HolyCoast: In An Act of Liberal Tolerance and Compassion, The Grove in Los Angeles Bans a Boxer For Opposing Something That's Illegal in California

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In An Act of Liberal Tolerance and Compassion, The Grove in Los Angeles Bans a Boxer For Opposing Something That's Illegal in California

Gay marriage is still illegal in California, but if you oppose it one local mall will ban you:
International boxing star Manny Pacquiao denied allegations on Monday that he said homosexuals should be “put to death” after an interview that got him banned from one of the city’s most popular destinations.

Pacquiao was scheduled for an interview on Wednesday afternoon with Mario Lopez of TV’s “Extra” at The Grove in Los Angeles, but that appearance may be in jeopardy after comments he made to in response to President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage last week.

The Philippine lawmaker told the National Conservative Examiner that he believes the Bible is very clear on the issue of homosexuality and that the President’s comments are in direct contradiction to Scripture.

“God’s words first,” Pacquiao told the Examiner. “Obey God’s law first before considering the laws of man.”

Granville Ampong, the writer of the article — but not Pacquiao himself — went on to quote a passage from the Old Testament book of Leviticus, which states that “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.”
So, he was not only banned for his views, but for words he didn't even say. Liberal tolerance on full display.

This statement from the Grove VP is laughable:
That interview prompted a statement from Grove VP of corporate affairs Bill Reich which read, “Based on news reports of statements made by Mr. Pacquiao we have made it be known that he is not welcome at The Grove and will not be interviewed here now or in the future.

“The Grove is a gathering place for all Angelenos and not a place for intolerance,” the statement concluded.
Does the word "all" mean something different in L.A. than it does in Orange County? Apparently so, because "all" up there means "those of you who agree with our politically correct views".

Since I also oppose gay marriage, I can assume that I've also been banned from The Grove and I'll never have to spend any of my dollars up there. If you also oppose gay marriage, please consider yourself banned as well. If they want a liberal gay-only hangout, they can have it.


Underdog said...

This individual is refreshing. He's Filipino, and calls America to stand for moral clarity and conviction in general, and be that City on a Hill it should be and was in times past.

He's a boxer as well as a legislator in his country - a rare combination. . . a one two punch! (wink)

Guess I'm not welcome at Farmer's Market/The Grove either. It's been decades since I was last there. No loss.

Sam L. said...

The Thought Police strike again!