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

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

    Manny Pacquiao has actually provoked a storm of controversy in his home country after saying people in same-sex relationships \"are worse than pets\". The 37-year-old, who is competing a seat in the Philippines us senate in Might's elections as a traditional Christian, made the comment in a video uploaded on neighborhood TV5's political election site.

    \" It's common feeling,\" the eight times globe champ, that later on apologised, claimed. \"Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Pets are much better due to the fact that they can distinguish man from female. If men mate with men and women mate with women they are even worse than animals.\"

    The country's most popular gay comic, Vice Ganda, published #PrayForMannyPacquiao to his 6.7 m fans on Twitter as he countered at the boxer, including: \"Some people believe they can evaluate individuals like God even if they've attended a petition meeting and review the Holy bible. The senate requires experts on politics and also regulation, not blind prophets.\"

    The LGBT is a group of individuals. We are humans. But not pets. Though we're no saints we will certainly pray for Manny Pacquiao.

    The singer Aiza Seguerra, who just recently wed her actress-girlfriend, called on voters to boycott Pacquiao, that is likewise preparing for his last battle in April, calling him an \"ignorant, bigoted hypocrite\". Seguerra included: \"You might have done our country proud yet with your statement, you simply revealed the whole country why we shouldn't vote for you.\"

    Pacquiao, beaten by Floyd Mayweather in May in 2015, stands for the district of Sarangani in your home of Reps, though is commonly absent. In one of his couple of speeches, Pacquiao quoted greatly from the bible as he tried to quit a recommended law, given that passed, providing complimentary prophylactics to the inadequate.

    Reacting to the conflict via Instagram, Pacquiao originally posted a photo of himself with his wife, estimating the Scriptures and also composing: \"I rather comply with the Lord's command than following the wish of the flesh. I'm not condemning anyone, however I'm just leveling of what the Holy bible states.\"

    Later on, though, he included an apology, claiming: \"I'm sorry for harming individuals by comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I have actually hurt. I still depend on my idea that I'm against very same sex marriage as a result of what the Holy bible says, but I'm not condemning LGBT. I love you all with the love of the Lord. God honor you all and I'm praying for you.\"

    In January Tyson Fury was reminded of his \"heavy obligations\" by the British Boxing Board of Control for his debatable comments about homosexuality.