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Manny Pacquiao

'I'm NOT Against

Gay People'

5/16/2012 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Manny Pacquiao says he DOES NOT believe gay people should be put to death ... and blames the media for twisting his words about his stance on gay marriage.

Manny has been under fire ever since the National Conservative Examiner published an interview in which Pacquiao says gay marriage is against the will of God.

The Examiner article includes a reference to Leviticus 20:13 -- which says gays "must be put to death." But now the journalist who conducted the interview is admitting Pacquiao NEVER specifically referenced that bible verse.

Pacquiao has now released a statement saying, "I didn’t say that, that’s a lie ... I didn’t know that quote from Leviticus because I haven’t read the Book of Leviticus yet."

He continues, "I’m not against gay people ... I have a relative who is also gay. We can’t help it if they were born that way." 

Still, Manny says he's AGAINST same-sex marriage -- "What I’m critical off [sic] are actions that violate the word of God. I only gave out my opinion that same sex marriage is against the law of God.”

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sparklez6    

first!!

800 days ago
2.

Gatanegra    

Adultery is also against the word of God you idiot. Yet, that hasn't stopped you has it?

800 days ago
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haskel420    

gay is a choice you arent BORN gay

800 days ago
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gutsygirl    

God forbid we don't all agree on the sanctity of gay marriage. The Left is as hateful as those they are criticizing.

800 days ago
5.

Bridget    

When he does finally read it, his reaction to some of the rules will be interesting.


Hey they should film him reading it and charge money to view it. And all the money can go to charity.

I would pay to see that. Cause most likely his reaction to some of the rules will be priceless.

800 days ago
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Joe    

PAC man should realize that the media in the US will twist anyones words around to make them look like they are against gay people. It is the easiest way to sell papers or make people tune into their show. It is sad. Cause then the celeb has to go on tv and other publications and say over and over that gay people are right. It is so sad here in the US. People aren't allowed to have their own opinion or the media destroys their good name.

800 days ago
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carol    

Manny maybe we should also stop all black & white marriages & mixed reglious marriages or you who cheats should also be sent to hell when you die....

800 days ago
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Bob    

Gay's are losers.. No wonder every why state that supports this lifestyle is about to go bankrupt. This nation is collapsing because of it's poor moral choices. Good for you Manny! Speak up!

800 days ago
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Been Bitten By The Coo Coo Bug     

He did not mean by what he said. He has been beat in the head to much. That makes you say and do such silly things.

800 days ago
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depopulate yourself    

he's a boxer...who cares what he believes...I think what he really meant was that he couldn't grasp the idea of a man wanting a spurting sausage in his mouth...

800 days ago
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Tony H.    

PHEW. I was about to lose major respect for my favorite boxer. BTW always got a kick out of the "Bible says so!" argument. LOL.

800 days ago
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John Jacob    

Are you for real Manny?? First of all the bible was written by MAN not God. Jesus NEVER said anything against homosexuality....Adultery, however is a different story. Let's not forget that you beat the crap out of people for a living. SO basically you think God is against 2 people showing love for one another and having a ceremony to profess that love, but you think God is ok with beating the crap out of people for money? Smart.

800 days ago
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Joe    

Majority or religions are 100% against homosexuality. It is just the small percent of liberals out there that are for it and voice their opinion that cause all these problems. Change your ways and views now people. Homosexuality is wrong. On judgement day, you will find that out.

800 days ago
14.

Don    

I still love Manny Pacquiao and want to see him knock out Mayweather but it is best that he leaves this issue for Romney and Obama, they will duke it out.
However Romney is a hypocrite for saying that marriage is between one man and one woman when he himself, as a Mormon, is a result of a Polygamous community. His grparent who was the head of the Mormon community, fled to Mexico first to be able to marry many women, including relatives, so Romney is anything but a result of traditional marriage.

800 days ago
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Jay W.     

"journalist who conducted the interview".... sounds like a real d.ckhead !

800 days ago
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