Philippine world champion professional boxer Manny Pacquiao recently sparked controversy by saying that people in same-sex relationships “are worse than animals”.
“It’s common sense,” said Pacquiao. “Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male from female. If men mate with men and women mate with women they are worse than animals.”
According to the UK Guardian, Pacquiao, who is a conservative Christian, later apologised for his comment.
Nonetheless, through a Facebook post on Monday, February 15, 2016, Pacquiao appears to have explained his perspective, by saying:
I rather obey the Lord’s command than obeying the desires of the flesh. I’m not condemning anyone, but I’m just telling the truth of what the Bible says. The truth from the Bible is what changed me from my old ways. 1 Corinthians 6:9
“ Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men.”
Thank you, Bro Manny, for taking a stand for God!