Despite continual declarations by the American Psychological Association that homosexuality is not some mental disease that can be cured, political imbeciles who are nonetheless powerful continue to propagate the notion that being gay is a treatable malady.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ran as a Republican presidential candidate in the 2012 election, compared homosexuality to alcoholism in his remarks in San Francisco — of all places.
Perry inserted foot into mouth at the Commonwealth Club of California after being asked whether he believes homosexuality was a disorder, according to local media reports.
“I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that,” Perry said in remarks broadcast on the local CBS affiliate.
“And I look at the homosexual issue in the same way.”
A few people in the audience gasped in response, according to the CBS report.
Not surprisingly, Perry has been a staunch defender of a Texas constitutional amendment that bars same-sex marriage, saying states should be allowed to set their own policies for who can get married.
The already conservative Texas Republican Party in the past week adopted a hardline position on gay rights, saying that he endorses “reparative therapy” for gays who seek to change sexual orientation through counseling.
And this guy is the most powerful man in Texas?!? It says a lot about the constituency that put Perry into office in the first place.