Manny Pacquiao Clarifies Same-Sex Marriage Comments

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Manny Pacquiao is standing by his criticism of same-sex marriage, but denies giving some of the strongly-worded quotes in a recent article about his views.

The athlete, regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound boxer on Earth, criticized gay marriage in the wake of President Obama's recent support of it.

Pacquiao DOES NOT, however, believe gay people should be put to death, or treated intolerantly, blaming the media for distorting his take on the subject.

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Manny has been under scrutiny since the National Conservative Examiner published an interview in which he said that gay marriage is against the will of God.

The article includes a reference to Leviticus 20:13, which says gays "must be put to death." But Pacquiao says he never said that or referenced the verse.

The boxer said in a statement, "I didn’t say that, it’s a lie ... I didn’t even know that quote from Leviticus because I haven’t read the Book of Leviticus yet."

He also made a point to say, "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 [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.”

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I oppose gay marriage but I am not against gays. I accept gays as much I accept people with 3 arms, or 2 heads. What I oppose is gay marriage per se as in "married". Legitimizing their union is 100% supported but maybe we should use or refer to that in different terms. Imagine filling out a form and being asked if you are married. You answer YES and then you are asked, "To a woman or to a man?" It blurrs the distinction between man-woman union and woman-woman/man-man inion. It will only create confusion. If you are filling out a tax or school form, problems will arise. There will be repercussions like falling dominoes. If lesbians-gays will be allowed marriage, let's give them a distinct label so as to differentiate them to traditional practice, at the same time afford them their proper respect and acceptance.

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so cute so pink and white. ^_^that means you are also cute. britney ^_^