Animals are better than homosexuals according to Manny Pacquiao!

Filipino boxing champ and, now, candidate for a Senate seat in this year’s elections in the Philippines Manny Pacquiao has drawn ire from various quarters after issuing what has been described as “barbaric” views on homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Pacquiao cited his “religious background” as grounds for not supporting this lifestyle in an interview with election coverage channel Bilang Pilipino.

Top Hollywood celebrity blogger Perez Hilton quickly picked up the story and featured transcripts of the video translated in English. This one pretty much summarises Pacquiao’s key message: “Woman was made for man, man was made for woman. It’s common sense. 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 or female.” Hilton also quotes Pacquiao going further with this bizarre train of thought: “If we approve male on male, female on female, then man is worse than animal.” On that, Hilton issues this indictment:

UGH.

Look, if your religious beliefs prevent you from accepting same-sex marriage, that’s on you. That’s YOUR idea of propriety.

But there’s absolutely no call to demonize and denigrate gay people by comparing them to animals just because their love is something YOU’RE unable to accept.

The sad thing here is that Pacquiao is world famous and a national hero as a boxer, so we can only guess he’ll win his election to the Senate pretty easily — and then spread this awful attitude around within his country.

The video also drew howls of protest from Netizens subscribed to the Bilang Pilipino Facebook page where the video is also posted. People from various backgrounds — even whilst taking opposite positions on the issue — were unanimous in condemning Pacquiao’s regard for homosexuals as being “worse than animal” [sic].

Page subscriber Jonraye Robert Yacob commented “I am also against same sex marriage, BUT the way Manny explained his opinion via this interview is VERY WRONG.”

Homophobic legislative agenda: Congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao
Homophobic legislative agenda: Congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao
Unfortunately, views like this do not diminish top celebrities like Pacquiao in the eyes of his tens of millions of fans in the Philippines. For that matter his fans likely do not care what he thinks, both as a boxer and as a legislator. Indeed, a profound confusion persists amongst Filipino voters over what the job of a legislator really is. Thanks to a tradition of patronage politics that is greased by hundreds of millions of pesos in pork barrel funds doled out by the Office of the President of the Philippines to individual solons presumably to fund their respective pet “projects”, the notion of legislators as “law makers” has become muddled with the way they’ve been pitched to voters as “heroes” holding wads of cash to throw about.

As such, the idea that Pacquiao is a total failure in his job as a legislator simply does not resonate amongst Filipino voters. It is therefore likely that Pacquiao will go on to win a seat in the Philippine Senate in this year’s elections nonetheless — despite holding on to what the Philippines’ “civil society” regard as primitivist views on sexual orientation. Indeed, it is not unreasonable to conclude that Pacquiao mirrors the character of the society that is an accessory to his ascent to political power. He is, after all, an elected official and, as such, a product of the Filipino people.

In that sense, perhaps this most recent episode should be a prompt for Filipinos to evaluate their own collective character and reflect on the confronting realities of why their society routinely produces politicians like Manny Pacquiao.

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vagoneto rieles
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What worries me is not so much what a ‘poorly-informed’ individual says. The real concern is in the way it is received by the vast numbers of the similarly ‘poorly-informed’ masses. Manny Paquiao’s eagerness to mouth such stupidity arises from his illusion of knowledge.. and confidence, therefore. What escapes him is the responsibility for the effects of such stupidity.

cieker
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If he based his unjust critic on scriptures and said such; then this adamant anti-gay pugilist who also believes in heresies should understand of what Christ’s great love is. He must open his bible and read 1 John 4:20-21. He is a pundit of lies! Biblically, there’s no direct catechization regarding homosexuality but same-sex relationship evidently betided i.e Ruth & Naomi and David & Jonathan (OT: Book of Ruth, and Samuel) and The Army & his illed servant (NT: Gospel of Matthew). God never forbids man to be with his love no matter of sexual orientation; but assurely, it’s Out… Read more »
Mannie Villanueva
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For bro. Manny Pacquiao Let people see the work of the Holy Spirit in you! Do not boast! Do not get in to that kind of issue that will test your own capacity. God’s capability is at its best when you submit and truly obey Him! He teaches us about his righteousness but we people, believers, are not entitled to be righteous but instead to look upon His righteousness, follow, and obey! The great hypocrisy is in the believers, in the church, don’t forget that! Silence is the great practice of our faith, because you can hear the small voice!… Read more »
Evaristo Jamon Jr
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100% Tama ang comment ni Manny.. Ang Diyos nilikha niya ang LALAKI at BABAE. Walang gitna..Genesis 1:27… sinunog ng Diyos ang Sodom at Gomorrah sa kadahilanan laganap ang same sex marriage & homosexuality..Genesis 19:24..Please do not invite the wrath of God to the Philippines..because the the Philippines is for Jesus Christ alone..

vagoneto rieles
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Bloggers and contributors here might take issue at what follows. I can’t help that. From the little I know, being a Christian, our Creator will not condemn those in his flock who might be ‘different’.. through no fault of theirs. We are, after all, defined by our genes contained in our twenty three pairs of chromosomes. I don’t see how any of us could make a choice in this. We just can not; and He knows it. The fact that gays cohabit and carry on as best they can.. in pursuing life, career and love.. is not their choice. They… Read more »
Vincent
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I have a faint memory of watching a video on YouTube or elsewhere showing animals showing homosexual behaviour, particularly lions (as far as I can remember). Anyway, well, Manny may have the best intentions in what he said but perhaps used the wrong words to convey it. He reminds me of the priest who reprimanded a single-mother in the middle of a (Catholic) baptism ceremony. Using the wrong words caused more harm than good. So far as I have observed, Filipinos doesn’t really look at Manny as a government official. He is generally viewed as a common Filipino wearing a… Read more »
Robert J Salbad
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Pacman has courage enough to tell his views what he know is the truth. I believe his belief that man and woman shall not deviate or exchange genders no matter how they feel inside. If we believe in God we should believe what is written in the Sriptures that all of what happened is because we did not glorify God as He is. When our ancestors exchange the Glory of God into idols, God curse us to be blind to the truth. All of us are sinners which includes a man having a sexual relation with another man and a… Read more »
Ren Car
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I disagree. It is only us that can change us ergo, free wii.

Ren Car
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RJ., if someone say that religious people are a bunch of mindless sheeps, would you not react negatively or offended? Remember, the best defense is not to offend. If you offend someone, you bettfer be ready to take the heat. People have different set of beliefs and you shouldnt say something degrading to other people based on your personal beliefs.

Free speech? Yes, anyone can say anything no matter how outraged but there are consequences. Just don’t whine, cry, and bitch when the favor is returned to you, Truth is subjective after all.

Aeta
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Robert J Salbad,

My question is has religion (i.e., Christianity, Hewbrew, and Islam) changed the world by making the people less arrogant, less selfish, and not warlike?

Or, is religion just meant to give a person the assurance that he (or she) will go to better place after he dies, while he fights for the same scrap everyone fight for while living in this world?

If the answer is “no” to both questions, then religion is just a prop to make one feel good about his thoughts and actions towards his fellow man and everything in this world.

Aeta

Aeta
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Robert J Salbad,

My question is has religion (i.e., Christianity, Hewbrew, and Islam) changed the world by making the people less arrogant, less selfish, and not warlike?

Or, is religion just meant to give a person the assurance that he (or she) will go to better place after he dies, while he fights for the same scrap everyone fight for while living in this world?

If the answer is “no” and “yes” to both questions, respectively, then religion is just a prop to make one feel good about his thoughts and actions towards his fellow man and everything in this world.

Aeta

d_forsaken
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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

patrizia
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i have to agree