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CNN anchor: ‘Incest, pedophilia are often not by choice… homosexuality is a lifestyle choice’

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Updated: June 1, 1 p.m. ET., See Banfield’s response below:

CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield on Thursday, claimed that, unlike pedophilia and incest, “homosexuality is a lifestyle choice by people — it is voluntary.”

Banfield was reporting on comments made by Kansas Pastor Curtis Knapp, who during a Sunday sermon called for the government to kill gays and lesbians.

During the segment, which featured an interview by KTKA-TV, Knapp justified his comments on the killing of gays, saying he was simply preaching what he believes to be “scripture.”

“We punish pedophilia. We punish incest. We punish polygamy and various things. It’s only homosexuality that is lifted out as an exemption,” Knapp said in the interview.

Banfield, in an attempt to discredit Knapp’s explanation, claimed that “pedophilia is not by choice, last I checked,” before elaborating, “Again, we gotta outline here, when he says ‘they punish incest and pedophilia.’ Please. Those things are often not by choice and are crimes. Homosexuality is a lifestyle choice by people. It is voluntary.”

Watch:

Knapp, pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca, Kansas — in his sermon “Homosexuality and the Need for National Revival,” — said that the government should put gays to death:

“They should be put to death. That’s what happened in Israel. That’s why homosexuality wouldn’t have grown in Israel. It tends to limit conversions. It tends to limit people coming out of the closet. — ‘Oh, so you’re saying we should go out and start killing them, no?’ — I’m saying the government should. They won’t but they should.”

A report on Knapp’s sermon, including additional audio, is here.

Update: Banfield has “clarified” her on-air statement, posting this to Twitter: “Need 2 clarify. Incest and pedophelia are CRIMES & victims have no choice. Being gay is not. Relatnshps r by choice. Way of life not crime.”

In a follow-up “tweet,” Banfield added: “Being gay is not a choice. Being in consensual relationship is. I support LGBT people. I do not support pastor who says its a crime.”

Update 2: On Friday morning, Banfield made it clear that being gay is not a choice, saying:

I made some comments yesterday that ended up getting a lot of traction out there, not only on Twitter but elsewhere. And I want to be very, very clear about what my comments were about. I probably misspoke and mangled words, but I want to be very clear.

When I said that incest and pedophilia involve people who don’t have a choice — victims who don’t have a choice — and then said a gay relationship, you do have a choice, they are not crimes. Gay people involved in relationships are not committing any crimes at all. However, those who perpetrate incest and perpetrate pedophilia are committing crimes.

I don’t know that my comments were taken in that light and I certainly hope they were, but in no way did I ever want to suggest that being gay is a choice. It is not. And I probably used the word “lifestyle choice” — not what I meant to say at all. Being gay is not a choice; being in a voluntary gay relationship is a choice. It is not a crime. So I hope that at least clears up any of the comments I made after that story of the pastor. And in no way do I agree with or stand by any of the comments that that pastor made either.

- Ashleigh Banfield

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263 more reader comments:

  1. she is a fuktard

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:37pm
  2. disgusting

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:37pm
  3. What in the Hell is this woman smoking?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:37pm
  4. Is that bitch for real?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:38pm
  5. So much stupid that I vomited a little. She should be fired.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:38pm
  6. What the fuck….

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:38pm
  7. Liar!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:38pm
  8. Then heterosexuality is voluntary too!What is she getting at? I mean, other than showing her ignorance, what was her point?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:39pm
  9. is she a homo?! NO! therefore, she doesn’t have a say-so in anything considering homosexuals!!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:39pm
  10. WHAT????? CNN is now not my show..

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:39pm
  11. What a stupid twat!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:39pm
  12. :o Why those ppl are still around?? Isn’t there any special clinic ?? Ppff horrible ..

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:39pm
  13. poor stupid stupid woman. she has some nasty karma comin her way

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:39pm
  14. If there was a the middle finger option…… I would use that. It’s the other way around chica! What a bitch!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:39pm
  15. oh what a crock, I choose to be bullied, I choose to be harrased in my work, I chose to lose my job just because of who I love, I chose to lose friends and family, I wanted my life to be HARDER THAN IT NEEDED TO BE…… oh silly silly me, if I had only made the better choise

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:39pm
  16. So much for CNN being the liberal media, eh?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:39pm
  17. Wow.. She really is stupid.. Who in the hell would choice to be so different and not have the same options in life than everyone else!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:40pm
  18. Thanks for giving me another news anchor to turn off. Your bad dye job is a choice. Sexuality is NOT.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:40pm
  19. wat?????????

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:40pm
  20. she’s retarded/full of shit

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:40pm
  21. I HATE CNN! And I hate her! Stupid ppl! When are they going to get it! That GLBT is NOT a CHOICE!?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:40pm
  22. and when did she choose to be heterosexual?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:40pm
  23. Nobody “chooses” what they find attractive. Whether they be a homosexual, a pedophile or into someone of their own family. It’s just something that happens. If that were the case, I could choose to be attracted to anyone or anything. Doesn’t work that way, CNN.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:41pm
  24. She’s completely missing the point. A sexual act that is voluntary is a choice, a sexual attraction to the same gender as yourself while lacking an attraction to anyone of the opposite sex is not.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:41pm
  25. if it is voluntary I want her to have sex on TV live with a woman of her choice.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:41pm
  26. …well of course she gonna say that…pedophilia and incest are commited by heterosexuals…so thats gotta be by nature right?…what a typical hypicritical…

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:41pm
  27. This is why we can’t have nice things.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:41pm
  28. So she’s making excuses for pedophile’s & people who fuck their own relatives? CNN needs to fire this bitch !!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:41pm
  29. she an idiot that dosnt no what she taking about

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:41pm
  30. I thought only FoxNews anchors were that stupid.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:41pm
  31. fuckin stupid people !!! im proud of being gay !! >:|

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:42pm
  32. Every time someone says this nonsense it simply begs the question: When did she (or he) “made the choice” to be heterosexual? Yep. That’s what I thought too.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:42pm
  33. thsi discuting baing gay is not fucking choice

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:42pm
  34. Honestly, I’m Bi-Sexual by choice. I think for some it’s a choice, and for some it isn’t.

    Why bash anyone for their beliefs? I couldn’t care less what she thinks. Just like she couldn’t care less what any of us think.

    It’s a waste of emotion, and a waste of time.

    To each is their own.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:42pm
  35. Grrrr… that’s awful!!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:42pm
  36. LMFAO I Swear the So called Americans who advocate free speech sure do let each other say some Dumb Shit!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:42pm
  37. The best part of Ashleigh Banfield ran down her mothers leg

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:42pm
  38. had she chosen to be an idiot?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:42pm
  39. pedophilia and incest aren’t a choice for the victims.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:43pm
  40. People don’t understand. To be Openly Gay is a choice. To be gay isn’t. You choose how to identify yourself. But you don’t choose your actual sexuality. You’re born with it.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:43pm
  41. Heterosexuality is also a lifestyle choice, by her definition

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:43pm
  42. Not to worry people- she is just still hiding in the closet!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:43pm
  43. What an idiot!!! Can’t wait for her backpedaling explanation!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:43pm
  44. exactly!:)

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:43pm
  45. WTF????

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:43pm
  46. #1, incest & pedophilia aren’t to be groups in with sexuality AT ALL. The 1st two are disgusting & criminal. #2 – why the hell did she even say this at all? What was the point except to piss people off? Would she then deem heterosexuality a “lifestyle choice” as well?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:43pm
  47. I hope she gets hit on by a big butch dyke!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:43pm
  48. WHAT but incest is a choice. It’s a sexual act, not an orientation. What the hell.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:43pm
  49. Her ass,it´s in the genes and transexuality in the hypothalamus as well.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:43pm
  50. I didn’t choose to bisexual :/

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:43pm
  51. I’d ask if we can round these people up and reeducate them, but that would be stooping to their low…..

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:44pm
  52. and then there are those that choose to be uneducated azzhats…

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:44pm
  53. What!?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:44pm
  54. Poor repressed Ashleigh.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:44pm
  55. A lot of men here being quite misogynist. (bitch, twat, et al.) I think we can do better than that. I don’t agree with her either. Her viewpoint pisses me off but that doesn’t give me the right to be all misogynist on her ass. If I don’t like it when homophobes call me fag or whatever, I don’t have the right to turn around and call women bitches and twats.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:44pm
  56. Oh, fucking nice.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:45pm
  57. And CNN wonders why they continue to slip in the ratings…

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:45pm
  58. I don’t think she meant what she said, all through the segment she was acting like this preacher was nuts and then she said that, I really don’t think she realized what she said,lol.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:45pm
  59. @Peggy: Not all pedophiles will abuse children, and not all incest couples are like that. My mum used to know a brother and sister incest couple. They were really nice and very happy together.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:46pm
  60. So let me understand this in an attempt to defend us she actually misrepresented facts & science and ended up offending us, yep that’s a news anchor for ya.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:46pm
  61. why are we giving stupid ignorant people air time? lol

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:46pm
  62. Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:46pm
  63. The fact that she even mentions homosexuality in the same sentence with incest and pedophilia is bad enough. The only thing that any of us who are gay and lesbian chose was to not live a lie and be our true selves.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:47pm
  64. @Nikki Hill I strongly disagree that being bisexual is in any a choice.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:47pm
  65. People CHOOSE to be out of the closet but they do not choose to be attracted to the same sex, that’s who they are, its immutable and part of their very wonderful and unique being. I’m sure she didn’t choose to be a dick loving ignorant ass, that’s just who she is. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Same goes for LGBTQ people, end of story.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:47pm
  66. Yeah, Right. Try again with your tired argument.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:48pm
  67. wow wow all I can say is wow… some people should really learn to be quiet when they don’t know anything!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:48pm
  68. It seems that having half a brain is often a choice as well.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:48pm
  69. Well, I ain’t gonna think of her anymore when I masturbate…

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:49pm
  70. Darn and I used to like her.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:49pm
  71. I have no words, except that being a bigot seems to also be a choice. :/

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:49pm
  72. Facepalm. No more good makeup or hairdos for her! CNN really needs to straighten up (so to speak) on this issue. It isn’t a choice, and it certainly isn’t a unitary lifestyle. Facepalm redux.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:50pm
  73. Nikki, I am behind you 500%, these asshole pastors need to be put in front of a firing squad. I am getting so sick of the bashing of us in the LGBT community. Nikki friend me and I will tell you more about me. I have friends in the LGBT community and they are beautiful people. Everyone pull you head out of your asses.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:50pm
  74. Wtf???!! :S

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:50pm
  75. Fuck that bitch I’m sorry but honestly people like this and topics like this hurt like wow I don’t even wanna watch it I already have a feeling what that bitch is going to babble about

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:50pm
  76. Is this trying to tell me that she thinks that only if it’s not a crime it’s committed by choice..?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:51pm
  77. I’m gay and awesome don’t give a fuck what this chick says. Bros before hoes. Literally.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:51pm
  78. the fucckk?! :O

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:52pm
  79. Stupid bitch

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:52pm
  80. idiot!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:52pm
  81. Stupid ignorant twat! Did she then choose to be straight? Comments like this just add to more ignorance and homophobia.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:52pm
  82. She can go to hell for saying that.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:53pm
  83. Such ignorance from an alleged intelligent person. “Artificial Intelligence”?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:56pm
  84. this is unbelievable!!!! Are all the bigots and ignoramuses getting news anchor jobs these days??? I’m sorry but I am not going to be polite about such a public insult!!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:56pm
  85. FUCK HER….

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:57pm
  86. she needs to get a life and grow up and stop voicing her own opinion

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:58pm
  87. Homosexuality is not a “lifestyle”; it is just a piece of you…not your entire being. Nor is it a choice in that matter… Honestly, I just need to say that religious people and straights have no business in the love-life of gay people and are in no position to voice that being gay is a choice. Did straight people choose to be straight? No. Did they somehow TURN STRAIGHT? No. It’s the same case with gay people, and it amazes me how some people still believe something is wrong with gay people just because we are different; they seem to think that just because we are different we either chose to be different or something traumatized us into becoming gay…It’s insulting on either ground, and I have to say that this CNN news reporter is pretty ignorant to make a comment on what she knows little to nothing about…because she has no room to judge. She is simply not gay. Empathy is a gift often claimed but rarely practiced…

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:58pm
  88. and she knows this first hand no doubt… get real and get a better hair color jobs as well!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:59pm
  89. WHAT LIFESTYLE?! I wake up at 7am, go to work from 8 to 5, come home, take a shower, make dinner, watch tv, and go to bed. I wasn’t aware this was gay in any way, shape, or form. I am constantly on the lookout for somebody to spend the rest of my life with; what can I say, I’m a hopeless romantic. When I have sex, which is VERY rarely, it’s with somebody I care about and hope to be with until I die. Other than these attractions being toward men, I don’t see how this is any different from the straight lifestyle.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:59pm
  90. We have THREE (so far) ministers advocating KILLING GAY people and this (among so many others).. What has this country become… May be time for some congressional hearings to determine if there is some sort of underground movement with churches to stir this shit up….

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:59pm
  91. Sadly, ignorance and bigotry are the choices this woman appears to have made.

    Incest when combined with pedophilia is not a choice by the victim, as minors cannot give consent.

    However, those are not the apples she is comparing here.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:00pm
  92. Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:01pm
  93. Don’t try to help!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:01pm
  94. Even though being gay isn’t a choice, it shouldn’t matter even if it was. If someone could choose to be gay, they should have that right. People arguing that “it’s a choice so it isn’t right” don’t have an argument at all. People choose to be all kinds of things, and even though people can also choose to become something that harms others, being gay does not hurt anyone, so there is no real reason why people shouldn’t be able to make a choice to be gay if they could…

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:03pm
  95. Oh my god… and to think I used to like her… I’m horrified!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:06pm
  96. this woman is a BIGOT and THAT is a CHOICE!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:06pm
  97. Why the hell do people even draw a comparison between the molestation and rape of children to homosexuality….2 consenting adults!!!! And stop talking about the gay “lifestyle”. For pete sake, we get up, get ready for work, get the kids to school, make dinner, mow the lawn. None of that is GAY.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:07pm
  98. when did she choose to be an idiot?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:07pm
  99. And.. someone needs to show her the research that states that pedophiles do not have true sexual orientations the way you or I would. They are emotionally incapable of having adult sexual relationships. Also, pedophilia is a paraphilia which is listed in the DSM-V as a sexual disorder. It is in no way, shape, or form a sexual orientation they way that heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality are. Incest is a sexual and criminal act, nowhere close to an orientation. Both pedophilia and incest are crimes and ruin lives, being gay doesn’t hurt anyone or ruin lives so I wonder what she would say to that?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:09pm
  100. fire the SOB

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:12pm
  101. The only choice involved in being gay are how you handle it: be self loathing and miserable or be happy and at peace with yourself. I prefer the latter.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:13pm
  102. Ashleigh, Just because you had relations with your son doesn’t make it involuntary.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:15pm
  103. “Let me tell you about the time I looked into the heart of an artichoke.”

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:17pm
  104. Guessing that being a moron is also not a choice *rolls eyes*

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:21pm
  105. and what does it matter if it is a choice ? i don’t get why people rag on saying it’s a choice well if it’s my choice to kiss a boy then you should respect that

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:22pm
  106. Wow

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:23pm
  107. Wasn’t aware that I chose a lifestyle that causes everyone to treat me like shit… what an asshole

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:24pm
  108. Try not to speak.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:25pm
  109. None of this is new, its just recycled bigotry.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:25pm
  110. using this logic, heterosexuality is also a choice?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:25pm
  111. I have a gay lifestyle- I go to work everyday and pay taxes

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:26pm
  112. Now that I know that…What a relief, I am cured now…I like the boys!! NOT!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:27pm
  113. I havent been this angry in a long, long time. Who gives these people a forum upon which to spew their hate? Hiding behind a religion STILL MAKES IT HATE. I am incredibly distraught that a person of the cloth is telling his followers things like this. Murders are NEVER OK, idiot. You are suggesting a societal “cleansing”?? Do you even hear the garbage that comes out of your mouth?? Disgusting. Im astounded that these people think their God appreciates this behavior.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:29pm
  114. So let me get this correct. What she is telling me is when I was about 6 years old and realized I liked my own gender more than the opposite sex I was making a “lifestyle choice” fully aware that I was going to be ridiculed, bashed and hated not only by total strangers but by many oin my own family including my Father? I have 2 words for her and they are not Bless You.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:29pm
  115. Seems to me she just misspoke and meant that being out is a choice.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:29pm
  116. HOW DOES SHE KNOW?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:31pm
  117. She’ll be fired. Just wait.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:31pm
  118. Why is homosexuality…love between two consenting adults, ALWAYS used in the same sentence with incest and pedophilia??? Where is the common thread? What in the world is wrong with these people?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:32pm
  119. @Jamie Micheal Maloney, like I said, I couldnt care less. It IS a choice for ME! Everyone is different. How dare you say that to me? Do you know me? No.

    I love how you speak your opinion these days, and ALWAYS get shit for it. America….the World is turning into something that so retarded. I laugh at those who get ass hurt over simple things like this.

    You are what you are. Why get all defensive? You make yourself look more foolish than those putting you down.

    Youre only fueling the fire. Oh well, you can change anything. So, Ill sit back, and allow the little monekys to amuse me once more.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:32pm
  120. CNN, the “liberal news” should be renamed, “Church News Network”. They had an article on their website today basically giving a preacher audience to spew hate and not critiquing at all… not at all what it used to be.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:32pm
  121. say wat…did i read this right. Did she pedophilia and incest are not a choice..but being gay is? Really so tell me lady, when did you decide to be straight? I kinda decided..idk ..WHEN I WAS BORN.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:33pm
  122. Is there a connection implied by inest, phdophilia and homosexuality?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:33pm
  123. can somebody say that certain people deserve to be shot? That would be by choice…

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:34pm
  124. @Nicole Klara Dugre: You missed one important fact there. Pedophilia is not considered a disorder unless the pedophile in question acts on their desires. The DSM mentions this so they can classify the difference between a disorder and a non-normative sexual interest. As for incest, it’s not harmful. As long as the two people consent and are careful about their choices when it comes to child birth, then I really don’t see an issue.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:35pm
  125. Wow baby rapers don’t have a choice? I call bullshit on that one.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:36pm
  126. She doesn’t even deserve my time for a comment…

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:38pm
  127. what a waste of time and money AMEN

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:38pm
  128. You can let CNN know what you think about this at http://www.cnn.com/feedback/

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:38pm
  129. I have a life in which I am gay with style.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:39pm
  130. @Jaryn: Pedophiles can’t choose what they’re attracted to, but they can control their actions. Depends on the person.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:40pm
  131. Listening to her is choice, turn her off

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:41pm
  132. Groan…

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:42pm
  133. Yet another clueless person.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:43pm
  134. BULLSHIT !!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:47pm
  135. When did she make her choice?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:47pm
  136. umm, I’ve never committed either of those

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:48pm
  137. like the child molestors don’t have a choice to rape achild you have got to be fucking kidding me…i did not choose to listen to assholes like on how i should live my life and to compare me because iam gay in the same as a child molestor is an outrage……

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:48pm
  138. This is a stupid bitch.. She’d rather think that a child molester IS NOT A MOLESTER BY CHOICE but gay people are gay by choice.. WTF kind of warped thinking could ever try to validate such a horrendous idea..

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:52pm
  139. cnn is schizophrenic and can’t make up it’s two minds what it truly believes

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:53pm
  140. No baby, homosexuality isn’t a lifestyle choice and it certainly isn’t voluntary. It isn’t something you try on just to see if it fits. In Ellen’s own words:”Being gay or pro-gay isn’t a bandwagon. You don’t get a free ride anywhere. There’s no music and occasionally we’ll sing ‘We Are Family’ but that’s about it. Love the look though, huge fan.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:04pm
  141. CNN anchor should stick to reporting the news, and not her opinion.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:06pm
  142. makes sense….not really

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:07pm
  143. Beyond belief. And when did she wake up and choose the lifestyle choice of “heterosexuality?”

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:12pm
  144. are you kidding me?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:13pm
  145. she obviously is unintelligent, unread, and probably straight by choice

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:15pm
  146. Is this bitch for fucking real?!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:19pm
  147. Wow, what the fuck?!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:20pm
  148. umm, hey, did that get put in backwards???

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:26pm
  149. Oh, so wrong… who in there right mind would chose a gay lifestyle, there is nothing gay about it….

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:27pm
  150. If she was trying to discredit Knapp she didn’t do a very good job! Maybe she’s being fired and is looking at FOX?
    Ashleigh Banfield; How many them hormones you takin honey?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:37pm
  151. what a stupid bitch

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:37pm
  152. what an idiot

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:43pm
  153. I think she forgot to include stupidity as a lifestyle choice.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:44pm
  154. I was born gay. Wearing too much make-up and calling yourself a commentator is a choice.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:44pm
  155. Why is this ignorant woman even allowed on television. She should be removed from the public view

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:48pm
  156. WTF??? What an idiot.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:49pm
  157. Talk about ignorant!! Where have all the intelligent people gone?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:54pm
  158. wtf, if we say it’s not a choice then we’re grouped with pedophiles and incesters! EEEFFFFF UUUU Ashleigh Banfield!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:59pm
  159. Many choose that lifestyle yet there are some others who were born that way as well as the CHOSEN FEW who were molested by family members and or family friends due to a systematic way of life put on many as we saw in the infamous Oprah Winfrey show “200 men” who were all molested. May be we should all watch that show to see the validity of my comment. People need to stop making it seems as if HOMOSEXUALITY is nothing but a choice. How does a young boy who was molested by same sex coitus at a very young age to grow up to be repeatedly molested again and again to not be an adult with homosexual tendencies. It is logical and commonsensical to expect some to remain attractive to same sex affairs and others who fight tooth and nail to overcome. Some will be lucky to past that stage others will make peace and just live as normal of a gay life as possible. This is psychology 101 and simple mathematics. It is those who are for continued torture of others and know about a despicable system who are fighting against the LGBT community totally and purposefully disregarding as well as evading the truth for selfless and selfish reasons.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:02pm
  160. F*** this woman. That is so messed up. I can’t even begin to explain how angry I am over this. Pedophiles are born perverted and to rape and degrade helpless people?!? WTF? This woman is idiotic. I’m so proud to be BORN a lesbian.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:08pm
  161. Is this btch crazy?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:10pm
  162. Just like stupidity is voluntary as ashliegh proves

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:11pm
  163. Lol, idiot.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:12pm
  164. Being stupid/ ignorant must be her choice.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:13pm
  165. A lifestyle of using glasses to hide your lack of brain cells, and short hair to keep ‘em guessing. They say people who hate gay people the most, are gay themselves. Keep you ignorance in the closet, with your tacky pink clothes Banfield. Thanks.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:15pm
  166. File a complaint with CNN about her here: http://www.cnn.com/feedback/show/?s=ashleighbanfield

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:19pm
  167. You know nothing about gays. I was born this way! Now,you have shown the world your true colors…shame on you! You embarrassed yourself. Will never watch your show again!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:20pm
  168. rape is a choice may the bitch see that

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:24pm
  169. What!?????? Geez how stupid she is!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:24pm
  170. She’s been a loser for oh so long. Why she keeps showing up on different networks is beyond me.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:25pm
  171. Things like this is one of the reasons why I am making my documentary for us!!!!! I am sick of this!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:27pm
  172. If she was trying to say “homosexual relationships” are voluntary then she would’ve been correct. ALL relationships are voluntary. You choose to pursue someone. She didn’t say that. She said “homosexuality” is voluntary. -buzzer noise- Wrong. Dead wrong.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:27pm
  173. and when did she decide to be straight!!! stupid!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:27pm
  174. My Choice would be to slap that bitch silly just for being so ignorant!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:29pm
  175. Being an anti-gay bigot is a choice!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:34pm
  176. Double BS!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:40pm
  177. And I’m sure people would prefer incest and pedophiles over gay people…ugh! Fucking assholes!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:41pm
  178. Anchors need to report news not BE the news. CNN is so desperate for viewers that they are stooping to Fox News tactics.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:50pm
  179. Why would a supposedly “reputable” news organization hire somone so poorly educated?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:54pm
  180. I think her comments have been taken out of context… It seems like she was just trying to say that homosexuality should not be placed in the same genre as pedophilia and incest. And technically, there is a choice involved, it’s the choice to be yourself, to love and express yourself. I think this is all she meant. It really seemed to me like she was on our side and just got her words mixed up.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:55pm
  181. wtf?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:56pm
  182. Daniel Mitchell-You shouldn’t wish rape on anyone. No human, no matter how awful, deserves to be violated and tortured in that way.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:58pm
  183. I am glad that all of these people are scientists,& know everything about this life.Ha ha not

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:03pm
  184. Dumbass.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:04pm
  185. Perhaps someone should point out to this woman that there are instances in which it is better to remain silent and be thought ignorant than to speak and prove it…

    Pedophilia has nothing to do with the perpetrators sexual orientation, it is about the perpetrator experiencing personal gratification by controlling another individual, usually a child. Pedophilia is illegal because a child, who can not consent, suffers mental, emotional, and sometimes physical damage when victimized.

    Incest is only illegal due to the risk of birth defects to any progeny caused by procreating within too small a gene pool. Incest is a crime, again, because an innocent child is subject to suffer lifelong mental and physical damage as a result.

    Sexual orientation is a trait that an individual is born with. An individual who is not homosexual is simply not qualified to pontificate on whether or not it is a choice. They have no position of experience from which to draw their conclusions, therefore all that they can offer is suppositions and conjecture.

    One’s sexual orientation is not a criminal act because a loving, consensual, adult relationship poses no danger to anyone.

    Ashleigh Banfield’s comparison between the criminal acts of pedophilia and incest, and an inborn trait like sexual orientation accomplishes nothing more than illustrating her own ignorance. Anyone can be ignorant. When one CHOOSES to remain ignorant, the result is stupidity, and that is the ONLY choice that exists here.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:05pm
  186. These people really iritate me with their stupidity.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:07pm
  187. HAHAHAHHAHA, oh God, I died laughing.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:07pm
  188. It’s this notion that sexual orientation is a choice that keeps humanity from evolving; ignorance is bliss.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:12pm
  189. Wow

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:15pm
  190. Supreme Court disagreed with her today.. She more Bitter

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:20pm
  191. nooo, homosexuality is by birth!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:55pm
  192. Fuck this stank whore lowlife woman

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:03pm
  193. I guess this helps explain CNN’s plunging ratings. When you put brain-dead anchors on the air people change the channel. . .

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:06pm
  194. So when exactly did she choose to be straight?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:31pm
  195. WHO DA FUCK DIED AND MADE HER THE QUEEN OF DA HOMOSEXUALS MIND AND HEART MATTERS? THIS HALF OF A FEMALE WHO IS NOT QUALIFIED TO BE CALLED A WOMAN NEEDS TO MIND HER OWN DAMN BUSINESS. HOW COULD SHE EVEN ATTEMPT TO TALK, DISCUSS,THINK OR KNOW ABOUT, EVEN TRY TO ANALYZE HOW BILLIONS OF HUMAN BEINGS ARE!!! IF WE FEEL THAT WE WERE BORN THIS WAY OR IT WAS A “CHOICE” **AS U SAID NOSY LIL NEWS ANCHOR** WHAT DOES OUR LIVES HAVE TO DO WITH YOU? A LIFESTYLE THAT U CLAIM U DON’T LIVE hmmmm to comment on things of the world means those things cross your mind –MISS HETEROSEXUAL NEWS BROAD— SIT BACK AND READ CAREFULLY –NO MATTER WHAT U THINK– WE ARE HUMAN, WE DO LOVE, WE DO HAVE FEELINGS, WE DO DESERVE EQUALITY, WE DO HAVE FAMILIES, WE DO CONTRIBUTE GREATNESS TO SOCIETY, WE ARE SUCCESSFUL, WE ARE HERE TO STAY!! HOW CAN U COMPARE OUR LIFE STYLE WITH THE UN NATURAL PERVERSIONS SUCH AS INCEST AND RAPE!! HOW DARE YOU!! WE ARE LOVING EACH OTHER WILLINGLY, “WE ARE NORMAL”- “THOSE THINGS ARE NOT”!!!, #I AM 100% PROUD BORN THIS WAY LESBIAN# AND YOU CHIC ARE A BLAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:34pm
  196. I lodged my complaint with CNN! :)

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:37pm
  197. Can’t believe a CNN anchor was dumb enough to say that. But with all that’s been said in the past few days, they are all feeding off each other’s bias and stupidity.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:40pm
  198. Gay doesn’t hurt anyone. Incest and pedophilia do.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:52pm
  199. you know what is a choice. bad roots. fuck you, bitch.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:10pm
  200. @Cheryl Gibbins: Pedophilia (being attracted to children) is legal. Acting on it, however, is not legal. And not all cases of child molestation are done by pedophiles, just as not all pedophiles will molest children. I’d rather you didn’t generalize people. As for incest, I don’t think it should be illegal. My mother happens to know an incest couple. They’re really nice, and perfectly happy together.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:18pm
  201. aghhh!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:23pm
  202. Maybe she should call upon a colleague and ask him for his opinion… Someone get Anderson Cooper on the line please… another CNN viewer lost completely… Another case of stupid should be painful and her fact checker must have fallen asleep!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:38pm
  203. F-CKINF IDIOT!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:53pm
  204. Last time I checked I was born this way, how would she possibly know anyways?

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:57pm
  205. Being an uneducated, self righteous, hypocrite like Ashleigh is a choice too.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:02pm
  206. It is a sad day when such statements are made that have no basis in fact. I am sorry for CNN that she represents them as an anchor.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:07pm
  207. ok that is backwards. And maybe Anderson Cooper needs to tell her that.

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:17pm
  208. go to hell you stupid bitch….have you walked in my shoes?….why would i make a choice that makes so many other people not like me?….who the f do you think you are making such a statement like that?….self righteous bitch!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:35pm
  209. Stupid slut wants more ratings.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:08am
  210. W. H. A. T??????????

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:38am
  211. Really. It has been proven that its not a choice. what a ankle pancake

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:38am
  212. Clearly, she was FOR us, she just didn’t word it properly:)))

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:38am
  213. lol so it’s not a choice to fuck your own damn family, ok~

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:39am
  214. not a lifestyle stupid bitch… you born this way…

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:39am
  215. -.- Homosexuality lifestyle isnt a choice! Im bisexual and I did not “choose” to be this way.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:39am
  216. She should mind her own fucking business and keep her menstrual face shut!

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:40am
  217. Bitch-whore!

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:40am
  218. Uh no, it is not a choice. There is no one who would chose to be hated, have no rights, be attacked physically and verbally. Ashleigh, grow up and get with the times. You are very ignorant. Reading what you stated reinforces what I tell my students about certain media resources are biased with how they report things, you are clearly ignorant and do not deserve being part of the media.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:42am
  219. exaclty jsut like beag gay is not chocie

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:43am
  220. She is clearly a bigot! Hold her down & defecate down her throat! Oh wait, she clarified herself. Sorry, I jumped to conclusions like 95% of the people who do not read the article. Forgive me.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:48am
  221. Reed’s exactly right. This knee-jerk reaction stuff is ridiculous.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:50am
  222. She obviously misspoke. It was obvious Before the update.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:50am
  223. She clarified her statements, case closed. i appreciate her show of support for the LGBT community.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:55am
  224. Cut her some slack, the anger should be directed to the idiot pastors! I think she was so disgusted with the pastors, that she got flustered with her wording. She def. didn’t mean any bad towards gays!

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:55am
  225. What do you expect Chris? We live in a sound byte nation, conditioned by easy marketing slogans with little regard for reflection or critical thinking. Let’s just kill her and ask questions later. Maybe we can turn it into a reality show competition.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:55am
  226. She then spewed that lgbt RELATIONSHIPS are a CHOICE. If she had not invited a kill gays tyrannical theocRAT to spew his violent shit, Banfield wouldn’t have said rapists don’t choose to rape but homos choose to be homos, & then lie about what she spewed

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:00am
  227. Wow.. Ok so if we should be put to death for being homosexual because that’s what is in the bible- then I every man who uses contraception, masturbates or pulls out when he has an orgasm in order to prevent pregnancy, anyone who eats pork, shrimp or various other foods are also going to be put to death also. And oh yea, you can’t forget all of us women have to move out of the city limits during our menstrual cycle and go into hiding. Just a few of the countless extremes stated in this 2000 year old book. Mind you, not a single word in the bible was written by God or even Jesus directly. These are stories and personal beliefs of many different people. If someone is going to go off one personal belief, why not go all out and take it to the next level? Smdh really? Oh, and here’s a fun fact; how many here has a New King James Version? Did you know that King James was a cold blooded murderer, rapist, pedophile AND he was bi. If I recall correctly he had a young boy castrated and then married him.. These ignorant fools claiming to be holy make me sick. I love God, I have my own relationship with Him, I pray every night and am at church every sunday. I know the bible through and through and NO, being gay is NOT a choice. I WAS born this way. And GOD LOVES ME JUST THE WAY I AM.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:21am
  228. Closed fuckin minds need to have their mouth fuckin to come with stabbled & duck tapped mouths. Along with bigots and hypcorites, bible humpers, should be all sent to the brumuta triangle. Throw their shit at them.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:29am
  229. The news anchor is not the story here—5 seconds of thinking about it makes it clear that she means that the VICTIMS of pedophilia have no choice, whereas people in same-sex relationships CHOOSE to engage in CONSENSUAL sex. She’s not even saying that we ‘choose’ to be gay.

    To quote Jed Bartlett, let’s keep our eye on the ball people! The pastor spouting hate speech is the issue here, NOT a news anchor who clumsily expressed herself.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:34am
  230. Is CNN turning into Fox News???

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:43am
  231. Maybe she’s shooting for a job with Fox…

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 2:41am
  232. Totally agree Jessica. You don’t want to lower yourself to the pastor’s level of anger towards us. It’s Gay pride Month, Just be prouder than ever and appreciate those who are FOR US! There are plenty out there!

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 2:47am
  233. Even the “relationships are chosen” part is still crap. Reverse roles…could she love a man and choose not to ever enter into a relationship with one? Could she deny herself men if that was the “norm” and date/marry a woman because that’s what is proper??
    You have a relationship with the person you love. You want to marry the person you love. We are all born with a sexual orientation, and the hating preachers need to realize that God made us this way and he doesn’t make mistakes.
    I’m glad she corrected herself and supports the lgbt community, but there is still that part about us being able to live without our love that’s a bit disturbing…they should try it sometime.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 2:50am
  234. Is she THAT stupid ???

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 2:56am
  235. If so many people here are opposed to bigotry, hatred, idiocy and ignorance, then why do they choose to use it when replying to this thread?

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 3:07am
  236. To quote Lady Gaga, ‘Born this Way’. When did my life become a lifestyle? Just asking why heterosexuals have a life, and we have a lifestyle? And WOW! CNN I think, make that, I demand an 0n air apology.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 3:17am
  237. You can’t “clarify” bigotry.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 3:22am
  238. She misspoke, my goodness people. Read before you comment.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 3:49am
  239. She could have better clarified her statement by saying gay relationships are consensual whereas the other two are not.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 4:29am
  240. Thank you Kathy

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 4:35am
  241. She just misspoke in my opinion, she’s on air and that’s stressful, probably just muddled her words up then she went ahead and apologized. I don’t feel the need to demonize her, we are all human and make mistakes

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 4:43am
  242. Glad I don’t make my mistakes on national TV!!

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 5:15am
  243. Omgosh!! So sad…once again!!:( ignorance is so not bliss

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 5:16am
  244. One more crazy Pastor…

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 5:18am
  245. you can tell by her wording that she just didnt speak in the correct order. She didnt mean that homosexuality is a choice, she obviously meant, it isnt a criminal act performed on someone against their will. To put incest and pedophilia in the same sentence is criminal in itself. I know two survivors of pedophilia and one was incestual. That crime itself is so henious and repulsive, that to compare it to two consenting adults in a relationship is vile. I think she was trying to make the right statement, just in the wrong way.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 5:45am
  246. Listening to her she is an LBGT supporter and just needed to clarify what she meant there is no harm there. On the other hand they pastor needs to be arrested for hate crimes. If it was an racial group he said it about he would be arrested.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 6:19am
  247. I’m glad to see that she has clarified her statement. After watching the video yesterday I felt that she just mispoke. I watch her on CNN all the time and know that she is a supporter of the LGBTQ community. Give her a break and be thankful we have her support.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 6:26am
  248. this is just unbelievable that a pastor would want the government to kill homosexuals, but HE would never lay a finger on them and ask for their salvation???how does this make any sense??? Thou shall not kill…but if it’s someone else is doing it, eh why not!

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 7:05am
  249. ..all I have to say is ”shut up….bitch”……lol

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 7:07am
  250. Ashleigh Banfield’s choice was to let that kill gays preacher incite violence against LGBTI people on a free Early Start bully pulpit

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 7:09am
  251. This headline is so misleading. You really have to read the article to understand what she was trying to say. She is on the right side of this, she just misspoke.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 7:46am
  252. Stfu

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 8:18am
  253. Just what sex are you, bit—–?

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 8:18am
  254. Ppl really need to read her correction, I believe her.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 8:22am
  255. Actually she is correct.Some homosexuals choose to live a “normal heterosexual”life while others,like me,don’t.I know a man who disclosed to his mother at the age of 13 that he was gay.He then got married at the age of 27 because he thought he fell in love.Isn’t that a laugh.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9:36am
  256. Are you kidding me? She actually sounds worse! I will never watch her show again!

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 10:07am
  257. Obviously, in her case, ignorance is bliss.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:56pm
  258. How is incest not a choice but being gay is a choice?

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 5:22pm
  259. An act of incest is a choice. Incest is an act. Being gay is desires one is born with for the same gender. I’m not going to get into the right or wrong about being gay just that it’s not a choice, Incest and those that abuse children are choices.

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 5:24pm
  260. how do you clarify that? really, I don’t care, I’m sick of being put in anything like the same sentence oas pediflies

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 6:13pm
  261. I have to say another example of stupidity and “only in the US will this happen!”

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 10:34pm
  262. I read the whole article, what i want to know is that in the rest of the world T is not banded together with gay, why is it only in America that T folk are called gay!

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 10:42pm
  263. The best way to stop people like this is to change the perception that T folk are not gay! Here in the UK this was done years ago so a TS woman would be seen as a “straight woman” – If a TS wants to be with a TS then that is a lifestyle choice but inherently everyone is born heterosexual

    Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 10:45pm