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When asked whether or not homosexuality was a disorder, Texas Governor Rick Perry had this to say, speaking at a Christian Science Monitor event held on 6/19/14 in San Francisco:
"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 as the same way."
While this won't surprise 99% of us on here, as Rick Perry has long since shown his ignorance on the issue, and has a rolodex of dumb comments that are only rivaled by the great, native Texan flub artist G.W. himself, I thought it worth pointing out anyways.
This man is serious about bidding for the 2016 Commander-in-Chief position. And the GOP are seriously considering him for the nomination. While he repeatedly pushed the idea on CNN's Crossfire that this comment shouldn't be of any focus because he believes that social issues should be left up to the states and the psychiatrists, still his opinion and views matter. And being a governor of a state, especially as one as large as Texas, your views on social issues matter.
Equating being homosexual to having the disease of alcoholism.. I guess I've heard the comparison before. I'm honestly just shocked that with the tidal wave of change throughout the country toward gay rights, gay marriage acceptance, and overall more equality on the issue that Gov. Rick Perry hasn't begun to evolve with the times. Yet another example that the dinosaurs in the GOP party aren't listening, or refusing to. Either way, they continue to alienate and repeat the same ol' nonsense.