Skip to comments.Gov. Rick Perry Believes That Homosexuality Is Like Alcoholism And Can Be Treated
Posted on 06/12/2014 8:38:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed the Commonwealth Club of California Wednesday night. The former Presidential candidate, who is thinking about running again in 2016, spoke to the crowd in San Francisco about a variety of topics, ranging from climate change to House Majority Leader Eric Cantors recent primary loss. However, he shocked the crowd, and perhaps put the final nail in the coffin of his Presidential ambitions, when he compared homosexuals to alcoholics and suggested that gays should just refrain from homosexual activity, much like an alcoholic should not drink.
Perry was on stage being interviewed by the Commonwealth Clubs Greg Dalton. During the interview, the Texas GOPs official platform was brought up, which includes the widely-discredited practice of reparative therapy for gays. This is where a gay or lesbian person is taught, typically by a person of faith, to reject and repress homosexual impulses and embrace heterosexuality.
Perry said he was unsure if the therapy worked when an audience member asked Perry if the therapy works . Dalton then followed up by asking Perry if he thought homosexuality was a disorder. Perry answered with the following:
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 Im inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.
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The many, many homosexuals who actually were cured of their sexual perversion agree with Rick.
Balls. You don’t see that very often.
It doesn’t take him long before he praised Hillary as some sort of effective person of some sort.
Good governor, I suppose, but he’s not Presidential timbre.
Like marrying the mayor of NYC????
12 steppers or high steppers?
"widely-discredited" = PC thugs used its less than 100% success rate as a rationalization for thundering against it and cowing the psychiatric community into compliance.
The truth hurts.
He should stick to what he knows well so he can comment freely and speak intelligently.
If a gay person WANTS to undergo therapy and is NOT COERCED to do it, why should there be a law banning the therapy?
I am asking this because NJ’s governor Chris Christie signed a law OUTLAWING reparative therapy for homosexuals.
But, but,but... it's settled science!
I agree with Perry, but frankly these scenes are setups and have been, long before Todd Akin. The M.O. is the same, drag out some explosive social issue and corner a candidate with some nuanced or unexpected twist on the question. It’s not that I don’t think they should answer those questions, they just shouldn’t allow themselves to be forced into making a “new” or “different” policy statement from a podium with cameras rolling and only a few seconds to think about it.
So what did he say that offends you so bad? The truth?
Pray America wakes up
RE: Awww geez - just when you think he going good.
Which is worse, saying something like what Rick Perry said, or Hillary Clinton telling the world that she was broke after Clinton’s term as President?
And oh BTW, what does an opinion about homosexuality have to do with one’s ability to govern?
As do a number of former homosexuals. I wonder if the media will look for their testimonies.
God makes no one homosexual, period.
Sexual feelings are just that, acts are what makes one homosexual.
Some people have a much lower sex drive than others, that doesn't make one anything.
In adolescence, following a non-sexual childhood, one has strong bonds to the same sex, that never means one is homosexual.
As they age, adolescents continue to develop, some slower than others, sexually. Some never reach the point that they have a strong desire to copulate with the opposite or same sex at all.
Homosexuality is so strongly stressed today that our young people trying so hard to find their own identity, find themselves trying all sorts of behaviors, mostly to irritate their parents.
If they are around homosexual predators who seize upon them and especially if they are males and especially if their hormones are raging, they can be made to believe that deviant sex is what they are about.
That still doesn't make them "born homosexuals."
Since Rick Perry also called Hillary a great Secretary of State, you have to wonder which two of the three times to listen to him.
So what did Perry say that was wrong or unacceptable to you?
“He should stick to what he knows well so he can comment freely and speak intelligently.”
If he did that he’d never speak........
“Chris Christie signed a law OUTLAWING reparative therapy for homosexuals.”
I am pretty sure this ban only applies to therapy for minors. Its for the children ya know.
Here are testimonies from numerous ex-gays (there’s more where they came from):
I guess all of them would have to be lying to refute Rick Perry.