“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.
That’s why he supports the Texas Republican platform which calls for gays to be “treated” in order to “cure” them — a stand that has been rejected by every psychiatric group since the mid 70s.
This is in stark contrast to other states, which have specifically banned such fraudulent actions. Anyone who says they can “cure” homosexuality is a con artist.
But there is good news in this statement: Perry is admitting, perhaps for the first time, that being gay is not a choice — that no one chooses their sexuality. It’s in their “genetic coding.”
The bad news is that he still considers homosexual acts as wrong, from which one should refrain. Why? Well, because the Bible, of course. We need religion in our laws. Except that terrible, awful Sharia law. Only our religion should be in the laws, because ‘Merica.
I wonder how he would feel if Texas Republicans decided that heterosexuals needed counseling to cure them from performing sexual acts they disagree with? “You may be genetically coded to enjoy sex in positions other than missionary, but we can treat you so that you no longer have those desires.” Let’s see how well that goes over.