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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Compares Gays To Alcoholics

Jim Burroway

June 12th, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was in San Francisco, totally not running for President (wink, wink!) at the Commonwealth Club. He was asked about the Texas Republican Party’s endorsement of ex-gay therapy, which California has banned for minors. (That law is currently being challenged in Federal court.)

In response to an audience question about it Wednesday night, Perry said he did not know whether the therapy worked. Commonwealth Club interviewer Greg Dalton then asked him whether he believes homosexuality is a disorder.

“Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that,” Perry said. “I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.”



Bose in St. Peter MN
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And this was the money quote, at least for me, from SFGate:

The large crowd gathered at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel on Nob Hill included many Perry supporters. But the comment still drew a murmur of disbelief.

Perry still doesn’t get it that this nutty stuff marks him as Dubya 2.0, even among his supporters.

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Contact the Texas GOP:

June 12th, 2014 | LINK

From the rumors, apparently Ricky-boy knows all too well about repressing one’s sexuality to conform with religious beliefs. They’re only rumors, but where there’s smoke…

Richard Rush
June 12th, 2014 | LINK

I would have phrased it differently: “I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual [religion] issue the same way.”

There is a mountain of evidence showing that excessive consumption of religion, and to a lesser extent, alcohol, have caused a great deal of human suffering, but I’ve never seen evidence that homosexuality causes any more human suffering that heterosexuality. If anything, I’d say heterosexuals cause more suffering due to their penchant for reckless irresponsible breeding, thereby producing children that they often don’t want and/or are ill-equipped to care for.

Gregory Peterson
June 12th, 2014 | LINK

You can safely operate heavy machinery while under the influence of Gay.

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Personally, I blame his parents.

Edwin of Colorado
June 12th, 2014 | LINK

I personally think Ricky Boy Is A bit of a nut! I just don’t understand why they we can’t have a decent “LIFE STYLE”
that he has.
It makes me wonder sometimes how many gay’s are in their families they are hiding or still in the closets.

June 12th, 2014 | LINK

That’s fine, I compare him to an idiot

June 13th, 2014 | LINK

So, is it okay if I restrict my homosexuality to social events and occasionally with dinner?

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Everyone else gets to have a life. We only get to have a lifestyle.

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the solution to that, is to pray the alcohol away.

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