Update: Manny Pacquiao Did Not Say Gay Men Should Be Put to Death*
[Update at 4:04 p.m.]: Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of the Courage Campaign, suggests that this could end up hurting Pacquiao in the pocketbook. He told the Weekly this afternoon:
I do think that American sponsors are going to have to look very carefully about whether they can continue to pour money into his apparently rather empty soul. Not only does he live in L.A., he makes a lot of money thanks the United States and sponsors here in particular.
Jacobs notes that Pacquiao is a member of the Philippine congress and as such has a special responsibility to be careful when criticizing the leader of the free world.
I think that it is outrageous that an official of a foreign government is criticizing an ally, is taking a position about the president's support for Americans. That's a really big step for a foreign elected official to take. We should look carefully at that.