Appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight last night, influential megachurch pastor Rick Warren said that being gay is like consuming poisonous arsenic… or having the desire to punch a man in the nose. Like homosexuality, both things are “natural,” Warren said, but we should never act upon them.
After a tense exchange over homosexuality and whether it is biological, Warren admitted that “it wouldn’t bother me if there was a ‘gay gene’ found,” because regardless of whether we deem it “natural,” it is still wrong.
He explained: “I have all kinds of natural feelings in my life and it doesn’t necessarily mean that I should act on every feeling. Sometimes I get angry and I feel like punching a guy in the nose. It doesn’t mean I act on it. Sometimes I feel attracted to women who are not my wife. I don’t act on it. Just because I have a feeling doesn’t make it right.”
“Not everything natural is good for me. Arsenic is natural,” he concluded.
Watch below, via CNN:
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