Five days ago, President Barack Obama announced his support of same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts. Last Friday, while training for his upcoming fight against Timothy Bradley, boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took the time to present his opposition to Obama's stance. Now, it should be noted that Pacquiao is a deeply religious person, who obviously takes the Bible and its teachings to heart. So, with that being said, here is what Pac-Man had to say in regards to the gay marriage issue:
In his statement on Obama’s endorsement of same sex marriage, Pacquiao said, he calls on societies to fear God and not to promote sin. He quoted Leviticus 20:13: “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.”
“God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other,” Pacquiao quoted the Bible.
“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 said.
Pacquiao also went on to say that "the Bible is against such shenanigans and that one should always obey what's written in the Bible." OK. We respect your religious point-of-view and all, but c'mon, "put to death"? You serious, fam?! SMDH!
[via Off the Bench]