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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Beautifully said @Jenna !

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Amen, brother. Being attracted to the same sex is a temptation to overcome, like all other temptations- including any sex outside of marriage.

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MANNY ISNT HATING OR OPPOSING ANYTHING INTERVIEWER ASK HIM A QUESTION WHAT DO HE THINK ABOUT IT! THE MAN IS POINTING OUT HIS THOUGHTS ON IT, THATS ALL. HE ISNT FORCING ON ANYTHING. SO GO AHEAD AND KEEP SUCKING THAT DICK.

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Gay couples, in my experience, have been very happy together. They are willing to stick through their issues and work towards compromise perhaps even more than people in straight relationships like myself. Maybe as straight people, it is time for us to understand what love is and stop hating people for the way they love. If you really loved God and were truly at peace with yourself through your religion, you would know true love. You would know true happiness. And you would never want to deprive someone of any kind of love or happiness they could receive by committing to someone they love through marriage.

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This is not a religious issue; it is a civil rights issue. That's something we need to understand in order to grasp why marriage equality is the right choice. Marriage should be between people who love each other, and they should have every right to get married if they choose BECAUSE they love each other, as well as having the right to decide against getting married if that is the right choice for them, personally. Marriage doesn't necessarily have to be between a man and a woman to be a loving union: come on!

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this is strange because before obama said this, i thought why not let gay people do what they want, but when the flood gates open, it will be everywhere and it won't be so much about what is given to gay people, but what is taken from the traditional value of marriage. So its kind of a win/lose issue. I dont think much of marriage but i dont think gay marriage should be in the same class as straight marriage.

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A little while ago, I read somewhere on Facebook that Manny Pacquiao has a history of cheating on his wife..........

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MARRIAGE DOESN'T ALWAYS = KIDS....BECAUSE NOT ALL COUPLE WANT OR CAN HAVE KIDS....SO PLEASE DROP THAT ARGUEMENT, IT'S AS OLD AS THE GOD SAYS IT'S WRONG....GOD MADE EVERYONE.....MARRIAGE IS ABOUT "LOVE" ALISA

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MARRIAGE IS ABOUT LOVE....AND GOD MADE EVERYONE, INCLUDING GAYS....i agree with the person who said in the bible, that women are seen as property and NOT as real human beings....we aren't equal to men...we are slaves to men in alot of ways....LOVE IS LOVE, NO MATTER THE GENDER OR RACE OF THOSE INVOLVED.....SAME-SEX MARRIAGE DOESN'T HARM ANYONE ELSE'S MARRIAGE....GET OUT OF THE DARK AGES PEOPLE...AND STOP HIDING BEHIND THE BIBLE. ALISA

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the world and people happens now are so scary!..same sex marriage,what‘s next?