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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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46.

RD    

You know what experts say about gay bashers: The bashers dislike gays because the bashers usually have gay tendencies or thoughts and it scares them.

800 days ago
47.

Bruce Zoldak    

the bible is full of bull****, so why follow it?

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48.

Gay    

Piss off you ugly kid... You should be put to death for being so ugly.. haha

800 days ago
49.

laffnbear    

So sad that so many folks are still unenlightened that they would wish to take laws back 2000 years. What is next? Stoning women who commit adultery? Or children who disobey?

800 days ago
50.

BobKelso    

get your **** together TMZ, he did not quote that verse! yeah, he is against gay marriage, but that's his opinion, respect it.
http://www.examiner.com/article/biased-writers-grossly-twisted-pacquiao-s-view-on-same-sex-marriage

800 days ago
51.

EastCoastChopper    

Let's take a quick look at the Philippines: 30% of the country is addicted to shabu (meth). It remains a nation of brothels despite the departure of American military which they still blame 20 years after the fact, The PI is in the 3rd inning of a big HIV epidemic because they ignore condoms, married men having sex with men and sharing needles. Manny is a congressman...he needs to do some laundry before preaching here in the land of the big PX.

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52.

Rhonda    

it really says that in the bible, i just read it ~ there's a whole rundown of sleeping with kin tht God forbids us to do. while we all have sinned and come short - this is one sin tht i surely can live without for sure! I'm compatible in the bedroom it's just what i prefer. Not sayin i'm perfect but this, i can't get no satisfaction with the same sex doin me, love the strength and compatibility of a man in that area. now others, i hope you're truly satisfied, but God says it shoud not be

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53.

Prochoice    

CHECK YOUR FACTS HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT'S IN LEVITICUS HE JUST STARTED READING THE NEW TESTAMENT WHAT HE SAID WAS HE ABIDES BY THE TEACHINGS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH BUT HE HAS NO BEEF TOWARDS GAYS EXCEPT GAYWEATHER

800 days ago
54.

emass    

He was quoting a Bible verse! smh he has a right to his opinion..

800 days ago
55.

Stvmd    

Lol wtf this issue is dead! Granville ampong the writer of this controversy admtted it was HE and not pacquiao quoted levitiicus. Pacquio as a congressmanof the phils answered a direct question whether he supports gay marriage or not. And his stand is NO all the rest is made up by the writer! Look it up!

800 days ago
56.

gregg    

i agree with Manny. im glad someone has the balls to speak about the wrong direction USA is going.

800 days ago
57.

newgirl1291    

Apparently, Pacquiao said that he is against gay marriage (as he's already a converted Christian), but not the part where they should be put to death, and he didn't quote anything from the bible. The writer of the article actually released a video apologizing, saying that he was the one who inserted the Bible verse. Pacquiao also mentioned in an interview that he's not capable of quoting from the book of Leviticus because his Bible studies haven't gone that far yet.

800 days ago
58.

MIDKNIGHT    

Go back to your rice field, dwarf!

800 days ago
59.

hgis    

The problem is that people keep quoting the Old Testament. That verse is true under the law. He should have quoted Romans 1:21-32 which says that they know what they does is worthy of death.

800 days ago
60.

diva20    

Don't get mad that is his opionion i agree with him the bible states clearly that a man and woman should marry only and i can't stand when gays try to get upset threaten people and everything he better beat whoever a** that approach him you are only getting mad because you know it is true

800 days ago
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