Manny Pacquiao Challenges President Obama On Same Sex Marriage
Manny Pacquiao probably won’t fight Floyd Mayweather Jr in his prime but he is ready to take on President Obama.
The boxing champion, who has been outspoken about his religious convictions in recent months, has challenged the president on the issue of same-sex marriage.
In an interview with the National Conservative Examiner, Pacquiao stated his position on the issue:
“God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they 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.”
Pacquiao also invoked Old Testament, and recited Leviticus 20:13, saying: “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.”
In February, Pacquiao announced “I am no longer in the vice business” and that he would no longer engage in cockfighting or gambling.
Last year he also said that, as a member of Congress in the Philippines, he would oppose legislation aimed at making condoms and family planning advice more readily available.
“It’s sinful to use condoms and commit abortion,” Pacquiao said last May.