World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is taking punches over comments he made to a Philippines media outlet describing gay people as “worse than animals.”
“It’s common sense. Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male from female,” Pacquiao told TV5 in an interview. “If men mate with men and women mate with women they are worse than animals.”
The eight-time boxing champion and born-again Christian is running for a Senate seat in his native country. Elections are in May of this year.
“Some people think they can judge people like God just because they’ve attended a prayer meeting and read the bible,” Ganda tweeted. “The Senate needs experts on politics and law, not blind prophets.”
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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
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