Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Banning a Person From a Mall For Intolerance Is Intolerant

Boxer Philippines Congressman Manny Pacquiao was scheduled to do an interview with the tv show "Extra" at The Grove but instead is banned from the mall by owner (who used public money for much of the building) Rick Caruso. 

"The owner of The Grove, Rick Caruso, tweeted that iconic boxing great and Philippines Congressman Manny Pacquiao would not be allowed “on the premises” thanks to Pacquiao’s outspoken opposition to same-sex marriage. “Boxer Manny Pacquiao is not welcome @TheGroveLA,” he tweeted. “@TheGroveLA is a gathering place for all Angelenos, not a place for intolerance.” ' 
"What did heretofore-Obama-supporter Pacquiao do to earn the ban? He did an interview with the National Conservative Examiner in which he said, “God’s words first … obey God’s law first before considering the laws of man. God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married. It should not be of the same sex, so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.” '

This is nothing less than bigotry and hypocrisy. The minute you ban someone for their intolerance, you've just become intolerant yourself.

Perhaps now, Pacquiao will no longer support Obama, since he too came out in support of such a vile view.

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