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Ted Nugent ‘Repulsed’ by Gay Sex But Loves the Gays

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Ted Nugent appeared on Piers Morgan this week, and shared a unique view on gays. It’s hard to hate Ted, as he sticks by his beliefs but also doesn’t trample on the rights of individuals to be who they are.

He says, “I’m repulsed at the concept of man on man sex, I think it’s against nature. I think it’s strange as hell. But if that’s what you are, I love you.”

Here’s that conversation, only a chunk of a lively interview:

MORGAN: Well, yes, except that Kobe Bryant was fined 100,000 dollars for using a gay slur during a Lakers’ game. And Ted, you wrote a piece after and I’m going to read what you said here. You said that homosexuals are the most protected class of people in America.

And you said, and I quote, “The NBA should hold homosexual night during halftime and homosexuals could come down on the court, hold hands, prance around the court to music by The Village People.” You also said that homosexuality was morally wrong.

NUGENT: That’s like Clapton trap. No, let’s put it this way. If you’re gay, have a nice day. I could give a rat’s ass. I don’t —

MORGAN: Are you homophobic?

NUGENT: Not at all, no.

MORGAN: Would you be happy if one of your —

NUGENT: I’m heterophiliac.

MORGAN: What’s a heterophiliac?

NUGENT: It means I’m hopelessly addicted to women — woman.

MORGAN: Right. If one of your children came up and say, Dad, I’m gay. How would you react to that?

NUGENT: I’d say, get the gun, let’s go kill a deer. Inconsequential.

MORGAN: You wouldn’t mind morally?

NUGENT: Not at all. I am repulsed at the concept of man on man sex. I think it’s against nature. I think it’s strange as hell. But if that’s what you are, I love you.

MORGAN: But do you believe it’s morally wrong? You have suggested that before.

NUGENT: You know, I’m not going to judge another’s morals.

MORGAN: You judge people all the time.

NUGENT: Yes, sometimes you have to. I have to judge my bass player, and that’s why I’ve got the greatest bass player in the world. No. I say live and let live. Like I said, gay? Go nuts. Martians? Cool. I really don’t care.

MORGAN: If one of your kids — for argument sake — came up and said, Dad —

NUGENT: I wish you could meet all my kids. They’re all wonderful.

MORGAN: I’d love to. I’d love to. I’m sure they’d be very entertaining. If they came back and said, Dad, I’ve got some bad news. I’m gay. I’m a vegan. I don’t believe in hunting. I don’t believe in firearms.

NUGENT: Go nuts.

MORGAN: Happy.

NUGENT: Absolutely happy.

MORGAN: Welcoming, family values guy.

NUGENT: Ultimately — ultimately, all that stuff is inconsequential for the spirit of an individual. I have friends that are vegans, and we love each other. I have friends that are gay. I have friends that hate guns, but I’m going to fix them.

  • Sethjj1975

    Non-issue. I know plenty of gay boys that squeal in horror and disgust at the mere mention of vagina, so I don’t really see what was so offensive about his statement. It goes against his nature so it freaks him out, but there wasn’t an ounce of the usual hateful rhetoric we usually hear from the conservative set. I’m by no means a big Nugent fan, and his NRA craziness is a bit off-putting, but this interview just didn’t offend me, I’m much more apt to be offended about his remarks on Obama and/or Hillary Clinton.

  • Wuvsy Kins

     The “I’m going to fix them,” bit frightens me. o.o

  • R

     is there “more to the i’m going to fix them” bit cause if that statement is taken out of context which it implies here then he’s in a whole lot of shit. sadly this is 1 of those hate the sin not the sinner but in reality when u hate the sin u automatically hate the sinner. there is no way of hiding it. 

  • Dennis Phillips

     i think Ted was referring to the friends who hate guns, because as we all know, Ted is an avid hunter. i believe he has issues towards the gay community but i don’t believe his is a radical anti gay religious nut out to fix the gay “lifestyle”

  • Anonymous

    We can look at the Bible and read what it says. The old testament is a lot of laws that people tend to pick and choose what they want to believe. for example in Leviticus 11 the whole chapter talks about what you can and cannot eat (like pigs and shellfish). it is called “an abomination”. also in Leviticus the entire chapter speaks of the 7 Holy Days that nobody but the Jewish and 7th day adventist still keep. Exodus 21 verse 20 and 21 reads as follows: If a man beats his manservant or maidservant that they die, they shall surely be punished, but if that servant live a day or two,, the owner shall not be punished for he is his property. So, homosexuality as an old law is irrelevant to most religions. Now the new testament. Romans 1. One of the most famous argurnments. Let’s read what it says. abbreviated it says “women with women, men with men (saying its wrong). read it again. it is plural with plural (two or more with two or more). That’s applicable to heterosexuality also (adultery). why? Because it arouses suspicion and jealousy. it speaks nothing of a loving gay couple or about them raising children. There is only a problem with  gays or lesbians raising children because ignorant heterosexuals say it is. It doesn’t mean it is. And by the way, all, and I mean ALL of my gay friends put God first in their lives and I am tired of people saying Gays cannot and do not love God.

  • What a crock. Sorry, it didn’t work Ted.

  • Crystal Henze

    That bit was specifically referenced to people who hate guns so unless you fall into that category I think you’ll be just fine

  • Alicia Cram

    It doesn’t help that the person doing the interview insists on interrupting Mr. Nugent  every time he starts to answer as if trying to force him to say he has a problem with it. Mr. Nugent has always classically said he doesn’t care what a person does, but WHO they are. Read into it if you like or just take it as what he says: its inconsequential to the spirit of the person. IE He doesn’t care who they are sleeping with, that isn’t the whole its only a part. Same with eating meat or liking guns. its just a part.

  • Stephanie Timmons

    I am rather impressed by his view on this – I had thought that he was probably a pretty big homophobe. I can understand his views, too, since a lot of people like to say “whatever floats your boat”.

  • Dean Hutchinson

    So Nugent calls himself a “heterophiliac”, eh? He reminds me of an early-18th-century homophobe who defensively (oh why do they always sound so defensive?) established
    his heterosexual credentials by calling himself “Philogynus” (i.e.
    “Woman-lover”) —- while hauling out to attack homosexuals. Here’s
    what he said in the London Journal of May 14, 1726: “If the Legislature
    had not taken prudent Measures to suppress such base and irregular
    Actions, Women would have been a Piece of useless Work in the Creation,
    since Man, superior Man, has found out one of his own Likeness and
    Nature to supply his lascivious Necessities.”
    Now
    if that doesn’t reveal straight homophobes’ subconscious fear of being
    homosexual, I don’t know what does. “No enemy is so monstrous as that
    which one fears lurking within oneself”, writes historian Rictor Norton
    in “Mother Clap’s Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England 1700-1830”.