John M. Becker

Rick Perry: Being Gay is Like Being an Alcoholic

Filed By John M. Becker | June 12, 2014 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: alcoholism, choice myth, dumbass award, ex-gay therapy, false equivalency, idiot alert, lifestyle choice, Rick Perry

"Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that. 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."

-- Rick Perry, the Tea Party Republican Governor of Texas, answering a question last night at the Commodore Club of California about whether or not he views homosexuality as a disorder. Gay rumors have dogged Perry for years.

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