On Monday on Larry King Now, Willie Robertson said that since the controversy over his father’s statements on homosexuality in GQ last year, he was still in the process of trying to figure out for himself what the Scripture and his experience told him about whether or not homosexuality was a choice.
When King pressed Robertson on the family’s response to his father’s controversial statements, he reiterated what his family has said from the beginning: “We love everybody”:
We stood by our father. We stood by him as a family again… What I want people to know and what we’ve said over and over and over is that we love everybody.
Robertson said that their family stands firmly by their faith, but added that he is unsure about what he believes about whether or not people are “born gay”:
Since the controversy and since I know all these people, and if the thought is, “I’m born this way,” I don’t know. I’m trying to figure out myself though the passages. Because I always have to look through the Scriptures to see what’s there, and then I put it up against people, put my time in, so I’ve spent time with people.
In the end, Robertson said, God is the judge and it his and his family’s responsibility to love and respect others:
I’m not the judge. God’s gonna be the judge…All I can do on the surface is love people, accept people, be kind and be respectful to people and I think as a family that’s what we do.
Partial transcript via Fox News.