people practices that lead to health and happiness and fullness of life. As my style of literary writing suggests in almost all of my columns, the critical thoughts I tied up in the structure of thoughts I wanted to convey pertinent to this issue at hand do not translate Pacquiao’s point of view, however conservative I am in my exposition.
Bottom line: Pacquiao did not say gays “must be put to death,” Ampong just wrote it that way.
Pacquiao does vehemently believe in the Bible, and, among all this frenzy, has never made clear what his position on homosexuality and the Biblical teachings are, except to say, ”God’s words first … obey God’s law first before considering the laws of man.”
Since no one has heard from the Pacquiao camp (we suspect a statement will be issued any minute now), the question is, do you believe that Pacquiao really said these things, or is this all just a cover up now that the isht has hit the fan??
Hit the flip to see the list of gay folks that WE think would beat the brakes off of Pac-Man if he really did make such a hateful statement.