LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao states he enjoys and supports gays and lesbians, even however he does not approve of gay marriage.
The world winner boxer and Filipino congressman has been criticized at any time given that he gave an job interview to the examiner.com website in which he opposed President Barack Obama's help for homosexual marriage.
Pacquiao explained Wednesday in an job interview with The Connected Push that he will not assistance gay relationship due to the fact of his Roman Catholic beliefs. But he says he has homosexual friends and kin, and supports their legal rights.
The earlier tale contained a Bible passage calling for the dying of "a guy (who) lies with a man," and Pacquiao states a lot of visitors erroneously thought he experienced quoted that verse.
He suggests he experienced not.
Pacquiao was banned from filming a tv show at a Hollywood searching shopping mall soon after the post appeared, and a petition appeared on change.org to persuade sponsor Nike to dump him.
By: GREG BEACHAM
AP Sporting activities Author