Rick Perry Wants Gays to Practice Abstinence
We know that Gov. Rick Perry believes in abstinence. Perry believes so much that he wants gay people to share the joy of abstinence. From Perry's book "On My Honor."
In “On My Honor,” Perry also punted on the exact origins of homosexuality. He wrote that he is “no expert on the ‘nature versus nurture’ debate,” but that gays should simply choose abstinence. Perry’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment on whether he maintains this view.
Perry goes on to compare homosexuality to alcoholism.
“Even if an alcoholic is powerless over alcohol once it enters his body, he still makes a choice to drink,” he wrote. “And, even if someone is attracted to a person of the same sex, he or she still makes a choice to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same gender.”
Perry has had to disown the positions in his book "Fed Up!" I doubt Perry will backtrack on his views on homosexuality. Perry wants the Christian conservatives that make up the tea party. Perry will have trouble in a general election with his views. The problem with Perry is he is already imploding. Mitt Romney has kept a low profile and let the other Republican candidates Attack each other (Huntsman) or self-destruct (Gingrich).
It be interesting to see what Perry's fate will be. A serious politician with national ambitions would not talk about Texas seceding or abolishing Social Security. Perry is not ready for prime-time.