Manny Pacquiao never said nor recited, nor invoked and nor did ever refer to the remark that gay men should be put to death for their sexual crimes, as what he allegedly told National Conservative Examiner on an article published May 12.
The writer, Filipino-American Granville Ampong, said Pacquiao never directly quoted Bible passages, as he attacked mainstream media writers who "grossly twisted Pacquiao's view on same-sex marriage."
One article from USA Today, written by Tom Weir, said Pacquiao invoked the Old Testament passage, and recited Leviticus 20:13, saying: "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."
Another article from LA Weekly, written by Dennis Romero, headlined "Manny Pacquiao Says Gay Men Should Be 'Put to Death'". Ampong said the article "carries unfair, convoluted remarks."
Ampong demanded both writers to apologize to the boxing champion.
"I hereby demand both Weir and Romero to apologize to Pacquiao. They, being writers for USA Today and LA Weekly respectively, should have a better reading comprehension than I do, rhetorically."