Justin Bieber: being gay is a decision and abortion is wrong

Charlie - posted on 02/18/2011 ( 29 moms have responded )

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Fresh from winning a Brit award, teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber has suggested that homosexuality is a choice and that abortion is wrong even when pregnancy is caused by rape.

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he appeared to label homosexuality as a choice rather than something that is uncontrollable.

He also spoke out against abortion even when pregnancy is caused by rape, saying “everything happens for a reason.”

The interview for next month’s Rolling Stone magazine has been distributed via blogs.

When asked what his views on homosexuality are, Bieber responded: “It’s everyone’s own decision to do that. It doesn’t affect me and shouldn’t affect anyone else.”

It is not clear whether he intended to label homosexuality as a lifestyle choice.

Bieber’s position stands in contrast with that of Lady Gaga who last year said: “there are some people in this world that believe being gay is a choice. It’s not a choice, we’re born this way.” Her single ‘Born This Way’ has been described as the new gay anthem by Sir Elton John.

In his interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Bieber went on to say “I think you should just wait for the person you’re … in love with,” when asked about abstinence.

Despite his strong Christian background he did not argue against pre-martial sex.

“I really don’t believe in abortion,” he told the magazine “I think [an embryo] is a human. It’s like killing a baby.”

He added that while it is “really sad” for a woman to become pregnant after being raped, he claimed that “everything happens for a reason.”

“I don’t know how that would be a reason,” he added. “I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”

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Johnny - posted on 02/19/2011

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It would piss me off a great deal....if I thought that he had the education, life experience and exposure to ideas that might have allowed him to come to those conclusions for himself. He's 16 and lives in a bubble. Right now, all he knows is what his family and handlers tell him. What irritates me is the media asking some ignorant kid important questions like that. I wonder how some 14 year old gay kid who loves him some Bieber feels when reading something like that? The adults involved in this whole thing bear an enormous responsibility. But the media machine loves to tart up and over sexualize our youth and then turn around and tell them that they are bad people for acting on it. This is just another example

Nikki - posted on 02/19/2011

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I just can't understand why they would ask a 16 year old questions like that. The whole thing is stupid, really what could a 16 year old straight virgin pop star contribute to such complex issues.

Pansy - posted on 02/23/2011

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How silly ... Julianne, did you *chose* to date a guy? Sounds like perhaps you are bi-sexual? If you are equally attracted to both men and women, but chose a guy, that sounds like bi to me. Just saying ... I know I didn't chose anything ... I am and have always been attracted to men. I never had to think about it. It's just part of me. No different than a gay person has an attraction to the same sex.

JB is a baby, he shouldn't have been asked the questions, and he has no life experiences to truly draw on.

Charlie - posted on 02/23/2011

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Julianne you CHOOSE to date a person you are biologically inclined to be attracted to a particular sex ... for you that is the male sex .

And yes intolerance is vile , if anything were to be evil it would be the continuation of intolerance towards certain groups of people in our own human race .

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No I didn't say you were ignorant, I said your post shows ignorance on homosexuality - there is a big difference!

I have never said that if you (general) date a man it is a choice you are making any more than I would ever think if you dated a woman you would be making a choice, in the same way that I find ginger hair attractive another may not - I am of the midset that most people fall in love with people not gender. But it wasn't the choice part that I found to show ignorance of homosexuality, I can understand that there is aways an element of choice over whom we date (we could just choose not to date anyone) it was the fact that in being homosexual you are being taught to be something your not that I found to show ignorance of homosexuality because when something is innate within you you are being something else by denying it! If parents were encouraging their children to be something else other than a heterosexual how would you explain the homosexual children of homophobic parents, who cannot accept their child is homosexual, no person wants that hate and abandonment from their parents.

As for tolerance, as a religious person you should be tolerant of everyone, we are not here to judge others but to show patience and love to our fellow mankind, even if we feel they have strayed from the rightous path (I am not saying that homosexuals have strayed or are sinners because I do not believe they are in any way sinning or doing anything wrong).

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Alison - posted on 02/25/2011

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Yeah, why the heck do we all care what Justin Bieber has to say about these issues???

Refer to the post on brains not being fully developed before age 25...

Haley - posted on 02/25/2011

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Everyone has their own opinions and always will. I don't see any problem with it.

Starr - posted on 02/24/2011

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So what if he did intend to make these comments?! So what if he does think being gay is a choice? So what if he doesn't like abortion? He isn't alone on these subjects. These are matters that not everyone will EVER agree on. Good for him for speaking his mind. Just because he is a celebrity doesn't mean he should have to hold a "politically correct" opinion.

Alecia - posted on 02/24/2011

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first of all he is 16 and shouldnt be asked these questions by an interviewer. but he loves Ellen and she's gay. i think he just meant that it shouldnt bother anyone if someone is gay. the abortion thing i dnt think he really has a right to say becuz he could never get pregnant. i am married and have a daughter and if i was raped and found out i was pregnant i prbly would terminate it bcuz to me the pregnancy and the child would be a reminder of the awful event that happened to me. he's 16 so i dont give it too much thought and dnt think others really should either. and i think "Born This Way" is an anthem for EVERYONE!! i LOVE Lady Gaga!! ♥

Jackie - posted on 02/24/2011

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@ Schmoopy - I agree. I feel the same way.

Now, I'll just get my popcorn, sit back, and watch the cat fight that is about to take place....

Just goes to show that even some ADULTS shouldn't open their mouths to answer something they have no clue about... smdh.

Schmoopy - posted on 02/24/2011

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Jackie -Rae, I didn't mean that 16-year-olds are incapable of having opinions. But you have to admit that their view of the world is fairly limited by their lack of life experience. It's quite possible his opinion will change drastically once he reaches adulthood. Yet the damage he will have caused has already been done.

Yes, I agree - he's entitled to his opinion. But he should grow up before he decides he's ready to share it. His celebrity holds him to a higher standard - he has a responsibility to the public to consider how he will affect the conversation by making his opinion known.

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"and yes i believe its a choice, one encouraged by the parents. instead of celebrating the fact that they were created as boys or girls they are encouraged to look at being something else."



Say whaaa?!?! My sister is gay and she was raised in the same house in the same way by the same parents that my brother and I were. We're both straight. Riddle me that...

Julianne - posted on 02/23/2011

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nope, not ignorance, just truth. Why is it that when i date a guy its a choice but if i dated a women it would be because i was born that way? there are so many double standards in the whole tolerance thing that its laughable. i have to be tolerant while my children are taught things i dont believe or support but if i happen to pray with my kids at school i have to be careful cause i might offend someone. you want me to be tolerant and accepting but you wont accept that I have different views then you. Because they are different they MUST be wrong and mean that i am ignorant.

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Wow Julianne, I am speechless, your post shows pure ignorance on homosexuality and couldn't be further from the truth - it is not about trying to be something else it is about trying to be who you are and accepting who you are!

Jackie - posted on 02/23/2011

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I do NOT think he is too young to "know how he feels", I just think that he's too young to know what effect it will have by putting his beliefs and opinions out in the public eye.
If those are his views, he's entitled to them even if he's 16...

Schmoopy - posted on 02/23/2011

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This is why young people aren't ready for celebrity. He's too young to know how he feels about anything! How can we expect him to have a political agenda all figured out??? And yet he has an inappropriate amount of power to influence people just b/c he's famous. It's not fair to him or the rest of his fans who take his opinions as gospel.

Julianne - posted on 02/23/2011

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why is it not ok for this 16 year old to have these opinions but people let there the 13 and 14 year olds decide if they want to be gay or straight? and yes i believe its a choice, one encouraged by the parents. instead of celebrating the fact that they were created as boys or girls they are encouraged to look at being something else.

Jackie - posted on 02/21/2011

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First - he's what, 16?

Second - if that's what he believes, fine! How much wisdom and life experience must he have? I mean, really?

Third - He cannot possibly know what the impact of answering those questions would have and he shouldn't have even been asked them.

Forth - I don't think he meant that being gay is a choice.

Brittanie - posted on 02/20/2011

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I completely believe he meant to each their own, and not that he thought homosexuality is a choice. He is a 16 year old boy - I don't think he is watching what he says so closely so that adults with nothing better to do could not twist his words.

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Lacye when he is asked questions unless he is told by his PR not to answer them he will answer them. It's really harsh to wish anyone get raped in anyway regardless of their opinion on pregnancy from rape and abortion. He actually said... “I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.” at the end of that statement, so he admited he hasn't been in that position to judge his reaction to it, hence he doesn't really know what he would do in the situation.



I also honestly don't think he was sayng being gay was a choice, more to each their own he said..."It doesn’t affect me and shouldn’t affect anyone else.”. He wasn't being nasty or homophobic.



Let's not forget he most likely wasn't expecting these questions and was most likely thrown and answered with the first thing that came to mind - not necessarily wording his responses in the most coherant ways.

Starr - posted on 02/19/2011

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Yes he is a child and shold not have been asked those questions to begin with. But, with that being said. I still hold the same views on homosexuality and abortion as I hold today. He could be going on things he has been told but doesn't mean 15 years from now he wont hold the same opinion.

Lacye - posted on 02/19/2011

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It may be harsh but still. He shouldn't be making comments on things that he really doesn't know about.

Lacye - posted on 02/19/2011

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let's see a show of hands that want to watch Justin Bieber get ass raped and then asked if his views on a pregnancy from rape is the same. Anybody besides me?

Being gay is not a choice. Why would a person choose to be discriminated against? Why would a person choose to have people make horrible jokes about them? People like him make me sick.

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I agree with Ashley and Nikki, this is a child who has been asked very random questions, he has yet to really live to form his own opinions. I know that if you asked me my opinion of ethical things at his age they were based on what I had been told rather than me actually holding my own opinions.



I also agree that from that quote it seems he may be being misinterpreted on his stance of homosexuality, it sounded to me like he was saying toeach their own rather than it is a choice per se. He doesn't sound as though he is condemning homosexuals.



Edited to add in words missed (if you asked my opinion at his age rather than just if you asked my opinion).

Ashley - posted on 02/18/2011

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Ok I just want to point out that he is a child himself and should not off been asked what his views are. he doesent have any experience his views are are what others have told him so far. What he said about being gay i beleive is being twisted i just got that people should be able to be who they are and others should leave them alone and to him a young male child of course he is going to think abortion is killing a baby he knows nothing about it. I really hope this doesent become a big deal for him.

Amber - posted on 02/18/2011

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Just another reason for me to think he's annoying. He's a child; he really has no idea what the world is like yet. And I would assume that he probably hasn't done any real research on either subject. He's just passing along what somebody else told him to think.

I do hate it when just about any celebrity starts talking about politics though. Most of them have not done the research to really have an informed opinion. Yet they feel the need to express an uninformed opinion to the public. Many of whom will blindly follow because they think being a celebrity must mean that you have some exclusive knowledge that scientists and researchers don't have.

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