End Sponsorship of Homophobic Boxer Manny Pacquiao (petition closed)
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End Sponsorship of Homophobic Boxer Manny Pacquiao (petition closed)

    1. Gay Marriage USA
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      Gay Marriage USA

      New York, NY

PETITION CLOSED/SUSPENDED: UPDATE 5/16/17 (11am)

The author (Granville Ampong) of the original article that created this Pacquiao uproar has now written a new article stating that the boxer never actually said that gays should be "put to death" - that is, the author's writing was woefully misleading! See the article below which reports on the mess that the original author caused:

Pacquiao Interviewer: Boxer Didn't Say Gays Must Be Put To Death, I Wrote That

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NIKE: SAY NO to HATE SPEECH

Boxer Manny Pacquiao (based in LA) has been sponsored by Nike for a number of years. In 2012 Forbes named him the 4th most influential sports star in the world. Following Obama's recent announcement of support for marriage equality, Pacquiao quoted bible excerpts to state that homosexuals should be put to death:

If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

Nike is a multi-billion dollar industry and LGBT people contribute billions to this company. It is completely unacceptable that such a high-profile company should be sponsoring a boxer who is encouraging violence towards LGBT people. Tell Nike to drop its sponsorship!

SOURCES

"Interview: Pacquiao rejects Obama's new twist on the Scriptures"

"Manny Pacquiao Says Gay Men Should Be 'Put to Death'"

"Manny Pacquiao Challenges Obama on Same-Sex Marriage" 

"Nike-Sponsored Bible-Quoting Top Boxer Slams Obama: ‘Gays Must Be Put To Death’"

"Pacquiao Makes Anti-Gay Remark, Barred from 'Extra'"

Nike Store: Manny Pacquiao Collection

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    • Jean Gonzales BRAINTREE, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am Filipino by blood and by heart, Manny should never had said something like this to put gay people to death, for all we know he has many gay relatives too!

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    • David Kkelly PALM SPRINGS, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Why ? Because these same idiots probably don't adhere to any of the laws in Leviticus. I know a couple of Canadians I would like to have as slaves, yee haw !

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    • Patricia Palao BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Intolerance is disgusting.

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    • Philip Pongvarin LONG BEACH, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      There're better ways to express disagreement on the subject matter than hate and violence.

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    • Darel Murillo CEBU, PHILIPPINES
      • about 2 years ago

      If homosexuals should be put to death, then I guess it's just fair to say that adulterers should be put to death as well.

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