Rousey reacts to Pacquiao gay slur: God never said 'Thou Shall Not Be Gay' | Inquirer Sports

Rousey reacts to Pacquiao gay slur: God never said ‘Thou Shall Not Be Gay’

/ 09:17 PM February 24, 2016
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Screengrab from Manny Pacquiao’s Facebook account

Even Ronda Rousey had to disagree with Manny Pacquiao’s comments regarding same-sex marriage.

Speaking to TMZ, the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion chided Pacquiao for using the Bible against the LGBT community.

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“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.’ God never said that,” she said.

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“And I really think that our Pope 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 people take the wrong message sometimes.”

READ: Philippine boxing great Pacquiao on political crusade

Pacquiao has come under fire after his comments on a TV network, comparing same-sex marriage as “worse than animals.”

This has triggered a chain reaction, with brands like Nike cutting short their sponsorship deal with the eight division boxing world champion.

READ: Shouldn’t Pacquiao be more cautious?

Pacquiao is seeking a seat in the Philippine Senate on May.

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