Boxer Manny Pacquiao: Gays “must be put to death”

Boxer Manny Pacquiao: Gays “must be put to death”

From LA Weekly: Manny Pacquiao, who lives and trains in Los Angeles, is probably in deep shit in this liberal city of brotherly love.  That’s because the boxing champion said that gay men “must be put to death.”

Really.  In a recent interview with the National Conservative Examiner the fighter quoted the Bible in relaying his feelings about President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage:

If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

Pacquiao also said:

God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other. It should not be of the same sex so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah of Old.

Word is that the very married Pacquiao hasn’t exactly been by-the-book when it comes to his own union — allegedly. He has been linked in reports to a Filipina actress named Krista Ranillo.

Now you know, the Bible has some advice about adulterers too.  Leviticus 20:10 says “If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.” So, IF Mr. Pacquiao is actually stepping out with Ms. Ranillo, I wonder if he sees the same punishment as appropriate?