This all started when Manny Pacquiao said he was against Gay Marriage (Manny Pacquiao Doesn’t Agree With President Obama Stance of Gay Marriage).
He used the Bible as a reference, we explained why that wasn’t the best way to go about it and assumed that would be that.
But, more quotes came out claiming Pacquiao wanted gays to die and that forced him again to speak out on the issue.
The Examiner article includes a reference to Leviticus 20:13 — which says gays “must be put to death.” But now the journalist who conducted the interview is admitting Pacquiao NEVER specifically referenced that bible verse.
Pacquiao has now released a statement saying, “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 continues, “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.”
If he was misquoted then The Examiner should be held accountable, but a piece of advice Manny.
Never use the I have a “Gay Relative” card, it is like using the I have a “Black Friend” card, it never helps, only makes you seem more guilty.
Manny also have been banned from a local LA mall.
Pacquiao was scheduled to do an interview with Extra’s Mario Lopez at The Grove on Wednesday, but that event was canceled. A Grove spokesman told LA Weekly it was canceled because of Pacquiao’s anti-gay marriage beliefs.
Manny has learned a hard lesson on who you can and can’t make controversial statements on.
Stick to boxing.