The View co-host Sherri Shepherd has apologized for comments many viewed as anti-gay.

“Working on a talk show that's centered in the opinion business, there's been several things that I've shared in the press that have upset people, and typically I don't respond to the criticism,” Shepherd said during Tuesday's program. “However, I'd like to say I'm truly sorry to anyone I've offended with the viewpoints I expressed on Alicia Menendez Tonight on the Fusion network. My interview was misrepresented, and only a portion of my comments were used as a headline to give the impression that I was condemning members of the LGBT community living in their own truth. In the interview, I express I was raised as a child to have a certain set of beliefs, but my beliefs have evolved significantly as my own personal relationship with Christ has increased.”

Shepherd told Menendez that the biggest misconception about her is that people believe she's homophobic.

“You grow up being a Christian and you grow up believing homosexuality is a sin; you're going to hell if you're a homosexual. This is something that they teach in churches. So it's something I grew up believing.”

“I might not agree with your lifestyle, but I love you. You may not agree with my lifestyle, but you love me,” she said.

Shepherd added that she won't argue that being gay is a choice.

“If you tell me, 'Sherri, I was born gay,' okay I'm not going to argue with you, because I can't tell you how you feel and what's going on inside,” she said.

(Related: Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis apologizes for calling gays “more pervert.”)