Tuesday, February 23, 2016

#Breaking Bishop's Conference of Philippines supports Famous #Boxer Manny Pacquiao

Father Jerome Secillano said on radio that Pacquiao should respect homosexuals and not judge and condemn them after the eight-division world champion last week described them as worse than animals.
Pacquiao, 37, who converted from Catholicism to an evangelical Protestant faith late in his boxing career, was pilloried by local gay rights groups and celebrities and has lost lucrative commercial endorsements as a result.
Fr Secillano, executive secretary of the Catholic bishops' public affairs office, said: "This is really in the Bible. There is this quote he (Pacquiao) uses from the Bible and we cannot change that." He said it was "unfair" to condemn Pacquiao for echoing what he reads in the Bible when he was asked about same-sex marriage. But Fr Secillano also said the boxing hero should not have used such offensive language. "The Church... says that if this is your lifestyle, if this is your orientation, then we respect that, we cannot condemn them," the priest said. (Text Edited from Yahoo News - Pictured with his daughter from Facebook)

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