Manny Pacquiao Slams President Obama For Supporting Gay Marriage

It’s not too often a boxer blasts the President of the United States, but it’s also not too common that an active fighter gets elected to Congress. But boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, a freshman congressman from Sarangani Province in the Philippines, laid into President Obama because of Obama’s support for gay marriage.

In an interview with the National Conservative Examiner, Pacquiao criticized Obama’s stance as an attack on the will of God.

“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.”


Pacquiao is entitled to his beliefs, but he looked a bit hypocritical when it turned out that his wife, Jinkee, nearly divorced him in November. The Los Angeles Times last week reported that trainer Freddie Roach said Jinkee Pacquiao served divorce papers upon her husband shortly before his fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. Subsequently, Pacquiao said he had a religious “awakening,” and has been deep into Bible study. Roach told the Times that Pacquiao also sold a casino he owned. He’s also no longer into cock fighting.

Pacquiao ran for Congress because of his desire to help his countrymen, many of whom live in dire poverty. He’s done more for his countrymen than most people have ever done for theirs, and he’s to be commended for that. It’s why he’s one of the world’s most popular athletes.

But his condemnation of Obama’s stance on gay marriage would not look as suspect as it does, though, if he wasn’t living such a promiscuous lifestyle only a few months ago. The timing of his comments could have been better, after he demonstrated that his recent behavior and attitude changes aren’t simply short-term fixes but more permanent and fundamental in nature.

Do you agree with Pacquiao’s views, or with Obama’s? Tell us what you think!

Source: Yahoo News

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Demi Moore Divorces Ashton Kutcher

After living with months of circulating rumors about Ashton Kutcher’s infidelity, his wife, Demi Moore, is finally divorcing him, she told The Associated Press on Thursday. Moore, 49, has finally decided to end their 6-year marriage.

The Two and a Half Men star married Moore in September of 2005. The 33-year-old actor was rumored to have an affair with part-time model Sara Leal, 22, during a weekend of wild partying in San Diego, California. Leal had told Britain’s The Sun newspaper “I was attracted to him, and he was attracted to me,” and that the actor had said he was separated with Moore. The scenario was further aggravated by the fact that this happened on the night of their 6th anniversary.

“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother, and a wife, there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life. This is a trying time for me and my family, and so I would ask for the same compassion and privacy that you would give to anyone going through a similar situation,” Moore said in her statement to the AP. [Read more...]