I rather obey the Lord's command than obeying the desires of the flesh. Im not condemning anyone, but I'm just telling the truth of what the Bible says. The truth from the Bible is what changed me from my old ways. 1 Corinthians 6:9 " Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men." God Bless everyone i love you all. @johnnybantilan @david.sisson @jinkeepacquiao
Manny Pacquiao is admired greatly for his boxing prowess—he is an eight-time world champion—yet many do not know that he is also an active member in Filipino politics and resides in the Philippines's House of Representatives. Unfortunately, this has exposed some of his views as regressive and appalling
He is currently running for a Senate seat in the Philippines. While campaigning, he made a statement on Filipino television about gay people that was incredibly offensive: “It's common sense. Will you see any animals where male is to male and female is to female? The animals are better. They know how to distinguish male from female. If we approve [of] male on male, female on female, then man is worse than animals."
After facing backlash, Pacquiao posted an apology video on Twitter with the caption “I'm sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I've hurt.”
I'm sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I've hurt. God Bless! pic.twitter.com/bqjRcWqp8R— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) February 16, 2016
However, he maintained his views on gay marriage, stating that, “…this does not change my position against same-sex marriage. That's what I believe. My only mistake is comparing gay people to animals.”
He also posted a response on Instagram, noting that, “Im [sic] not condemning anyone, but I'm just telling the truth of what the Bible says. The truth from the Bible is what changed me from my old ways.”
Pacquiao has come under fire for his conservative views before—he is staunchly opposed to abortion, and even the use of contraceptives. According to the Huffington Post, he once said, “God said, 'Go out and multiply.' He did not say, just have two or three kids... It's sinful to use condoms and commit abortion.”
He should really stick to boxing and keep the backward, offensive political views to himself.
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