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Manny Pacquiao takes swings against same-sex marriage

Boxer Manny Pacquiao, one of the most influential athletes in America, had some harsh words after President Obama announced his personal support for same-sex marriage. The boxing champ, who is also an elected congressman in the Philippines, bases his opposition to same-sex marriage on the Bible.

Pacquiao, bearing a conservative stance on the Reproductive Bill which is still pending in the Philippine Congress for approval even after contemptuous debates, believes the sweeping campaign of Obama favoring the gays and lesbians to legally marry is nothing more than a direct attack on the moral society and against the creative power and will of God.

Pacquiao continues: "God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other."

"It should not be of the same sex so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah of Old."

PHOTO: Manny Pacquiao at a press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE