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After Nike drops homophobic boxer Manny Pacquiao, religious officials set bonfire in protest

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Manny Pacquiao AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File

A group of religious officials decided they should probably start burning running gear to demonstrate their fervid hatred of queer people.

The bonfire comes on the heels of boxer/politician Manny Pacquiao making offhand statements during an interview, in which he nonchalantly quoted the Bible and called for gays to be put to death.

Nike used to pay Pacquiao for endorsements, but they cut him off after he made those anti-marriage-equality statements a few days before a flippant death-to-gays post.

Specifically, he said that same-sex couples shouldn’t be allowed to get married; and that homosexuality it wrong because it doesn’t exist in nature. Which it does.

“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” said an official statement from Nike.

Now these religious official have decided that they hate Nike, in addition to LGBTQs, and so they’re setting bonfires in protest, burning up lots of Nike shoes.

“We don’t hate LGBT people, we hate their agenda,” says one man in a video of the fire.

The video was uploaded by a religious official named Bishop Oriel M. Ballano.

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