Skip to comments.Chris Christie Rebuts Perry Comparison of Homosexuality To Alcoholism
Posted on 06/13/2014 9:46:42 PM PDT by Steelfish
Chris Christie Rebuts Perry Comparison of Homosexuality To Alcoholism
MARK Z. BARABAK, CHRIS MEGERIAN
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes questions at San Francisco flower shop GOP's Chris Christie pays a visit Facebook headquarters in California New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who signed legislation barring "gay conversion therapy" in his state, said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism was wrong.
"I disagree with him, and I don't believe that's an apt analogy," Christie said during a San Francisco appearance alongside Neel Kashkari, the GOP candidate for California governor.
Christie was appearing with Kashkari in his role as head of the Republican Governors Assn., but he declined to speak for the organization and its members. "Every governor and public official has to speak for themselves on these issues," he told reporters. "I just spoke for myself."
I disagree with him, and I don't believe that's an apt analogy. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, discussing Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism At a question-and-answer session Wednesday night in San Francisco, Perry reiterated his belief that homosexuality was a lifestyle choice.
"Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that," Perry said. "I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that."
Perry previously made that analogy in a 2008 book, and his views were discussed during his 2012 presidential campaign. But his comments Wednesday night before the Commonwealth Club of California, a nonpartisan speakers forum, sparked new interest in light of the Texas GOP's recent adoption of platform language endorsing "reparative therapy," which holds that counseling can change the sexual orientation of adults
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Does Christie have personal knowledge? I always wondered about him and Springsteen.
“I don’t believe that’s an apt analogy,” Christie said.
That’s only because there isn’t national alliance of alcoholic voters.
OMG, Christie, with everything that’s going on you have to insert yourself into a gay discussion.
That stupid ass move alone should eliminate him in anyone’s eyes from being President. 1, because it’s so damn ignorant and 2, because it’s an establishment stunt.
No more establishment, Christie!
Yes, Perry said that too.
Thats only because there isnt national alliance of alcoholic voters.
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Looking at some of the present office holders, one could dispute your ‘claim’.
Of course, like they say, the difference between a drunk and alcoholic is the drunk doesn’t have to to to the meetings.(or something like that).
I wonder if Christie thinks of his passion for food as genetic or a choice, and regardless of which, is it something that a person can choose to give into or not?
"No," Christie added, "It's more like eating an upside down chocolate donut -- and everyone knows I know all about chocolate donuts."
Was the rebuttal in the story? I must have missed it. Christie disagreed, but he failed to rebut. Insert “butt” joke, then insert “insert” joke.
As a recovering alcoholic, I also disagree with Perry.
He needs to do well with the Dems in the primaries.
Pray America wakes up
the analogy is good and not offensive to anyone IMO. Some people are certainly more genetically predisposed then others and there’s no doubt in my mind that certain environmental factors can influence the expression of genes. The genetically predisposed alcoholic, for example, does not become an alcoholic until he has been exposed to alcohol.
>>>Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that,”
But if a person wants to enter this type of treatment/ trial process, shouldn’t they have the Right to do so, Mr. Christie?! You guys have encouraged and added in funding for free clinics to women for abortions -many of those which are at the taxpayers expense. He’s such a typical insider/ saying anything or implementing policies to win over more liberal republicans and democrats. If a gay person wants treatment, don’t deny them or fall back to an excuse by saying they should not be forced to do it. Duh!
Perry has been training.
How about a comparison to gluttony?
I will never vote for Christie, even if he’s the GOL nominee.
He’s a dick. He also took unnecessary jabs at Palin years ago.
Oh, go and shake your jelly with Jimmy Fallon.
“”I disagree with him, and I don’t believe that’s an apt analogy,” Christie said during a San Francisco appearance alongside Neel Kashkari, the GOP candidate for California governor. “
Kashkari is yet another GOP gay marriage fan.
After he loses to Jerry Brown in November maybe he can move to New Jersey and open ‘Neel and Christie’s Gay Wedding Chapel’.
Did he really...
That poisons the well for me...
He did that the first time around with Hillarycare...
Alcoholism is much less destructive.
He may be a fine governor but he’s not up to being President. It’s a bridge too far.
We really haven’t had a president that been up to being a president in almost 30 years.
Lumpy doesn’t equate obese with food either.
But, but, Chris, it IS an apt analogy for 99% of homosexuals.
"We really havent had a president that been up to being a president in almost 30 years."
First off; Perry did not make the comparison. The relevant comparison he made was in how folks had the option of making choices. Pretty bad when folks who claim to be on your side of the aisle will use the Leftists “interpretations” just as basely as the Leftists do...
I have a “genetic predisposition” to make love to all women. I have made a “lifestyle choice” to remain faithful to my wife. To deny that such factors may also be true for gays ignores reality. This whole blowup about Perry is simply a media effort to take him out, again.
Why do you disagree? Do you think you have no choice but to drink to excess, or do you believe you can choose not to drink?
Or do you believe homosexuals are genetically compelled to engage in gay sex without the ability to make behavioral choices?
Which part do you disagree with, and how does your alcoholism inform your opinion?
Alcoholism...... how about gluttony?
Like gluttony, homosexuality can be cured.
Well Mr Christie I suggest you take it up with God. God set up what is sin and both alcoholism and homosexualism are sins according to the Word. I know it is easier to say you disagree with Perry but in reality you are disagreeing with God so man up and go whole hog if you think homosexual activity is not a sin.
Sure wouldn't have voted for this freak.
With a history of being pro-ILLEGAL alien, the foisting of his nanny-state Gardasil mandate on Texas females, his support for the NAFTA Superhighway, his support for instate tuition and financial aid for ILLEGAL aliens, and his opposition to building a fence at the border, La Raza Rick Perry is anything but a “fine governor”.
Alcoholism, Like gluttony and homosexuality can not be cured but steps CAN be made toward recovery.
Those “questioning” their sexuality are never permitted to be counseled in heterosexuality. The agenda ONLY pushes deviance.
Agreed. Neel Kashkari is bad news.
Christie continued saying: It is closer to a 4 day crack high...
Is anyone going to run for President that isn’t working to give away the country in one way or another?
So far Cruz is the only who has my vote - if he runs. It isn’t clear what the legal status of Cruz is regarding being able to run.
I didn't think we were talking about running for president, we were talking about whether or not La Raza Rick Perry was a "fine governor". He's not.
I like Cruz also. You do know that Perry both endorsed and campaigned for Cruz's opponent, David Dewhurst, don't you? If Perry had his way Cruz would never have made it to Washington. My guess is if Cruz runs for president, Perry won't support him. Cruz is a TEA Party conservative, former DemocRAT and establishment Republican Rick Perry is not.
and Perry ought to get his ass out of California, call out the state guard, the whole damn dps, every freaking jackass TABC agent and whatever other law enforcement he has control over ..put them on the border and stop this immigration nonsense ...and if a fed agent gets in the way, toss them in the county jail...perry goes on and on about state’s rights all the time ...but, when push comes to shove he’s just another big mouth wussy