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

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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  1. Isabel H.
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Please don’t think that all Texans are as stupid as “The Gov” and that we all voted for him. The way the state is gerrymandered if you don’t vote Republican it doesn’t count. The county I live in is Democratic and we always get short changed with any funding from the Capitol.

    If you want to go forward put it in D.
    If you want to go backward put it in R.

  2. Doc Bill
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Oh, please, Gov. Good Hair, run for President!

    Jon Stewart needs material for his show and your entertainment value is just MmmmWAAAAAAHHH!

    Hey, maybe Gov. could convince his pal and national “historian” David Barton to be his Veep. I’ll make the popcorn. Srsly.

  3. Ken
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Oh yes, please run Governor Oops, the world needs to see just how dim-witted you are, which makes one wonder about the people who elected you, several times.

  4. Charles
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I hope he does run for President so he can EPIC FAIL, which is exactly what he will do—and lose a fortune in the process.

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