FORMER Senator Robert Jaworski, the Living Legend of Philippine basketball, has come out strongly in support of eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao in the face of attacks against him by lesbians, gays and homosexuals following his remarks condemning same-sex marriages.
Jaworski told The Standard he had sent a short message to Pacquiao and expressed the hope that he would read it.
The former senator, who listened to this reporter defend Pacquiao on ANC, said he was in total agreement with our position.
“How can you go wrong when you are speaking about God and his teachings?” Jaworski asked. “Pacquiao has the overwhelming support of the silent majority.”
He described the LGBT groups as “unfortunately callous with their venomous comments. I feel sorry for Manny.”
Jaworski reasoned that he is not a candidate (in the coming elections) and so he “could slug it out,” with these groups attacking Pacquiao.
“He must not let them impose on us. They confuse humanity. How can you sleep together if you are both males? They don’t give birth so how can they multiply?” asked Jaworski, who condemned men kissing men and women kissing women in public, demanding that “they must not do this in front of our children.”
Meantime, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza blasted Top Rank promoter Bob Arum for stating that Pacquiao’s comments on homosexuals and same-sex marriages was “reprehensible.”
He pointed out that to Arum, “Hollywood and Los Angeles friends are more important than Manny and the Filipinos.”
Ariza stressed: “There’s no loyalty with Arum. He’d do anything to separate himself and Top Rank from Manny, now. He doesn’t want the backlash because it’s always money to Arum. You are supposed to protect your fighter, but he knows Manny is on his way out so he wants to separate. It’s so sad ”
“I get it,” said Ariza, in reference to what Pacquiao had to say and made it clear “we all have our beliefs. Pacquiao didn’t mean it (his statements) the way it came out to be. It’s just his religious beliefs. But Pacquiao sometimes doesn’t articulate things well, but that’s the honesty in him.”