Thursday, February 18, 2016

Manny Pacquiao May Be Wrong About LGBT, But It is Just His Opinion

By Alon Calinao Dy: As a Pacquiao fan for many years, I believe Pacquiao should think twice every word he should say to the public because he is a global icon. As I do understand that LGBT communities around the globle, are the ones who are being affected from gender discrimination and many times being bullied. But let's be fair and respect each one regardless of one's self-identity.

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I don't think Pacquiao should be blamed for this as this is his personal views or opinions that based on the Bible, and people should understand that Manny is a religious person and believes everything what is written on the Words of God.

To be honest, Manny Pacquiao is just human who committed mistakes like everyone else. It just happened that he said something that might be derogatory comments for others especially for LGBT communities around the world. But Pacquiao stands for what he believes in. Unlike other politicians in order to garner more votes in the coming election, they play safe and rather not to have remarks about LGBT that people do not know where they stand for. 

I do not support Manny Pacquiao because he is a legendary boxer in the boxing arena. I am here as a concerned citizen that a real problem is not coming from him. If you really want to help the LGBT communities, start educating people about them so that people will wholeheartedly accept them in our society. 

I am not opposed to gay/lesbian marriage being made legal in the Philippines. But for religious reasons, perhaps, I have a different understanding about marriage. Like Pacquiao's personal perspective, people should understand that it is just his belief as a religious person that marriage is only for a man and a woman. For me, let us respect everyone's opinions. 

Although it may seem Pacquiao's comments are direct insult to the LGBT communities, who are we to judge him? Some people have their own movement for equality for everyone, but why is it they tolerate to say offensive words against each other including Manny Pacquiao.

I don't know and I don't get it, what is a true meaning of equality?