Minority leader backs Pacquiao stand vs Obama support for same-sex marriage
MANILA, Philippines—Minority Leader Danilo Suarez on Wednesday agreed with Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao’s scathing remarks against President Barack Obama’s support for same-sex marriage.
“Did he (Manny) say they should be put to death? I just would like to have it clarified. Is it lethal injection or electric chair? Manny might be just joking because what he is saying is in the Bible,” said Suarez.
He added: “I think we will have a problem with that. We cannot even tell who is the bride and who is the groom?”
In a press conference, Suarez said the public should understand that Obama merely gave his support for same-sex marriage because he was running for reelection.
Suarez said same-sex marriage would be detrimental to population growth and would make the Philippines vulnerable to the rise of HIV-AIDS cases.
“How can you have babies? We will surely have negative population growth if they will allow same sex marriage,” said Suarez, who cited the adverse impact on the country’s labor supply and workers’ dollar remittances from abroad.
“There’s nothing wrong in protecting their own kind, meaning, setting up medical assistance. Encouraging same sex will definitely be a fatal or negative effect on our HIV/AIDS-related ailments. I think that’s what happened to US right now, San Francisco, specifically,” said Suarez.
"Visit Inquirer Sports' The Pacquiao Files (www.inquirer.net/pacquiao-files) for news, features, and other multimedia content about Manny Pacquiao and his upcoming fights."
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.