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Thompson to appear at CMAs with homophobic singer.

By Matt Corley  

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On Oct. 24, country singer John Rich, one half of Big & Rich, controversially compared homosexuality to incest. Rich was explaining on a radio show that he was supporting Fred Thompson because he agrees with him on issues such as gay marriage:

johnrich_full.jpgI think if you legalize that, you’ve got to legalize some other things that are pretty unsavory. You can call me a radical, but how can you tell an aunt that she can’t marry her nephew if they are really in love and sharing the bills? How can you tell them they can’t get married, but something else that’s unnatural can happen?

Rich has apologized for his comments. Apparently that is good enough for Thompson, who will appear with Rich tonight at the Country Music Awards in Nashville.

UPDATE: Coincidentally, Thompson also appeared today on the Steve Gill Show, where Rich first made his controversial comments.

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