Actress Sally Field this week expressed difficulty in understanding why some parents reject their children because of their sexuality.

Field, who currently appears in the film Hello, My Name is Doris, has a gay son, Sam Greisman, whom she has publicly supported.

“Sexuality is a glorious part of human existence,” she said during an EW Radio town hall on SiriusXM. “In Sam's case, nature told him what to be. … I welcomed him to welcome himself and find that part of his life.”

Field also had advice for parents with children who are struggling with their sexuality: “First of all, don't be frightened. And don't put your own prejudices or fears about sexuality – your own fears about sexuality – on your children.”

“What horrifies me,” she continued, “is that there are parents who so disapprove, who are so brainwashed to think that this is something out of the Bible or ungodly or against nature. It’s not against nature if nature has actually done this.”

“Sam was always Sam, this wonderful human that he is, from the time he was born.”

“Some people actually shut their children out of the house when they’re young, they’re teenagers – they’re having a hard enough time trying to be teenagers and own any part of sexuality. I’m still trying to figure it out!” she added.