2. He was moved to ask his followers about homosexuality after watching a shocking video made by Daniel Pearce, 19, from Georgia.
Pearce was abused by his family after he came out, and his footage of the abuse quickly went viral. As a result thousands of dollars were raised for him and for LGBT groups.
Thompson was hugely moved by the footage. On his video, he says: “Listen to the hate and anger in those people’s voices. Is that really what God wants?”