American Idol Runner-Up Says She Chose to Be Gay and Is Now Choosing to Be Straight

La’Porsha Renae, a finalist in the last season of the American Idol competition, is in hot water again with the LGBT community.

Last year, when she was asked about the anti-LGBT law in Mississippi, Renae said: “I am one of the people who don’t really agree with that lifestyle. I wasn’t brought up that way. It wasn’t how I was raised.” She added that she has “a lot of friends and a lot of people that I love dearly who are gay and homosexual and they’re such sweet, nice people.”

But her comments were extremely offensive, and she later attempted an apology. “I can understand when I read it back why people were offended and for that I deeply apologize because I wasn’t trying to offend anyone by what I said, I was just trying to honestly answer a question that actually caught me off-guard. It was supposed to be an interview about singing, and it became political and I’m not a political person, at all.”

However, now she is talking about her time as a gay woman and how she chose to become straight again.



When a Twitter told her that sexuality wasn’t a choice, Renae responded with:


She then responded further in an email to the Huffington Post:

“I decided to be heterosexual because I felt like that’s the life God intended me to live. My response to your skepticism is that many people walk many different strokes of life. Some people believe they chose homosexuality and some believe they didn’t. Who’s to say one is wrong? It’s not fair to generalize anyone’s sexuality or walk of life.”

She went on to add that her message if getting jumbled:

“Let people believe what they want to believe about themselves. Life can be a complex thing. It’s not always black or white. I took a journey and became more grounded in my faith, and decided that I wanted to live a heterosexual life. The main point I want people to take away from my Tweets is that we are all shaped by different experiences, and we should all love and respect one another. We don’t have to have the same truths or personal belief systems to love one another and get along. I have homosexual friends and family. I believe in God and Jesus, my christ and savior, yet i have CLOSE friends who are atheists, friends who are Muslims, friends who are Jewish, friends who are transgender and believe God gave them the wrong body… We ALL LOVE ONE ANOTHER.”

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