Ricky Gervais Says It's 'Child Abuse' Telling Your Child Being Gay Will Send Them to Hell

February 20th, 2012 5:55 PM

Appearing on CNN Thursday, comedian Ricky Gervais slammed certain fundamentalist Christians who warn their children that they will go to hell if they become gay. "That to me is child abuse," quipped Gervais on Piers Morgan Tonight.

"It's when I see some of these religious fundamentalists saying that they've told their five-year-old children that if they turn out gay, they will burn in hell. That to me is child abuse. That's nothing to do with religion or spirituality. That's child abuse," Gervais ranted. [Video below the break.]

Host Piers Morgan promptly teed him up to bash conservative Republicans by asking for his thoughts on the presidential race, given that some of the candidates oppose same-sex marriage due to their religious beliefs.

"Just because they're offended by someone being gay, it doesn't mean they're right," Gervais answered, and posed that the candidates should themselves try being gay. "See how much you like it," he said.