Appearing on CNN on Thursday morning, evangelical Pastor Rick Warren controversially said that churches are "probably" responsible for some of the negative attitudes towards gay Americans.
His words kicked off extensive debate on Reddit, with some users claiming that his admission is like saying the sky is blue and water is wet.
In the past Warren has taken heat from liberals for his opposition to gay marriage, especially after he was invited to speak at Obama's inauguration. Warren campaigned in favor of California's proposition 8, and once compared same-sex marriage to the marriage of siblings - a statement that he later retracted.
On Wednesday night's Piers Morgan Show Warren took a less sympathetic stand on homosexuality, "comparing being gay to taking arsenic and punching someone in the nose," Mediaite reports.