Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sits down with Piers Morgan for an exclusive hour-long interview that airs on the backdrop of this week's United Nations General Assembly meeting.
As part of a conversation that covers everything from politics to love, and Israel to Libya, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host also inquires about social issues, including homosexuality:
"Shouldn’t freedom and individuality and all those things also extend to people who just happen to be gay? Who were born gay. They weren’t made gay," says Morgan. "Wouldn’t it be great for the President of Iran to say you know something, everyone’s entitled to be whatever sexuality they are born to be? That would be a great symbol of freedom."
"Do you really believe that someone is born homosexual?" says Iran's 6th president, answering a question with one of his own. "I’m sorry. Let me ask you this. Do you believe that anyone is giving birth through homosexuality? Homosexuality ceases procreation. Who has said that if you like or believe in doing something ugly, and others do not accept your behavior, that they’re denying your freedom?"
"You are a father of three children," the host continues. "You have two sons and a daughter, what would you do if one of them was gay?"
Speaking through a translator, the 55-year-old former engineer and teacher shares his perspective:
"Proper education must be given," says Ahmadinejad. "If a group recognizes an ugly behavior or ugly deed as legitimate, you must not expect other countries or other groups to give it the same recognition."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. as Ahmadinejad reveals Iran's plan upon facing a potential attack from Israel, and also shares his analysis of the recent unrest in Libya that led to the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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