UPDATE: Read our editorial, "Why Manny Pacquiao Deserves Our Support"
Manny Pacquiao is getting pummelled by the anti-family mainstream media, and by the same LGBT-activist buillies who preach "tolerance," but apparently cannot a tolerate a viewpoint that is different than their own.
The reason? This week, in response to a question from a reporter, Pacquiao rightly pointed out that male and female complement each other biologically, and that it's simply "common sense" that men were not meant to mate with men, or women with women.
“It’s common sense,” the boxer replied to the reporter’s query. “Will you see any animals where male is to male and female is to female? The animals are better. They know how to distinguish male from female. If we approve male on male, female on female then man is worse than animals.”
The remarks caused a firestorm of controversy, stoked by Western media and LGBT activists.
The media misquoted Pacquiao as having said that homosexuals were “worse than animals,” whereas what he really said was that “man,” as in “humanity,” is “worse than animals” for not realizing, as the animals do, that men and women complement each other.
The indisputable fact is that homosexual sexual acts come with a host of physical and psychological harms that stem from the misuse of the human body - from astronomically higher rates of STDs like HIV/AIDS and gonorrhea, to anal cancer, breast cancer, drug and alcohol abuse, depression and suicide. It is certainly not "hateful" or "homophobic" to point this out, and there is no evidence that Pacquiao expressed this viewpoint out of hate. On the contrary, it is loving to speak the truth in charity, and to warn people away from a harmful lifestyle.
Pacquiao has since responded with a muted but sincere apology for any hurt his statement had unintentionally caused, but did not retract his position.
“I'm sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. 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,” he posted on Instagram on Tuesday.
But the damage done by western media was already accomplished. Yesterday Nike terminated it’s relationship with the boxer, stating, “We find Manny Pacquiao's comments abhorrent.” And, to kick the man while he is down, Pacquiao's longtime promoter Bob Arum told reporters that he agrees with Nike's decision to sack the boxer, stating "Manny's remarks were offensive to many people ... Nike acted appropriately."
Christians and other people of good will need to stand with Pacquiao in support of natural marriage. Help us send him a message encouraging him to stay strong in his pro-family beliefs!