Skip to comments.Manny Pacquiao: 'I'm not against gay people'
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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It's not ironic when its hypocrisy.
Apparently, this boxer is not all that "macho". I'd have told them. "I never shop at the Grove anyway. It sucks."
Tolerance implies reeducation camps for the intolerant.
You mean that none of them "don their gay apparel" at Christimas time?
Wait. Are Muslims against gay marriage, too? Well, of course they’ll bravely bar them as well./sarc
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.
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.
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.
No. During the Christmas holidays, they go from being happy to merry. Never gay.
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;)
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.