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Manny Pacquiao says he DOES NOT believe gay people should be put to death … and claims he was horribly misquoted in a recent interview.
Manny has been under fire ever since the National Conservative Examiner published an interview in which Pacquiao allegedly quotes Leviticus 20:13 … which says gays “must be put to death.”
Now Manny has released a statement, which he re-posted on his official website, saying, “I didn’t say that, that’s a lie … I didn’t know that quote from Leviticus because I haven’t read the Book of Leviticus yet.”
He continues, “I’m not against gay people … I have a relative who is also gay. We can’t help it if they were born that way.”
Still, Manny says he’s AGAINST same-sex marriage — “What I’m critical off [sic] are actions that violate the word of God. I only gave out my opinion that same sex marriage is against the law of God.”