Skip to comments.White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett Apologizes for Calling Homosexuality 'Lifestyle Choice'
Posted on 10/14/2010 1:15:02 PM PDT by truthandlife
White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett apologized to the gay community Thursday after she referred to homosexuality as a "lifestyle choice" during a discussion about the wave of recent teen suicides.
"I meant no disrespect to the LGBT community, and I apologize to any who have taken offense at my poor choice of words," Jarrett said in a written statement.
The Obama confidante made the off-hand comment in an interview Wednesday with The Washington Post. She was talking about a speech she delivered Saturday to the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group, on teens who've killed themselves after being bullied over their sexual orientation.
In praising the parents of one teenager who killed himself in Minnesota, she said: "These are good people. They were aware that their son was gay. They embraced him, they loved him, they supported his lifestyle choice. But yet when he left the home and went to school, he was tortured by his classmates."
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If it’s not a “lifestyle choice” then it’s a mental illness. Is that what she’s saying?
Apology? Talk about bending over and grabbing your ankles!
She was momentarily confused. For liberals killing babies is a “choice”.
We're all getting used to that......
Rule #1 for Lefties: NEVER speak the truth
More evidence that the White House is completely controlled by the extreme left fringe kooks!
A PC b1tch gets her lips caught in a PC trap. Funny.
And what exactly did she say that was wrong?
Or is it, the freedom to drag dalliances in from the street, like an alley cat is genetic or psychosomatic or just maybe she was too close to the truth for once.
So whos bullying who in America?
...morons can’t even keep their own PC terms straight...
So if I were born with a burning desire to steal everything in site I can simply claim that is how I was born so I can steal anything. Sort of like a politician.
We all have desires that we do not act upon and that is what separates us from animals. If any desire is equal and can be acted upon then we are no better than animals.
Gays have made a choice to act on an unnatural desire.
First, it certainly is a choice at least for some.
Second, the issue of homosexuality is one thing but am I the only one totally offended by “LGBT”?
IF you are bisexual, then how are you genetically forced to be either? Are we really claiming that people who go both ways are forced to from birth?
And is it accepted that people changing their gender are truly somehow born as the “other sex”? I believe there is a psychological condition associated with many sex chages, and also many change sexes but then are homosexual in the new sex. It’s a totally screwed up situation and if that has to be accepted along with “normal” homosexuality, then the hell with them it’s all lifestyle.
“I’m sorry that I assumed that you’re grown adults who are capable of making your own decisions on what you do with your own bodies.”
“For liberals killing babies is a choice.”
Only if you choose to kill the baby. Choosing life is repugnant to them.
It’s an abomination.
A regretable slip of the truth.
Next question, is a transvestite not a lifestyle choice?
How idiotic do we have to become?
Exactly!! It’s one of the two; either a genetic defect or a lifestyle choice. My guess is that it’s a bit of both. You have those that are born with the defect and are more predisposed to be a homosexual and then you have others that, due to external influences (i.e. physical, sexual, or mental abuse), choose that lifestyle.
Hmmm do I see a teleprompter in Val’s future?
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