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Manny Pacquiao

Hits Boxing Gym After

'Death to Gays' Controversy

5/16/2012 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Hours after a report surfaced in which Manny Pacquiao allegedly insinuated that all gay people should be put to death ... the boxer rolled over to his L.A. gym ... where he was SWARMED by adoring fans.

Manny ignited a media firestorm yesterday over an interview with National Conservative Examiner. Manny was asked about Obama's stance on gay marriage ... and the report made it seem as though he referenced 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."

After the report surfaced, Manny was reportedly banned from The Grove in L.A. -- where he was supposed to do an interview with Mario Lopez from "Extra."

Instead, Manny hit the gym ... cheered on by his fans.

A rep for "Extra" tells us the interview has been rescheduled to a different location.  

So, we gotta ask ...

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16.

Joe    

He is entitled to his opinion. Plus homosexuality is 100% wrong. And those who act on it will end up in hell. Agree or disagree with me. I don't care. What I said is right. Deal with it !

799 days ago
17.

Skeptical    

As usual, cherry-picking only the verses that fit your beliefs. The bible also says we should kill children that disrespect their parents. It says we should be stoned to death for doing ANYTHING on Sundays (don't mow your lawns, folks!), and we will perish in hell for eating shellfish, wearing blended fabrics, and for not having 20/20 vision.

If you choose to believe one, you MUST believe them all, otherwise you are NOT a real Christian, and you are effectively saying that SOME of the bible is bullsh*t.. So, folks, pick up those stones and get ready to murder your smart-mouthed kids! It's what your god wants!!

799 days ago
18.

The Gay Nazis For Jesus     

Shame Shame Shame I hope a better boxer comes out of the closet and just beats him up real good.

799 days ago
19.

Genjerleigh    

If a person has faith in god then they have faith that god will handle anything bad thats going on. Its not up to people to condemn others as their issues are btw them and god. He should ask himself, "what would Jesus do" before speaking - Jesus would never speak that way about someone - even a perceived sinner. Ppl need to stop hiding behind religion when being hateful

799 days ago
20.

siennagold    

TMZ, get your facts straight. Manny never quoted Leviticus. It was that journalist named Granville Ampong who quoted Leviticus. Manny doesn't hate gays, in fact, he has some relatives who are gay. He just said that he is not in favor of same sex marriage.

799 days ago
21.

Shannon    

People use the bible as an excuse to not have to think for themselves. It's an easy way to escape the responsibility of your words & actions.

799 days ago
22.

Bob    

Gays are just lost people in life! There's no way in hell you're born with it. You're telling me that out of all the reproductive creatures on earth that humans are all of a sudden turn gay in masses from birth? Get a clue thats not how things work. It's just like every other thing in life its called a choice and for their bad choice they shouldn't be allowed to get married.

799 days ago
23.

sparklez6    

The bible is stupid and its ideas outdated.

799 days ago
24.

nina    

on local news in the Philippines, Pacquiao was interviewed and denied quoting from Leviticus, Said he hasn't even read it yet. Tried looking for the video online so i could post the link but couldn't find any.

799 days ago
25.

kix    

Biased writers grossly twisted Pacquiao's view on same-sex marriage

http://www.examiner.com/article/biased-writers-grossly-twisted-pacquiao-s-view-on-same-sex-marriage

799 days ago
26.

kix    

Biased writers grossly twisted Pacquiao's view on same-sex marriage

http://www.examiner.com/article/biased-writers-grossly-twisted-pacquiao-s-view-on-same-sex-marriage

799 days ago
27.

Sherms    

Good for Manny...we all have a right to stand up for and comment on what we believe in, just as well as we all have a right to stand up for and comment on what we don't.

799 days ago
28.

writenow    

Unfortunately, being willfully ignorant is a "right."

799 days ago
29.

NobodySpecial    

Inciting violence on gays is what this guy is doing. Its not simply about intolerance. Even people who think homosexuality is a choice and it's wrong would not say what he said. This is going to cost him.

799 days ago
30.

andric    

Hope this clear things up. Its that Crab Filipino writer Ampong that mixed it up and Manny did not said that Bible quote

http://www.examiner.com/article/pacquiao-rejects-counsels-obama-god-s-words-first

Then he backtracked when he knew he is on a deep hole.

http://www.examiner.com/article/biased-writers-grossly-twisted-pacquiao-s-view-on-same-sex-marriage

799 days ago
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