Wednesday 22 November 2017

Manny Pacquiao posts bible verse calling for the death of homosexuals

Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao

Harry Clarke

Having apologised for his recent slurs about homosexuality, Manny Pacquiao then posted a biblical verse which calls for the execution of gay people.

The champion boxer, who enjoys icon status in his native Philippians, where he is also a politician, was stripped of a lucrative Nike endorsement  earlier this week after he was quoted as saying that homosexuals are "worse than animals".

Claiming sorrow for his remarks, which were made while campaigning for a senate seat in his homeland, Pacquiao then posted a bible passage on is Instagram account that more than echoed his previous remarks.

Quoting Leviticus 20:13 from the Old Testament, he wrote: "Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable ... 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."

The post received 18,000 likes before being taken down.

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