By DiMarkco Chandler
Manny Pacquiao in a statement made to the National Conservative Examiner has come out against same-sex marriage and, as a result, the LGBT community has come out against the famous boxer. Pacquiao, a congressman in the Philippines, has taken the diametrically opposite position of President Obama. The President has recently affirmed that his public position on gay marriage had evolved and informed in part by his Christian Faith, suggesting that Christ has called for his followers to treat others the way that they would want to be treated. Pacquiao, speaking to the Examiner almost exclusively from his Catholic Faith argues that, “It should not be of the same sex so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.” In fact, Pacquiao goes as far as to say that gay men should be put to death.
It is no surprise with these comments that the LGBT community has taken a firm stance against the boxer and has some asking if he is gay. Instinct Magazine points out that “Pacquiao appears to be spouting the same party line as the other anti-gay religious folk. He name drops Leviticus and notes that all the gays should die, per God.”
For those in the LGBT community that thought, with the President of the United States coming out for same-sex marriage, that society would soon be persuaded to evolve in their direction, it appears that those wishes are a bit premature.