Rick Perry draws comparison between homosexuality, alcoholism during California visit
Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew a comparison between alcoholism and homosexuality during a California visit that also dealt with economic issues.
Perryâ€™s comments to the Commonwealth Club of California came after Texasâ€™ Republican Convention on Saturday sanctioned platform language allowing Texans to seek voluntary counseling to â€ścureâ€ť 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.
R Perry: â€śI may have the genetic coding that Iâ€™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,â€ť he said."
Right on. We are all predisposed to sin, some more so than others due to upbringing, genetic predisposition, pre-natal addictions, or whatever, but we all have the power to, and are expected to say, "no" to whatever particular sin it is that may haunt us. My Aunt was saying last night that whether or not sodomites are in fact born that way, they, like any if us, must resist the urge. The sin isn't the tendency or predisposition, but rather, the lustful acts and/or thought life