New Low for Texas Gov. Perry: Compares Gay People to Alcoholics

by Dan Quinn

So this is what Texas Gov. Rick Perry had to say about gay people at an event Wednesday evening in San Francisco:

“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 San Francisco Chronicle article notes that Perry’s comment “drew a murmur of disbelief” from the otherwise friendly crowd of supporters.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Perry has openly demonstrated his contempt for gay people:

And those are just a few examples from Perry’s time as governor. How much lower will he go if he decides to run again for president in 2016?


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