On a visit to San Francisco, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a group of supporters that being gay is like being an alcoholic: you may be predisposed to it, but you don’t have to take that first cock.
The Texas Republican Party this month adopted a platform supporting access to “reparative therapy” for gays and lesbians, a widely discredited process intended to change sexual orientation. In response to an audience question about it Wednesday night, Perry said he did not know whether the therapy worked.
Commonwealth Club interviewer Greg Dalton then asked him whether he believes homosexuality is a disorder.
“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, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.”
The large crowd gathered at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel on Nob Hill included many Perry supporters. But the comment still drew a murmur of disbelief.
I think that Mr. Perry’s genetic coding inclines him to be a fucking idiot, which outweighs just about everything else.
I do hope he runs for president in 2016. I need a good laugh.