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Petitioning NIKE

End Sponsorship of Homophobic Boxer Manny Pacquiao (petition closed)


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

Letter to
NIKE
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Nike.

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End Sponsorship of Homophobic Boxer Manny Pacquiao

NIKE: SAY NO to HATE SPEECH

Boxer Manny Pacquiao (based in LA) has been sponsored by Nike since 2008. Folloing 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!
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Sincerely,