Manny Pacquiao prompts tornado by calling gay individuals 'worse than pets'

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  • Manny Pacquiao prompts tornado by calling gay individuals 'worse than pets'
  • Manny Pacquiao prompts tornado by calling gay individuals 'worse than pets'

    Manny Pacquiao has actually provoked a tornado of conflict in his home nation after stating people in same-sex connections \"are worse than pets\". The 37-year-old, who is running for a seat in the Philippines senate in Might's political elections as a conservative Christian, made the comment in a video clip published on regional TV5's election site.

    \" It prevails feeling,\" the eight times world champ, that later apologised, said. \"Do you see animals mating with the very same sex? Pets are better since they can differentiate man from female. If men mate with men and women mate with ladies they are worse than pets.\"

    The country's most popular gay comedian, Vice Ganda, posted #PrayForMannyPacquiao to his 6.7 m followers on Twitter as he hit back at the boxer, adding: \"Some individuals assume they can judge people like God just because they have actually went to a prayer conference and also read the Bible. The senate requires professionals on politics and law, not blind prophets.\"

    The LGBT is a team of people. We are humans. However not animals. Though we're no saints we will pray for Manny Pacquiao.

    The singer Aiza Seguerra, who just recently wed her actress-girlfriend, called on voters to boycott Pacquiao, that is also getting ready for his last fight in April, calling him an \"ignorant, bigoted hypocrite\". Seguerra included: \"You could have done our country happy however with your declaration, you simply showed the whole nation why we should not elect you.\"

    Pacquiao, beaten by Floyd Mayweather in Might in 2014, represents the province of Sarangani in your house of Representatives, however is typically absent. In among his couple of speeches, Pacquiao priced quote greatly from the holy bible as he attempted to quit a suggested law, considering that passed, offering complimentary prophylactics to the poor.

    Replying to the controversy using Instagram, Pacquiao initially published a photo of himself with his wife, pricing quote the Scriptures and also writing: \"I instead follow the Lord's command than obeying the wish of the flesh. I'm not condemning anyone, however I'm simply leveling of what the Bible says.\"

    Later on, however, he included an apology, stating: \"I regret injuring individuals by contrasting homosexuals to pets. Please forgive me for those I have actually injured. I still stand on my idea that I'm against exact same sex marriage as a result of what the Scriptures claims, but I'm not condemning LGBT. I love you all with the love of the Lord. God bless you all and also I'm wishing you.\"

    In January Tyson Fury was advised of his \"heavy responsibilities\" by the British Boxing Board of Control for his controversial comments about homosexuality.