Former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao drew the ire of many — especially the gay and lesbian community — after he stated that gays who partook in same sex-marriage were worse than animals.
When asked by TMZ Sports to give her take on Manny’s comments, Ronda Rousey — who is a big fan of the boxer — said she disagreed with his stance, saying that nowhere in the bible does it show where God said “thou shall not be gay.”
“I understand that a lot of people use religion as a reason to be against gay people, but there was no ‘Thou shall not be gay,’ you know? God never said that. I really think that our Pope right now now is boss. He was saying something the other day that religion should be all-encompassing and should be about loving everyone. And I think sometimes people take the wrong message.”
Immediately after his comments, “Pacman” apologized for his controversial comparison, but stood firm in his beliefs. Still, that didn’t prevent Nike from dropping the pugilist from its roster of sponsored athletes, which could ultimately cost him millions of dollars.
Pacquiao will look to recoup some of that cash when he faces Timothy Bradley for a third time on April 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, in what is expected to be the Filipino’s final fight.
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