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Sit-down: Morgan twice involved Ahmadinejad¿s children in his questions, asking him what he would do if one of them was gay - and asking how he would feel if one of them were dating a Jew
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "Homosexuality ceases procreation...proper education must be given"


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sits down with Piers Morgan for an exclusive hour-long interview that airs on the backdrop of this week's United Nations General Assembly meeting. As part of a conversation that covers everything from politics to love, and Israel to Libya, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host also inquires about social issues, including homosexuality.

"Shouldn’t freedom and individuality and all those things also extend to people who just happen to be gay? Who were born gay. They weren’t made gay," says Morgan. "Wouldn’t it be great for the President of Iran to say you know something, everyone’s entitled to be whatever sexuality they are born to be? That would be a great symbol of freedom."

"Do you really believe that someone is born homosexual?" says Iran's 6th president, answering a question with one of his own. "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?"

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