When Newsweek came out with a very stirring cover this month, the Press is bound to follow up with a similar question from other famous personalities.
When the Philippine’s very own hero had a sit-down with the National Conservative Examiner, not surprisingly, he was asked regarding President’s Obama’s stance on same sex unions.
The self-confessed pious Pacquiao quoted the Bible as his answers.
” 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.” – Leviticus 20:13
” God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other. It should not be of the same sex so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah of Old. ”
On a later interview with the Philippine press, Pacquiao defended his controversial comments:
“I only gave out my opinion that same sex marriage is against the law of God. 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. What I’m critical of are actions that violate the word of God.”
In fairness to Pacquiao, I believe he is a man with a naturally good and kind heart. He has always been generous to the fortunate and less fortunate alike. He may have been dancing with the Philippine political circle that is filled with crocodiles and all sorts of greedy bestiality, but I believe that, unlike the rest of them, he joined politics with the desire to be of service to the people.
This unfortunate interview was just another case of talking without thinking. Let’s admit it. Manny is not the brightest crayon in the box. He may have the best intentions but he is a man who is easily influenced by other people. Sometime last year, Manny became a very devout Catholic. Very religious Filipinos tend to have this tendency of thinking that they are better than the rest. They seem to believe that those who are not like them, what I mean is those who are not religious like them, are not very good people, to say it kindly.
I hope this is only a phase for Manny that is passing. Just like this one.
Manny Pacquiao rocking the duck face.
MANNY, YOU KNOW YOU ARE BETTER THAN THIS.