Who says that the rich athletes of the world are not generous to the less fortunate in their midst? Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, who is soon to be retiring after his scheduled April 9th bout against Timothy Bradley at the MGM, is more than generous to those less fortunate in the Philippines province of Sarangani, giving up to 1,000 people a free home. And Pacquiao is not just generous, he is also willing to apologize for hurtful things he says to others, even if he still believes what he said is the truth, according to this Pacquiao Facebook video apology posted on Feb. 16.
The STAR reports on Feb. 16 that the born-again Christian is not done yet in spreading around his generosity to others, quoting Pacquiao about his next move:
I’m still building more [houses] because I always believe what the bible says [about] offer[ing] hospitality to one another without grumbling.”
Pacquiao calls on other Christian believers to follow the biblical command as well, reminding them that “as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms, each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others.”
And when it comes to how the boxer wants to serve others in addition to boxing (and using his millions to build free homes for the poor), Manny wants to serve politically again for the sake of his people, currently voicing aspirations of winning a senate seat in the Philippines as he also prepares for his final bout of boxing against Timothy Bradley in April. And along that way he has recently made comments during a televised interview that has landed him in hot water with a large voting demographic: the gay community.
Stating that he believes that homosexuals are “worse than animals,” Manny Pacquiao is now issuing an apology on his Facebook page for hurting others, even though he still stands by what the bible says regarding the grave sin of men sleeping with other men and women sleeping with other women.
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.”
Watch Manny Pacquiao’s Facebook video apology. Manny’s apology, however, is in the Philippine language, as it is his intent to make sure those gays in his own country are not offended by his words even though he maintains in the video and on his Facebook page that he still believes homosexuality is a sin.