June 12, 2014 10:03 am -

Outgoing Texas governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Rick Perry was speaking at San Francico’s Commonwealth Club where he was asked about gay “reparative therapy.”

“Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that,” Perry replied. “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.”

According to those present, the comment elicited some murmurs from the audience.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to Rick Perry: Homosexuality Is Like Alcoholism: You Can ‘Decide Not To Do That’

  1. edmeyer_able June 12th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Too bad Perry couldn’t decide not to make such an asinine statement.

    • mea_mark June 12th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Some things are just genetic, it appears.

  2. Cyberquill June 12th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I can decide not to do heterosexual things, but I can’t decide not to be a heterosexual.

  3. Maxx44 June 12th, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Another “oops” moment for this idiot.

    • Tom Ward June 12th, 2014 at 11:28 am

      And he said it here in SF, too? Double facepalm.

  4. Billy Jackson June 12th, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Yes, Governor Oops. And people who eat Lucky Charms are very similar to mass murderers.

  5. M D Reese June 12th, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    So when did you decide to be straight Governor? We know you never considered a third option because you can’t count to 3…

    • Bunya June 12th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      How do you know the governor is straight? For years everybody thought Rock Hudson was straight because he was “married”. For all we know, Rick and well-known southern belle, Lindsey Graham may be having a torrid affair.

      • M D Reese June 12th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

        You make a good point. It’s probably just a smoke screen to hide his homosexual agenda.

  6. Billy Jackson June 12th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Is there a stat for all the traffic fatalities caused by gay people?

    • fahvel June 12th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      only in texas and that’s ’cause the texans keep staring and don’t watch the road. No great loss at all.

  7. fahvel June 12th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    well if prick says so it must be true.

  8. conservativesarefunny June 13th, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Conservatives are funny. 😉