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Manny Pacquiao: 'I'm not against gay people'
LA Times ^ | May 16, 2012 | Andrew Blankstein, Bettina Boxall and Shelby Grad

Posted on 05/16/2012 12:33:01 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

The Grove shopping mall in Los Angeles has banned boxer Manny Pacquiao over comments he made about gay marriage, but the boxer said he was misquoted.

"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," the Grove said in a statement.

In an interview with National Conservative Examiner, Pacquiao addressed President Obama's recent endorsement of gay marriage.

"God's words first ... obey God's law first before considering the laws of man," Pacquiao told the Examiner. "God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married. It should not be of the same sex, so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah."

The article goes on to say that "Pacquiao's directive for Obama calls societies to fear God and not to promote sin, inclusive of same-sex marriage and cohabitation."

The original story quoted Leviticus 20:13, which states: "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."

Pacquiao later released a statement saying he was misquoted and denying he has animus for gay people. "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," the boxer insists.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: athletes; blackkk; boxing; florida; gaymarriage; gaystapo; georgezimmerman; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; kenyanbornmuzzie; pacquiao; swrdswllwngsdshw; trayvonmartin
I wonder if The Grove also bans Muslims who believe in stoning a woman to death for adultery?
1 posted on 05/16/2012 12:33:03 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

“The Grove shopping mall in Los Angeles has banned boxer Manny Pacquiao over comments he made about gay marriage”

Um, what is the Grove, why would Pac-man go there, and why do we care? I knew when I read his comments yesterday that the hippies would be after him, and let’s assume this is the beginning of that. But I don’t care about it, nor his comments. Like I said yesterday, the only thing I’m interested is when he’s gonna beat up Mayweather.


2 posted on 05/16/2012 12:35:56 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Beaten Valve

Only if she is a lesbo.


3 posted on 05/16/2012 12:36:07 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Beaten Valve
Fascism in America is alive and well...
4 posted on 05/16/2012 12:39:42 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Forget the GOP and build the Constitution Party, because the status quo is no longer the way to go.)
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To: Beaten Valve
"I'm not against gay people. I have a relative who is also gay," the boxer insists.

I have a lot of relatives who are happy but none who are gay. I wonder if I'm banned from the Grove mall too.

5 posted on 05/16/2012 12:41:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: MichaelCorleone

And growing stronger every day.


6 posted on 05/16/2012 12:41:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: Beaten Valve

Muslims would stone a homosexual in the year 2012 faster than the ancient Hebrews ever would.


7 posted on 05/16/2012 12:42:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Beaten Valve
... we have made it be known that he is not welcome at The Grove ... The Grove is a gathering place for all Angelenos and not a place for intolerance

Huh, what?

Tolerance does not mean you have to cater to every whim of every other group.
If you disagree with someone you have every right to say so, as the Grove is so clearly demonstrating, too bad they don't see the irony.

8 posted on 05/16/2012 12:43:59 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1

Tolerance as long as you believe what they believe.


9 posted on 05/16/2012 12:49:41 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Beaten Valve

I am not against homosexuals either.
Tolerance is not the same as acceptance.


10 posted on 05/16/2012 12:50:04 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Beaten Valve

Apparently, his “crime” was expressing an opinion that had not been previously approved by The Grove.


11 posted on 05/16/2012 1:08:27 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Beaten Valve
The epitome of a "contradiction in terms":

The Grove is a gathering place for all Angelenos and not a place for intolerance

Seems to me that The Grove is a gathering place for the intolerant.

12 posted on 05/16/2012 1:10:25 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Sheesh,what is it with these filipenos?
Don’t they know it is ok not to like white males (especially if they are right-wingers) but if they are gay..NOW you are a bigot?
I think what is really driving the left crazy about Pacquiao is he has a large Hispanic following.


13 posted on 05/16/2012 1:12:53 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: SoldierDad

If ANYONE is “banned” from a place, the place is being intolerant....


14 posted on 05/16/2012 1:13:01 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: Beaten Valve

The Grove is a gathering place for all Angelenos and not a place for intolerance,” the Grove said in a statement.

Really?
Do you allow homosexuals? Not many more intolerant then homosexuals.
Do you allow muslims? So tolerant they just kill people that do not accept their death cult.
Do you allow liberals? They are the most intolerant.....
So don;t claim a mantle of tolerance if you allow any of those mentioned..........


15 posted on 05/16/2012 1:13:04 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: BitWielder1
If you disagree with someone you have every right to say so, as the Grove is so clearly demonstrating, too bad they don't see the irony.

Yes, I think the whole, "We will not tolerate intolerance" is about as stupid as we can get in today's Politically Correct society!

It is like the "zero tolerance" policies at schools where the person who gets beat up gets expelled along with the aggressor who beat them up?!?!? In the liberal world, these two concepts make sense and are "fair!"
16 posted on 05/16/2012 1:16:51 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: svcw
I am against sex perverts, because their aim is to destroy the foundations of civil society, including the family, in order to gain acceptance as “normal.”

Tolerance is just one of four stages on the path to apostasy:

Outrage -> Tolerance -> Acceptance -> Practice

Homosexuality is abnormal, perverted, immoral, and deadly. It must never be tolerate or accepted, let alone practiced.

17 posted on 05/16/2012 1:17:18 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Beaten Valve

go to the ‘Awesome-town’ Mall (Valencia). It’s nicer there anyway ...


18 posted on 05/16/2012 1:29:35 PM PDT by Bill Buckner
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To: twister881

I know that may be the case with many homosexuals, my brotherIL is homosexual. He is absolutely opposed to “same sex marriage”, “gay adoption” and schools teaching it is OK.
He believes marriage is a religious ceremony between a man and woman, that only fathers and mothers should raise children, and because there is controversy never taught in school, that it should be left to parents.
His view is that homosexuals should stay out of the fray, and loathes militants and flamboyant, he feels that makes it really bad for the rest of them.
The homosexual community is not as monolithic as the MSM would like people to think.


19 posted on 05/16/2012 1:30:59 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: ExTxMarine
Yes, I think the whole, "We will not tolerate intolerance" is about as stupid as we can get in today's Politically Correct society!

Yet we have to tolerate Muslim intolerance. Go figure.

20 posted on 05/16/2012 1:50:48 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1
too bad they don't see the irony.

It's not ironic when its hypocrisy.

21 posted on 05/16/2012 1:51:50 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Beaten Valve
The Grove shopping mall in Los Angeles has banned boxer Manny Pacquiao over comments he made about gay marriage

Apparently, this boxer is not all that "macho". I'd have told them. "I never shop at the Grove anyway. It sucks."

22 posted on 05/16/2012 1:55:08 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: svcw

Tolerance implies reeducation camps for the intolerant.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 2:01:47 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I have a lot of relatives who are happy but none who are gay.

You mean that none of them "don their gay apparel" at Christimas time?

24 posted on 05/16/2012 2:03:11 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Beaten Valve

Wait. Are Muslims against gay marriage, too? Well, of course they’ll bravely bar them as well./sarc


25 posted on 05/16/2012 2:14:30 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Will the Grove ban the selling of Bibles, too?

Perhaps the Grove needs the J.C. Penney treatment.

I am so damn sick of being told I am a hater because I don’t rejoice over sodomy.

Hate sin, love the sinner, yes. But give a thumbs up to perversion? THAT would be a perversion.


26 posted on 05/16/2012 2:21:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Beaten Valve
I wonder if The Grove also bans Muslims who believe in stoning a woman to death for adultery?

Of course, the brave and caring Muslim men are wise enough to make sure that each young girl has her clitoris removed so that she will never be tempted to defy Allah and commit adultery.

27 posted on 05/16/2012 2:23:12 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: Beaten Valve
It appears homosexuals are against you though Manny.
28 posted on 05/16/2012 2:36:30 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Beaten Valve

Let the mall “out” themselves as a disgusting, fudge packing, excrement licking conglomerate. I’m sure they will be just fine at the brown julius.


29 posted on 05/16/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

No. During the Christmas holidays, they go from being happy to merry. Never gay.


30 posted on 05/16/2012 4:47:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: BitWielder1

“Huh, what?”

Indeed! In a normal America, the only reasons for being banned from a mall would be shoplifting and disturbing the peace. But America today is far from normal, in fact it’s getting downright queer!/s;)


31 posted on 05/16/2012 9:22:20 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: svcw

Amen, and I’m sick and tired of people trying to force society to condone deviant behavior. If Christiansfolks don’t stand up for what is right now, they are going to find themselves behind a fence at a re-education camp in the future. This imposition of one set of beliefs on everyone will not stop until people are no longer willing to be cowed by militant groups.


32 posted on 05/16/2012 10:44:18 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: svcw

Ping.


33 posted on 05/24/2012 7:37:29 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: svcw

Ping


34 posted on 06/05/2012 12:36:52 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: svcw

Bmp.


35 posted on 08/11/2012 7:45:41 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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