When "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson recently sat down for an interview with Larry King, the veteran talk show host dove into contentious territory, asking, "Do you think people choose to be gay?"
Robertson wasted no time in delivering an honest response, explaining that he's not sure where he stands, especially in the wake of controversy surrounding comments made about homosexuality and the Bible by his father, patriarch Phil Robertson.
"Larry, I’m trying to figure that out right now. I really am since the controversy and since I know all these people — and if the thought is ‘I’m born this way,'" he said. "I don't know. I’m trying to figure out myself through the passages, because I always have to look to 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."
Robertson went on to say that he's not the judge and that he believes only God can change peoples' hearts and lives.
"I'm not the judge. God’s going to be the judge, so it’s not my job to convince people to change their lives — it's really through Jesus," he said. "If I just introduce them to Jesus, he’ll do that."
The "Duck Dynasty" star also spoke about the power of faith, noting that the Robertsons have done everything in their lives — marriage, school and other major milestones — through the lens of their belief in and reliance upon God.
"We’ve always lived our lives that way. It’s worked for us," he said, telling King that he never doubts his faith. "People without faith — it’s really just a good game of luck … we’re going off the premise that there’s something beyond this life."
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The reality TV star also discussed his career and how his family stays humble in light of their increasing fame and fortune.
"I think it’s tough when you go from zero to hero that fast, because you don’t want to make mistakes," Robertson said, going on to note that he and his family members hold one another accountable and help keep each other grounded.