U.S.-based Pinoy scribe owns up to Pacquiao’s "anti-gay" remark, blames "biased" writers for "twisting" his column

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that US-based Filipino journalist Granville Ampong has owned up to the confusion created by his online article on Manny Pacquiao allegedly saying that gay men should be "put to death" - a statement that angered the gay community in the U.S. Pacquiao was reportedly quoting Leviticus 20:13, which states: "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."

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that US-based Filipino journalist Granville Ampong has owned up to the confusion created by his online article on Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao allegedly saying that gay men should be "put to death" - a statement that angered the gay community in the U.S. Pacquiao was reportedly quoting Leviticus 20:13, which states: "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."


In the report, Ampong clarified: "As we see, nowhere in my supposition and integration of my interview with Pacquiao did I mention that Pacquiao recited this Leviticus 20:13 nor did I imply that Pacquiao had quoted such." He said he merely used the verse to remind "how God made it clear in the Old Testament time that such practice of same-sex marriage is detestable and strictly forbidden."


Ampong blamed biased writers for twisting his column, reportedly referring to USA Today's Tom Weir and LA Weekly's Dennis Romero, who both reportedly linked Pacquiao to the Leviticus verse.


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