This piece of news didn’t surprise me. Manny Pacquiao is entitled to his opinion and his opinion did not offend me as did Miriam Quiambao‘s infamous anti-gay tweet just a few weeks ago.
A week after President Obama stated on national television that LGBT couples are entitled the same right as everyone else, Manny Pacquiao took a jab at the issue and allegedly said the following:
“God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other.”
“God’s words first… obey God’s law first before considering the laws of man,” he told the Examiner. “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.”
But what was being said now that the quoting of Leviticus 20:13 was not Pacquiao’s doing but rather, the Examiner’s journalist, Granville Ampong’s injection to the conversation. Regardless, Manny is still entitled to his own opinion.
Wasn’t he against the RH bill as well?
I do hope that people like Manny Pacquiao will at least, look at the issue as a human right issue.
There’s no reason to go head-to-head with Manny Pacquiao. There is a process to the universe and the universe knows how to teach all of us a lesson.
Meanwhile, besides the backlash he received from fans and non-fans alike, a mall in Los Angeles called The Grove didn’t allow Manny Pacquio to enter its doors after the anti-gay remark and issued a statement saying:
“Based on news reports of statements made by Mr. Pacquiao we have made it be known that he is not welcome at The Grove and will not be interviewed here now or in the future. The Grove is a gathering place for all Angelenos and not a place for intolerance.”
An appearance at Extra (U.S. Entertainment Show) cancelled his appearance on the show as well.
We shall see.
via NY Daily News