Manny Pacquiao on Obama Gay Marriage Stance: An Immoral Abomination

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Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is pointedly criticizing President Barack Obama's recent endorsement of gay marriage, calling it offensive to his religion.

In an interview, the religious Pacquiao said that Obama's view was nothing more than a direct attack on the morals of society and the will of God.

"God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other," Manny Pacquiao said.

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"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," he added, citing the Bible.

He described same-sex marriage as an "abomination" and went on to say that America should be the model of morality for other countries to emulate.

Recently voted Forbes' fourth most influential athlete, the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion is regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet, and already has a burgeoning career out of the ring.

He is a member of the Philippines legislature, hosts a weekly TV game show and has his own vegetable business. Manny Pacquiao also hopes to become a leading Christian evangelist after having a religious "awakening."

Last week, Obama became the first U.S. president to publicly back gay marriage.

Many politicians, pundits and stars have weighed in - Jay-Z praised Obama Monday, while Bristol Palin ripped him last week - but members of the sporting community have been largely silent until Pacquiao's condemnation.

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right on manny pacquiao,this dear brother reads his bible!speaks the truth.

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The more people force feed these Gay rights the more people dislike gays. A year ago many could have cared less about gays -- but today - GAYS HAVE TAKEN A STEP BACK IN THEIR POPULARITY AMONG THE MASSES!

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MI,
You said it perfectly!!! Thank you.

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This is more proof that most organized religion is toxic. Just call it what it is- systemic, brainwashed hate. The best way to keep people in control is to make them fear the unknown (like what happens to one's soul). The best way to spread hate and evil is by twisting God's word.

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President Obama has acted quite disgracefully and cynically in endorsing gay marriage. This is no more than the quasi legislation of abject immorality. To say that he was influenced by his daughters in his so called epiphany says more about the total lack of morals and disregard for religion than his skills as a parent. Manny has every right to voice his dismay at the tacky Obama and history will show that Pacman was indeed right. This is manna from heaven for the gay fascist lobby and they will now seek the 'moral high ground' in attacking anyone who disagrees with their indecent practices. president Obama has seen to that.

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Manny doesn’t mean it that way that GAYS SHOULD BE KILLED. Manny, just like all men and women, is a sinner. He confessed it and accepted JESUS Christ as His Lord and Savior. He admitted that he needs Jesus as his savior. Yes, only God can judge, but it is clear in the Bible what God hates. Not the gay, but their acts. God loves us including gays, that’s WHY he sent his one and only SON JESUS CHRIST. JESUS CHRIST IS FOR ALL OF US, SINNERS. ONLY THOSE WHO ARE TOO PROUD TO ADMIT THAT THEY ARE SINNERS AND NEED A SAVIOR WILL SURELY GO TO HELL.

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gays are sick! they are like maggots, one word to describe gays - YUCK

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Yes-Good for Manny! We have the right in a Democracy to vote against this in each state! It is not a natural part of life. Gays cannot reproduce! All you can do is sit and talk about what your rights are. What in the Hell made Gays think that they should have the right to be married? There are states you can get married in if you choose- MOVE THERE AND STAY THERE!

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@ Jenna- You are wrong! This is a Moral issue! This is NOT a Civil Issue!

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The issue with Pacquiao is that he wants to only follow part of the bible. Pacquiao how about don't commit adultery against your wife, or laying with other women and having children, or honoring your mother and father. What happened to keeping the Ten commandments. Manny go home and clean your own house, clean up a very corrupt nation of the Philippines. Don't get involved in American politics. Go home or be quiet.