• Pacquiao quotes Bible in defence of death penalty

    Pacquiao quotes Bible in defence of death penalty

    Philippine boxing icon-turned-senator Manny Pacquiao used the Bible to defend restoring the death penalty for drug traffickers as “approved by God”, backing a controversial proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte.

    The eight-division champion and devout evangelical Christian used his first senate speech to argue for capital punishment, calling it lawful and moral “especially in the eyes of God”.

    “When the government punishes, it’s not an individual act. That’s approved by God. That’s what the Bible says”, Pacquiao said.

    “Having read the Bible on a […]