As if his all-out war on women’s reproductive rights wasn’t enough to make you cringe, Texas Governor Rick Perry is sticking his foot in his mouth yet again.
During a talk with the Commonwealth Club of California, Perry drew a ridiculous comparison between alcoholism and homosexuality. His comments come after Texas’ Republican Convention sanctioned platform language on Saturday that allows Texans to seek voluntary counseling to “cure” being gay.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that in response to a question about the voluntary counseling, Perry said he did not know whether the therapy worked.
Perry, a former and potential future GOP presidential candidate, was then asked whether he believed that homosexuality was a disorder.
The newspaper said the governor responded that “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,” he said.
Um. We don’t think that’s how it works. But based on dude’s track record, we’re totally not surprised he thinks that.
SOURCE: Dallas News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty