Sally Field has long been a proponent and friend of the LGBT community. In a recent SiriusXM interview with Jess Cagle, the editorial director for People and Entertainment Weekly, Field talked about her gay son, Sam, who in 2012 presented her with the Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality Award, and gave some advice to parents whose children had come out.
"Don't be frightened, don't put your own prejudices or fears about sexuality on your children," she said. "Sexuality is a human glorious part of existence and in Sam's case, certainly nature told him what to do, it wasn't something he looked to be. And he found it difficult to grapple with what nature had said you are."
Field then touched on the parents who have religious hang-ups about accepting their children for who they are, saying it "horrifies" her that parents can disapprove on basis of religion or what the bible says. "It's not against nature if nature has actually done this," she said. "Sam was always Sam - this wonderful human that he is - from the time he was born." Watch below.