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Media Firestorm as Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality to Alcoholism
Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo

Posted on 06/13/2014 3:00:11 PM PDT by juliosevero


Media Firestorm as Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality to Alcoholism

By Julio Severo

Texas Governor Rick Perry has caused a firestorm by comparing homosexuality to a disorder that people can avoid like alcoholism at an event in San Francisco.

Rick Perry
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, even though most of the event focused on economic issues, Perry was provocatively asked about the Texas Republican Party’s approval of platform language allowing Texans to seek voluntary counseling to leave the homosexual lifestyle. Perry responded to the question by saying that he did not know whether such so-called “reparative therapy” worked. 

The Chronicle then reported that Perry was asked by the event’s moderator if he considered homosexuality to be a disorder. Perry responded, “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.”

The Chronicle added that while the event in famously-liberal San Francisco was packed with Republicans, there was an audible mumbling immediately after the remark.

Decades ago, Democrats and other liberals began with “audible mumblings” about views of homosexuality as abnormal or vice. Today, they are stridently combative against any one espousing conservative moral stances. Signs to come about future Republicans?

The same provocative question that was asked from Perry could also have been asked from Vladimir Putin, the Russian president. Considering that before the Ukraine crisis the Western media, especially the U.S. media, was obsessed about putting Russia in a firestorm for its law banning homosexual propaganda, any negative answer from Putin about homosexuality is sure to provoke more storms — and “audible mumblings” from Republicans.

In fact, Dr. Scott Lively, author of “The Pink Swastika,” has commented that the Ukraine crisis, which has been fomented for years by George Soros and neocons, happened to provoke Russia as a possible answer to Russia taking a stand against homosexual propaganda in its society.

If even among Republicans Perry’s soft opposition to homosexuality has caused a “audible mumbling,” what about if he signed, as Putin did, a law banning homosexual propaganda in Texas?

His enemies would need a “Ukraine crisis” to deflect his anti-homosexuality measures.

“Lucky” are the Saudi kings, because they can comfortably navigate through the U.S. media and government and go unchallenged about Saudi Arabia murdering homosexuals. There are no protests by Democrats and Republicans. There are no sanctions by Democrats and Republicans. And there are no “audible mumblings” by Democrats and Republicans.

Besides, the U.S. Embassy, which has hoisted the homosexual flag in some nations, would never do it in Saudi Arabia.

What is the Saudi secret?

Perry and Putin need to find it, because it is very uncomfortable and dangerous, because of the U.S. media and government, to oppose homosexual propaganda nowadays, if you are not a Saudi.

If you are a Saudi, no U.S. media and U.S. government official will bother you.

What is the Saudi secret?

Please, tell it to Perry and Putin.

Yet, even though he does not have the special exemption the Saudis enjoy, Perry is right: homosexuality is a vice, as alcoholism is. In fact, the Bible says: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV)

Men who practice homosexuality and drunkards will not inherit the kingdom of God.

God said it. God put both sins in the same category of practices rejected in the kingdom of God.

Who can say that Perry’s comparison is wrong?

Perry is an evangelical Christian. I hope he may enact some law banning homosexual propaganda in Texas.

If the U.S. media and government want to harass his moral stance, he could tell them to hoist a homosexual flag in the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia. Let them try to save homosexual Saudis from being murdered in this Islamic nation. Let us then see the results.

The important point for comparison is not if homosexuality is a vice as alcoholism, but why Saudis and other radical Muslims murder homosexuals, and why evangelical Christians like Perry and Orthodox Christians in Russia do not murder them.

If the U.S. intends to be the supreme advocate of homosexuality worldwide, why then do the U.S. media and government chastise evangelical Christians, Catholics and Orthodox Christians, but spare radical Muslims?

What is the secret? What are the interests?

With information from FoxNews and DailyMail.

Portuguese version of this article: Tempestade midiática sobre Rick Perry, que comparou homossexualidade ao alcoolismo

Source: Julio Severo in English

Recommended Reading:

US wants to combat anti-homosexuality movement worldwide


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Reference; Religion
KEYWORDS: california; gaybullies; gaynewsrooms; gaypride; homosexualagenda; homosupremacists; lavendermafia; peckingparty; pinkjournalism; rickperry; saudiarabia; thoughtcrime

1 posted on 06/13/2014 3:00:11 PM PDT by juliosevero
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To: juliosevero

Media Firestorm = Tempest in Teapot


2 posted on 06/13/2014 3:02:40 PM PDT by jumpingcholla34
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To: juliosevero

I’ve never thought of it exactly that way, but if Gov. Perry meant what the headline says, I say he’s spot on.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 3:03:27 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: juliosevero

Homofascists can jump around and scream all they want, but Perry’s response was great.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 3:03:38 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: juliosevero

Seems reasonable ... what's the fuss about? Funny how the sodomites think "freedom of speech" does not apply equally to all.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 3:08:37 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: juliosevero

Drugs are a more accurate comparison, but, alcohol is a drug, so okay.

Empty people seeking a thrill to make them feel less empty, ending up emptier still.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 3:19:55 PM PDT by lurk
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To: juliosevero

But no firestorm over calling Hillary Clinton a “great” secretary of state.

Well, probably the media agree. Still, it was a crazy comment.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 3:22:49 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: juliosevero
A number of other conservative and religious commentators have made this comparison over the years.

Every time someone new does so it generates more and more controversy.

Whether or not it is a controversial comparison in reality is no longer the issue. It is, and has been, a controversy for some time.

The fact that Perry did not know this, and that none of his staff knew this, suggests that once again Perry is not ready for the national stage.

I guess I'm going to wish Perry well in hopes that he stays in long enough to siphon votes away from Bush and/or Christie and/or any other pro-amnesty candidate.

My fear is that he is too tone deaf for the national campaign and will implode before or just after New Hampshire.

8 posted on 06/13/2014 3:25:59 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: jjotto

I’ve been explaining it this way (of course, they don’t understand irony):

I’m a conservative. I’ve always been a conservative. I can not point back to an event in my life where I made a conscious “choice” to become a conservative. With every fiber of my being, I believe that conservative ideas are right and should be supported and celebrated by all.

I was, in short, born this way.

Wasn’t I?

What? You think that I was raised to think the way I do? That my parents filled my head with ideas that somehow shaped me into something that I would not have naturally become? That if only I’d see that I’ve been embracing the wrong ideas and thoughts, I’d be able to realize the error of my ways and turn towards the liberal ideas that you are certain are right and good?

Perhaps you’re right.

Or, perhaps there’s more to the idea that people’s opinions, attitudes, and preferences are shaped by their upbringing and the influences they grew up with than you’d like to admit.


9 posted on 06/13/2014 3:40:35 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: juliosevero

God bless Governor Perry.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 3:42:16 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: juliosevero

Amen.

But does the author realize the significance of what he just hinted at? That Zero backed regime change in Ukraine to ‘punish’ Russia for its anti-homosexual stance as a nation? That the lives being lost in Ukraine this hour are little more than collateral damage to Zero-led homosexual militants?

Whoa. !! and Whoa again !!

“Decades ago, Democrats and other liberals began with “audible mumblings” about views of homosexuality as abnormal or vice. Today, they are stridently combative against any one espousing conservative moral stances.”
:snip:
“In fact, Dr. Scott Lively...has commented that the Ukraine crisis...happened to provoke Russia... [for]... taking a stand against homosexual propaganda in its society.”


11 posted on 06/13/2014 3:48:26 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: juliosevero

Stir it up Rick.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 3:53:59 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: juliosevero
Media Firestorm as Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality to Alcoholism

Perry continues to step on his tongue and talk his way out of higher office. No POTUS for you, Ricky.

13 posted on 06/13/2014 3:55:39 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: jjotto

I understood him perfectly and couldn’t find fault with what he said.

It’s about choice.

To all the homofascists out there, the man has an opinion. You may disagree but hey, as your people say, “get over it.”


14 posted on 06/13/2014 4:07:37 PM PDT by normbal (normbal. socialist occupied Maryland)
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To: juliosevero

it is a far better and accurate comparison than using a skin color analogy.


15 posted on 06/13/2014 4:08:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GoldenPup

No pandering here. So you would choose more “tolerance”?


16 posted on 06/13/2014 4:12:35 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: juliosevero

Where were the media when the Dem leadership called me a terrorist?


17 posted on 06/13/2014 4:14:56 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Unless Perry answered that homosexuality is wholesome and completely within the norm the PC police would find fault with it. As for its normalcy, IMO it matters little whether an inclination toward the life style is adopted or one is born with it. People are born with all manner of birth defects, that doesn’t make the defects normal.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 4:26:09 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: juliosevero

” The Chronicle then reported that Perry was asked by the event’s moderator if he considered homosexuality to be a disorder. Perry responded, “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.””

Perfect response, as far as I’m concerned.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 4:27:43 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: juliosevero

Go get ‘em Rick.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 4:46:41 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: juliosevero

homosexuality is a mental disorder in the league with ‘porn addiction’

I don’t give a rats ass about those people.

the planet would be better off without them


21 posted on 06/13/2014 4:59:03 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: trisham
Years ago, when Texas was considering its marriage amendment, activist homosexuals responded with disdain toward Gov Perry. He told them that if they didn't like the laws of Texas, they were free to move to another state more to their liking.

He moved up a few rungs on the ladder of respect in my eyes on that day.

22 posted on 06/13/2014 4:59:21 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: juliosevero

Well, it’s a pretty simple proposition, libs: are homosexuals born that way or not? If they are, must they act on their genetic coding? Or are they born incapable of self control?


23 posted on 06/13/2014 5:13:27 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: juliosevero

The SF Chronicle reported it? The homosexual paper? Wonder what really happened.
What word does the Torah use for homosexuality? Just wondering, because of the claim that there was no word for homosexuality back then.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 6:26:05 PM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: juliosevero

I wonder what the life expectancy is for alcoholics vs. homosexuals.


25 posted on 06/13/2014 7:56:24 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: GoldenPup
I wouldn't have voted for him for President anyway, but I don't see this as a negative or "stepping on his tongue" as you say. Sometimes the truth has to be told even if that upsets the homosexual mafia.

On the other hand saying of Hillary Rodham Clinton. “Very, very capable public servant, great secretary of State, first lady,” “Very capable.” is complete disqualifying. Not to mention he completely ducked the global warming BS question that any Republican worth his salt should be able to knock out of the park.

26 posted on 06/14/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

Like the current occupant of the White Hut, Ricky just doesn’t have the “grey matter” it takes to be an effective head of state. He has demonstrated that over and over again in his political career, although he would undoubtedly do a better job than hussien if he surrounded himself with able, conpetant people, unlike obam who has surrounded himself with boot-lickers, yes-people, and inexperienced morons.


27 posted on 06/14/2014 5:30:41 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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