“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,” the verse read. “They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”
Now this? This is a move I can get behind. Not because I think gay people are the lowest form of domesticated mammals, but because I am tired of all this fake fucking apology bullshit. I am glad Manny doubled down on his beliefs, even if his beliefs (and the Bible) are inherently wrong. You criticize a guy for referring to homosexuals as inhuman creatures and then you criticize him for not being sincere enough when he (kinda) says sorry? What's he supposed to do? Take acting classes so that you believe his lie when he says that his ideals have changed? Fuck no. He almost had no choice but to try to sneak in a homophobic excerpt from "the good book" on social media. Sure, it makes him look like a completely ignorant asshole, but it also shows the hypocrisy of organized religion in the process. You know there's some devout Catholics out there that have chastised the Pac-Man the last few days only to catch wind of this Instagram post and be rendered speechless. It's your move liberal Christians, but I got to be honest, it kind of looks like checkmate.
I suspect that there are a lot of people out there that hate Manny Pacquiao now. Me personally? I just don't have it in me to dislike a Filipino boxer who barely speaks my language solely because he was raised to think differently from the other side of the world. Manny Pacquiao didn't grow up in a progressive environment so let's stop treating him like he's your conservative Uncle Ed who drunkenly interrupted Thanksgiving dinner to argue on behalf of sexuality conversion therapy. Pretty sure it wasn't until this year that the United States Supreme Court made gay marriage legal in all 50 states, and even that matchup needed a last second buzzer beater to decide a 4-4 split. You would think we could show a little understanding and give the 3rd world more than a calendar year to catch up before dragging a guy's name through the mud and forcing him to get defensive on the internet.