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Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson is studying the Bible in a quest to figure out if being gay is a choice.
Willie’s dad Phil got into some serious hot water a year ago when he attacked gay “sinners” who are going to hell. In an interview with GQ, Robertson senior also oddly said “we never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell.” Phil later defended his views but claimed that although he's a homophobe, gay people "need to know that I love them".
Speaking with Larry King, junior Robertson said that he doesn’t agree with everything his old man said in the interview because “we love everybody.” Her also helpfully pointed out that there are many, many gay people in the entertainment world.
Asked if he believes that being gay is a choice, young Willie said:
“Larry, I’m trying to figure that out right now. I really am since the controversy and since I know all these people — and if the thought is ‘I’m born this way.’
“I don’t know. I’m trying to figure out myself through the passages, because I always have to look to the scriptures to see what’s there and then I put it up against people — put my time in, so I’ve spent time with people.
“I’m not the judge. God’s going to be the judge, so it’s not my job to convince people to change their lives — it’s really through Jesus. If I just introduce them to Jesus, he’ll do that.”
Willie didn’t elaborate on when he made the decision to be heterosexual.
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Dr. Ben Carson likes to think of himself as a kind of "live and let live" libertarian. And so presumably, when he compared gays to pedophiles and people who have sex with animals last year during a discussion on gay marriage, he was really just trying to articulate that he doesn't like interfering with people who choose to love someone of the same sex, or molest a child, or f--k a horse - they just don't get to "redefine" marriage for the rest of society. Makes total sense...
Appearing on Larry King's show earlier this week, the right-wing neurosurgeon spoke about his libertarian political philosophy and why he doesn't see marriage equality as a civil rights issue. He also shared his thoughts on the 2016 presidential election and whether he'll enter the race.
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Anna Paquin has been open about her bisexuality for years now, so it is no surprise that Larry King might ask about her sexuality and marriage to True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer. Still, King's line of questioning verged straight from a discussion of vampire Bill's multiple partners on the bloody, sexy HBO drama to a couple of painfully awkward questions about Paquin's own sexual interests. The endearing star came out of the interview all the better for her honest and articulate responses, but one cannot help but cringe a little.
Here's a short excerpt:
King: Are you a non-practicing bisexual?
Paquin: Well, I mean, I am married to my husband and we are happily, monogamously married, so...
King: But you were bisexual?
Paquin: I don't think it's a past-tense thing. Are you still straight if you're with somebody? If you were to break up with them or they were to die it doesn't prevent your sexuality from existing.
King: That's wishful thinking, okay? (laughs)
Paquin: I'm just saying it doesn't really work like that.
You can watch the full interview from Larry King Now on Hulu.
Watch out the next time you log on to your Tinder dating app; Octogenarian Larry King may just make an appearance.
Bravo magnate Andy Cohen appeared on Larry King Now, the newsman's online program to teach him how to operate Tinder. Larry seemed more interested in setting Andy up with Italian hottie Gianpaolo (and officiating at their wedding) than he did in utilizing the app for his own purposes.
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In an interview on Larry King Now, actress and comedienne Betty White briefly mentioned her attitude towards gay issues.
Instagram user mrluissalazar asked “What has been the significance of the gay community for your career? And what do you have to say to those against gay people?”
White ignored the first part of the question and responded, “I don’t care whom you sleep with. It’s 'What kind of a human being are you?' I don’t understand [why people are anti-gay], it’s such a personal private business and it’s none of mine.”
In regards to her success she said, “You’ve always got to think of it as the privilege of the world to get to this point.”
She also said that the thing that makes her the saddest about the entertainment industry is the ungracious unappreciative, entitled attitudes some successful people have. “They think it’s their due,” White said. “It isn’t. There’s always someone over there who can do it better.”
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