Idol by every sports enthusiasts in the world because of his power punch fist but doubted by athlete’s analyst regarding the issue of the power vitamins he take and criticized sharply by his boxing opposing Mayweather for using illegal athlete’s drugs, as well as his critics and detractors because of his dubious winning streaks.
Previously then, he was mocked by some Filipinos in the Philippines regarding his stand on the “Reproductive Health Bill” or “RH Bill” issue showing his own stupidity basing his own opinion regarding the “Reproductive Health Bill” or “RH Bill” issue on bible verses alone; now another power punch has sit him right on his face.
His homophobic, heartless and idiot remarks regarding homosexuals and same sex marriage that they must be “put to death” because the Bible says so has spill the fresh hot soup of beans right in front of his own cold face which lead the homosexual community around the world to boycott him and make an online petition not to support him and drop him as endorser of Nike wherein the employees on the Nike company are mostly gays.
Here are his remarks that incensed the gay community:
He quoted a Biblical verse following Barack Obama’s announcement of support for same-sex marriage that according to him homosexuals should be put to death : ““God’s words first … obey God’s law first before considering the laws of man…. 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…..’.. 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,’..”
Meanwhile here the statements of others who were dismayed by Manny Pacquioa’s remarks:
“Nike is a multi-billion dollar industry and [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender] people contribute billions to this company. It is completely unacceptable that such a high-profile company should be sponsoring a boxer who is encouraging violence towards LGBT people. Tell Nike to drop its sponsorship..”
“No one who is a public figure, and or, a role model to people, especially children, can be allowed to call for the death of others. I am saddened by his closed-mindedness, but am horrified if Nike keeps him on as a spokesperson after such a violent comment, and violent view point,”
“…This is abominable! Probably a closet-case himself! SIGNED AND SHARED!!!
“…I’m honored to have the first signature. Nike should be ashamed for sponsoring such an intolerant, dimwitted, and frankly closed-minded individual. Obviously Manny has been hit in the head one to many times in the ring..”
“…..As a Filipino and as a mother, I am deeply disappointed and outraged at Manny’s inexcusable comments. Freedom of speech also comes with the sense to be responsible for your words, to think before you speak. Considering how many look up to him, many of them children, there is no excuse for this. Nike should not sponsor someone with this kind of hatred and ignorance towards others…”
“….I am 14 out of the closet bisexual..
This guy was my hero..
hearing this legit killed me oh well! ….”
“..Signed and spread all across facebook , this is ridiculous.. Perhaps big mouthed bigots should be put to death!..”
“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.”
“..Although he doesn’t explicitly say it, Pac does cite Leviticus–implicitly suggesting gays should be put to death…”
“..Stand with millions of LGBT and fair minded-people the world over. Drop Manny Pacquiao now. Hatred surely does not = Nike..”
And other comments of people regarding Manny Pacquioa’s remarks regarding same-sex marriage.
Although he denied quoting the Leviticus book of the Bible wherein the hatred toward homosexuals is written, he cannot deny that his statements already says it so; how IDIOT he is!
However, lately he apologizes but still sarcastic and offensive of his opinions regarding gays and same-sex marriage, “…I’m not against gay people… We can’t help it if they were born that way. What I’m critical off (sic) are actions that violate the word of God. I only gave out my opinion that same sex marriage is against the law of God…”
Thus, he indeed from his heart Hate Homosexuals because “the Bible says so..”; how stupid but that is his belief anyway.
Anyway ,here is the petition letter:
End Sponsorship of Homophobic Boxer Manny Pacquiao
NIKE: SAY NO to HATE SPEECH
Boxer Manny Pacquiao (based in LA) has been sponsored by Nike since 2008. Following Obama’s recent announcement of support for marriage equality, Pacquiao quoted bible excerpts to state that homosexuals should be put to death :
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.
Nike is a multi-billion dollar industry and LGBT people contribute billions to this company. It is completely unacceptable that such a high-profile company should be sponsoring a boxer who is encouraging violence towards LGBT people. Tell Nike to drop its sponsorship!
4,000 Signatures Reached! | May 16, 2012 …..”
Consequently, though he may apologize, Manny can no longer bring back the trust of gay community abroad and forever banned on their respective business despite recent reports that his boxing career is still intact and unaffected; that is so because business-minded people wants more profit to profit from him and obviously covering up Manny Pacquioa’s mistake or indeed not mistake at all for he mean it by his heart that homosexuals are not acceptable in the community and must be “put to death” ,”…. like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah of Old…” because the “Christian God” says it so and because it is written in the Bible.