A Straight Guy Was Brought To Tears After He Asked LGBT People If They Would Choose To Be Gay Or Straight

Chris Thompson’s powerful video has received hundreds of thousands of views. H/T Upworthy.

1. This is Chris Thompson, a popular vlogger from California.

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?”

3. He goes on to say: “I have a lot of LGBTQ people following this channel and on social media. So I ask them the question, ‘If you could choose to be gay or straight, what would you choose?’”

4. The responses moved him to tears.

5. As he breaks down, Thompson says: “Sorry, guys. It’s just… It’s sad.”

6. “So don’t take my word for any of this. Listen to them.”

7. “And if you think being gay is a choice, and you want to hide behind the Bible, show me the verse where God says being gay is a choice.”

8. Watch the full video here.

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Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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