A Christian mother sparked outrage live on Good Morning Britain as she insisted that being gay is a choice – and nobody is born homosexual.
Izzy Montague went on a bizarre rant about how her religious beliefs would make it impossible for her to be gay, and admitted she may have had some homosexual feelings that she has suppressed.
During her eye-opening argument, Izzy told gay dad Tom Cox that teaching children about LGBT people in school is morally wrong and taxpayers’ money shouldn’t go towards pushing the “gay agenda”.
Staying calm, Tom explained: “My son is five years old. He is living and breathing two dads, this is normal to him.
“Homophobia is taught, you’re not born with it. What you are born with is your sexual preference, you’re either gay or you’re not.”
But shaking her head violently, Izzy said: “No, I don’t agree with that. Of course I believe it’s a choice. I made a choice on what I think is right or wrong. I don’t remember ever thinking ‘am I gay or am I straight?’
“Even if I was gay, I personally believe I would – based on my belief – think a heterosexual relationship is the right course of action for me.
“No one has forced you to be in a gay relationship. It’s a decision you made. It’s a preference.”
The religious mum added: “There’s the feelings of being gay, where you say ‘well, I have an attraction to the same sex’ and there’s the actual homosexual lifestyle. I have a heterosexual lifestyle.”
“So when did you come out as straight?” Tom asked her.
“I never came out of straight,” she shot back.
“[But] I haven’t had those feelings possibly because I’ve suppressed them because I don’t think it’s right, I personally haven’t had those feelings ‘cos I’ve not allowed myself to have them,” Izzy added.