Friday, January 17, 2014

THE VIEW's Sherri Shepherd: Just because I think gays are going to hell doesn't make me homophobic

In a recent interview with Fusion host Alicia Menendez, The View's Sherri Shepherd said that she thinks she's very misunderstood about her stance on homosexuality and the fact that just because she thinks gays are going to hell doesn't make her homophobic:

"I think people don't know my heart," Shepherd told Menendez. "I think people feel I'm very judgmental. I think people feel I'm very homophobic. If they knew me, and knew my heart. ... You grow up being a Christian and you grow up believing homosexuality is a sin; you're going to hell if you're a homosexual. This is something that they teach in churches. So it's something that I grew up believing."

"I might not agree with your lifestyle, but I love you," Shepherd continued. "You may not agree with my lifestyle, but you love me ... I don't say it's a choice. If you tell me, 'Sherri, I was born gay.' OK. I'm not gonna argue with you, because I can't tell you how you feel and what's going on inside. I'm trying to make it into heaven by the skin of my teeth ... I don't know who I'm gonna see. So if you tell me you're born [gay], I'm not gonna argue with you. And I absolutely respect you for that. I just ask that people respect how I feel, [I] respect how you feel and we can have a great dialogue."

You can watch the interview below:


1 comment:

  1. Hmmm... The fact that I grew up Christian, believing that homosexuality is a sin, and gay makes this "dialogue" not so great. For someone like me, she would seem to be advocating pretending that things that are true are not, which is always a great recipe for good mental health. (Sarcasm intended.)


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