In a since-deleted Instagram post, eight-time world-champion boxer Manny Pacquio quoted that hateful old Leviticus line: “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death, their blood will be on their own heads.”
Pacquiao’s post was up for about two hours and got more than 18,000 likes before being deleted. The Filipino news agency ABC-CBN captured a screenshot of the post before it was removed.
This was just hours after he had been fired from Nike for saying gays are “worse than animals.”
The animals are better. They know how to distinguish male from female. If we approve [of] male on male, female on female, then man is worse than animals.”
He gave a half-hearted apology for THAT statement earlier, but said stood by his views.
“I’m sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals,” he wrote on Instagram. “Please forgive me for those I’ve hurt. I still stand on my belief that I’m against same sex marriage because of what the Bible says, but I’m not condemning LGBT. I love you all with the love of the Lord. God Bless you all and I’m praying for you.”
Pacquiao is currently running for a seat in the Philippine senate and sadly enough, his views haven’t hurt his chances. In fact he’s been getting SUPPORT. Opposition senator Juan Ponce Enrile issued this message for the LGBT community: “It’s better for them to go to planet Mars.”