Seriously, are there any leftists out there that readily understand irony?
Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao recently voiced his support for marriage as an institution between one man and one woman. In an interview with the Conservative Examiner, Pacquiao had the following to say:
“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, only if they so are in love with each other.”
Not surprising, considering over 80% of the population identifies as Catholic in Pacquiao’s home country, the Philippines.
So how did the owner of a popular LA mall respond to those remarks? By banning the boxing legend – for intolerance.
The “tolerant” same-sex marriage left has struck again – this time, at the popular hangout The Grove, in Los Angeles. 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.” Pacquiao was supposed to do an interview today with “Extra” at The Grove.
That now earns him a ban from a public area in Los Angeles.
So Caruso’s response to alleged intolerance is to promote blatant intolerance?
Now picture this had Pacquiao been a supporter of same sex marriage, who was subsequently banned by a conservative business owner. Perez Hilton, Dan Savage, and the like would be protesting and demanding the mall be shuttered, and the media would be hammering the owner for intolerance, labeling him a right-wing bigot.
Liberals want people to believe they support free speech and welcome all groups into their tent equally. But that only applies if you agree with their agenda whole-heartedly.
Intolerance, thy name is liberal.