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Watch Piers Morgan's 'very lively' debate with Ahmadinejad about homosexuality

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Sept. 24, 2012 at 4:27 PM   |   Comments

Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The two men also struck up a heated debate about homosexuality when the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host asked "Wouldn't it be great for the President of Iran to say, you know something, everyone is entitled to be the sexuality they were born to be?"

Speaking through an interpreter, Ahmadinejad responded, "Do you really believe that someone is born homosexual?"

When Morgan replied that he "absolutely believed so," Ahmadinejad said:

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?

Morgan also asked the president what he would do if one of his three children were born gay, to which Ahmadinejad said:

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.

Morgan's full interview with the Iranian president airs Monday night at 9pm. Morgan hinted at the tone of their conversation via tweet:


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