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Pacquiao stands by comments against homosexuality: 'You know what I'm telling is the truth'

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Manny Pacquiao says he's happy about the controversy over his comments against homosexuality, saying that God is on his side.

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Manny Pacquiao isn't keeping his mouth shut in light of his recent PR nightmare that began when he described homosexuals as being worse than animals. Although later apologizing for the comparison to animals, but then briefly posting biblical scriptures saying homosexuals should be put to death, he's gone on record again today to stand by his beliefs.

"I'm happy," Pacquiao said when asked how the controversy has affected him. "I'm always happy because God is with me."

Pacquiao would continue his crusade as he spoke to reporters while at training camp in General Santos, Philippines:

"What I am saying is right. I mean, I am just stating the truth, what the Bible says," the Nike-clad boxer told reporters.

"What I did wrong was just comparing the people to animals, but you know what I am telling is the truth."

The more Pacquiao says things like this, the more work it is for Bob Arum, who has already distanced himself from Pacquiao's statements, and is already in the midst of promoting his upcoming fight against Timothy Bradley Jr. It's been well-reported that Nike has severed ties with Pacquiao, and other sponsors could be soon to follow.