Eight-time world boxing champions, Manny Pacquiao, has stirred controversy after he described gay couples as ‘worse than animals.’ The 37-year-old will retire from boxing after one last fight this year and go into politics full time in his native Phillipines. “It’s common sense. Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male from female,” Pacquiao told local broadcaster TV5. “If men mate with men and women mate with women they are worse than animals.” The self-confessed born again Christian, later took to Instagram, to apologize for causing any offence, but still stuck to his opinions on homosexuality. He wrote: “I’m sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I’ve hurt. I still stand on my belief that I’m against same-sex marriage because of what the Bible says, but I’m not condemning LGBT. I love you all with the love of the Lord. God Bless you all and I’m praying for you.”
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