Morgan Freeman calls believing being gay is choice 'the height of ignorance'

Sat. October 26, 2013 9:23 AM by

Hollywood, CA - Actor Morgan Freeman has described the idea that being gay is a choice as "ignorant."

The 76-year-old Freeman made the comment in remarks to the Daily Beast to promote his upcoming film Last Vegas, which opens November 1.

Interviewer Marlow Stern remarked: "I know that you're a big proponent of gay rights, and I spoke with Lee Daniels recently who told me it is 'The Civil Rights Movement of our time.'"

"Oh, absolutely it is," Freeman responded. "I'm in show business and I'm an ex-dancer. I have an enormous number of gay friends. Marginalizing people for that?These people who are ignorant enough to think that being gay is a 'chosen lifestyle?' That's the height of ignorance. It's like saying being black is a chosen lifestyle. Get out of here!"

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