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Manny Pacquiao opposes President Obama’s stance on gay marriage

Manny Pacquiao is a congressman in the Philippines in addition to being one of the top boxers in the world, so his political viewpoints are influential. Pac Man is conservative and follows the word of the Bible, so it’s no surprise that he vehemently opposes President Obama’s acceptance of gay marriage.

“God’s words first … obey God’s law first before considering the laws of man,” Pacquiao said in response to Obama’s support of gay marriage.

“God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other,” he told Examiner.com.

“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.”

Pacquiao has changed his ways recently and tried to eliminate his vices. He’s also expressed stronger ties to God, so it’s no surprise to hear him talk this way.

I know he has his convictions on the matter, but I still wonder how it hurts non-gays to have gay marriage legalized. If two adults want to marry, why should they be stopped? If you’re telling me it’s because the Bible says so, I’m going to need a better reason. I still haven’t heard a good explanation for why people should be denied that right.

H/T Off the Bench


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2510282 Alan Hull

    It’s a good thing he’s not involved in Polit– Oh wait…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=732878033 Jared Austin Vedro

    You want a good reason?? How about the fact that will change the definition of marriage for everyone! If a gay couple wants to have a civil union, be my guest, but do not try to change the definition of marriage for everyone! Btw, there is a currently a lawsuit in the Canadian courts where a lesbian couple is suing a man so that they can both marry him so he will be the father of their child. You see, this couple, when they were together, decided to have a baby and had sperm donated to them. They had the baby, ended up breaking up, and are not suing the man so they can both marry him. Is this where we are headed?!? Change the definition of marriage no, who’s to say it won’t be changed again? Good enough reason for you????? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZX2GXEIMT3SO6MYSSYFXRH4A6U David

    First why is this news on a sports website? What happened to politics not being allowed in sports? Why are you also give your opinion on the political issue? If you had any respect for journalism you wouldn’t be injecting your opinion on the issue. Just report what Manny said, and let us decide what to make of it. Also you have to research before typing up the article. Marriage isn’t a right, but it is a privilege. There U.S. supreme court has never ruled marriage between same sex couples a right.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_47HOZ2BXENVHYIQXUV37KJ7SBI Alma

    Are you kidding me. It’s none of our business who marries who. If they are in a consensual relationship, anyone should be able to marry who ever they want. And marriage is a right not a privilege. Marriage gives the couple the right to each others assets, health insurance, children, access to their spouse in the hospital, on and on and on. And how can you change the definition of marriage when people now get married and divorced at a drop of a hat. They leave children without one parent and use them as an assest to gain child support. Please….protect marriage. For who…As long as you are of legal age and it’s consensual let anyone get married.
    There was a time your same argument was used not to allow white and non-white couple marry. How did that redefine marriage???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=732878033 Jared Austin Vedro

    First off, so you’re saying it doesn’t matter who marries whom, as long as they are consensual adults? So you would be in favor of a  father marrying his own daughter, a brother marrying a sister, etc? Don’t say that’s a stretch either, because it happens! Your argument of how people get divorced is nonsensical. I’m sure idiotic people get married everyday for the wrong reasons, whether they stay together or not does not diminish the true meaning of marriage. I’m sure there are thousands of couples that are happily married. 

    Taking religion out of it altogether, all one needs to do is look at study after study after study that shows that family structure matters for children, and the family structure that helps children the most is a family headed by two biological parents. Men and women are fundamentally different from each other, in every cell of their bodies, meaning that a father has a unique contribution to make to the lives of his children as does a mother. Males tend to embrace reason over emotion, rules over relationship, risk-taking over caution, and standards over compassion, while (females) generally embrace the reverse. Opposite sex parenting gives children examples of both masculinity and femininity in action, and the complementary interaction of these qualities enables them to grow up with a healthy and balanced view of life and relationships. Again, that is not my opinion, but evidence grown from study after study after study! 

  • Anonymous

     Terrible reference. THAT’S your argument? Really?

  • Anonymous

    I know of studies that say the opposite. There’s a study for everything you ever want to argue. Your comments are nonsensical. Straight parents raise gay kids. There’s a study for ya. Wonder which parent contributes to THAT. The straight parents that punished their child by locking them in a cage and starving them to death…good thing they married each other, otherwise that wouldn’t have happened. Glad you feel they deserve that right because they are a man and woman. Good call.

  • Anonymous

     Totally. How dare we make everyone pay the same taxes but deny certain rights! Good thing you’re better than they are! Love how we’re even concerned with the opinion of a guy who beats people up for a living.

  • Anonymous

    I have a few questions. If a man was meant to be with a man and a woman with another woman, why can’t two people of the same sex have children together? I mean, wouldn’t that make God cruel for making 2 soul mates who were meant to be together, unable to pro-create and start a family? After all didn’t God say “be fruitful and Multiply.???? 2 men or 2 women in love can’t do that! So a pure love between 2 people of the same sex can never produce fruit? Never conceive life out of pure love? Something is wrong with that if homosexuality is right. Or did God just forget and leave that out?

    Just a few things that make me go…….  HMmmm???

  • Anonymous

    Not an American citizen = STFU about American policies.  Mr. Ethical who won’t take a simple Olympic-style drug test before a fight.  Thou shalt not worship false idols, yet his fanboys buy anything with his MP logo, and post pictures of him all over their profiles.  GTFO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dartagnan-Narvaez/100001038978115 Dartagnan Narvaez

    Thanx Manny,your right on.I agree with you totally.