Manny Pacquiao says that he respects Nikes decision to sever ties with him over his comments about gay relationships
Manny Pacquiao says that he respects Nikes decision to sever ties with him over his comments about lesbian rapports but persists to report to same-sex marriage and included hes glad that a lot of parties were frightened by the truth.
Nike said on Wednesday that it will no longer have any business dealings with the former Filipino world champion, adding that it noted his comments abhorrent. Nike speaks it strongly opposes any kind of discrimination.
Whatever decision Nike constructs is its decision and I respect that and its sponsorship of me now merely concerns my robes for my fight, Pacquiao told reporters on Thursday. Our contract have so far been purposed aside from patronizing the boxing.
Pacquiao is an evangelical Christian and has publicly declared his opposition to same-sex unions. Its simply common sense, Pacquiao said in an interview earlier the coming week. Have you determined any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations? Animals, he added, were better because they recognize gender changes, and if you have male-to-male or female-to-female[ relationships ], then beings are worse than animals.
Among the individuals who greeted strongly were popular lesbian fames in the Philippines some of whom testified they have lost their respect for the fighter.
Even his American boxing promoter Bob Arum has blamed Pacquiao. What hes saying is diametrically opposed to what I accept, answered Arum, who is promoting Pacquiaos upcoming fight with Timothy Bradley. Im in favor of gay the same rights and same-sex wedlock. Im apologetic personally to the lesbian move in the United States.
Pacquiao lent he did not intend to condemn gay people. I am not denounce the LGBT, Pacquiao alleged. What I am deploring is the act. Im happier because Im telling the truth … Its worse if the authorities concerned will obscure the truth, he did. Im happier that a lot of parties were scared by the truth.
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