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Tyson Fury responds to criticism over anti-gay comments with Bible quotes

Joseph McCormick December 10, 2015

Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury has responded to critics of his recent anti-gay and misogynistic comments, by quoting Bible verse.

World Heavyweight champion Fury has refused to apologise for claiming that once homosexuality, paedophilia and abortion are all made legal, the world will end.

Tyson Fury - Christian Hammer Press Conference

The boxer also claims to have “evidence” that paedophilia was legalised by a fictional ‘Gay Rights Act 1977’ – but the BBC has resisted pressure to rescind his Sports Personality of the Year nomination.

Asked by the BBC to respond to critics of his views, and the fact that he has been stripped of his title, he said: “I’ve got lots to tell you. Believe in the lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.”

He went on: “Jesus loves me, and he loves you too.. he loves everybody in the world. All you’ve got to do is repent of your sins.”

After quoting John 3:16, Fury continually repeats “Believe in the lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved,” as a response to several questions.

Olympic track and field star Greg Rutherford has threatened to pull out of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award if Tyson Fury remains in the shortlist.

Fury has been uninvited from the awards ceremony because of threatening comments he allegedly made to a sports journalist.

As well as calling those who have signed the petition “50,000 wankers”, Fury has taken to Twitter – to claim he doesn’t want the award anyway.

The boxer wrote:  “Hopefully I don’t win @BBCSPOTY as I’m not the best roll model in the world for the kids, give it to someone who would appreciate it [prayer emojis].”

However, he also added: “I’ve got more personality than all the other competitors put together in this years @BBCSPOTY who can compete with my sporting achievement!

“The Gypsy King, & the heavyweight champion of the world, will not be silenced I’ll always speak my mind, Like it or lump it, in Jesus name.”

Despite his comments, the BBC says it will not alter the nominations.

A spokesperson said: “The Sports Personality shortlist is compiled by a panel of industry experts and is based on an individual’s sporting achievement – it is not an endorsement of an individual’s personal beliefs either by the BBC or members of the panel.”

Last week a challenger to Tyson Fury’s heavyweight champ title warned him to watch his mouth.

BBC News presenter Clive Myrie, during a live newspaper review on the BBC News channel branded Fury a “dickhead” after checking that it was “after the watershed”.

More: Boxer, Boxing, heavyweight, heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury

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