On Tuesday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" rolled out it's red carpet, inviting Rick Warren to offer his perspective and context on everything from the "Fiscal Cliff" and same sex marriage, to politics and pop culture.
Welcoming his guest for a live, primetime interview, Piers Morgan asked the American evangelical Christian pastor and author his opinion on the nature of homosexuality:
"Do you personally believe that gay people are born gay? Or, do they become gay? Are they made gay?" wondered the host.
Admitting he doesn't posses all the answers, Warren answered honestly:
"You know what – I think the jury's still out on that. It wouldn't bother me if there was a 'gay gene' found," he said, before adding some additional commentary. "Here's what we know about life: I have all kinds of feelings in my life and it doesn't necessarily mean that I should act on every feeling ... 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."
While stressing that he himself has chosen the Bible as his personal authority, above all Warren preached decency and respect amongst all people and encouraged open dialogue:
"This is the very kind of discussions that we need to be having, that are saying, that treat everybody with love, but could disagree on certain issues, and still say 'You know what? I don't agree with that guy, but I think he has come to his position from his background and from his basis.'"
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as the senior pastor of Saddleback Church – currently the eighth-largest church in the United States – explains why he feels some actions are sins.
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