SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Another faux pas for our illustrious Texas Governor, leaving little doubt about Rick Perry’s conception of the gay community.
“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.”
That’s the statement Perry made Wednesday night, in of all places, San Francisco.
So now, according to our esteemed governor, homosexuality is a disease. Never mind that the American Psychiatric Association declassified being gay as a mental disorder back in the early 70’s.
Still, Perry doesn’t stand alone.
“Everyone has a right to their own opinion and unfortunately public figures may say the wrong things, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re incorrect. And I do support Governor Perry,” said Jimmy Humphry.
Needless to say, that statement struck a nerve with the LGBT community.
“Immediate reaction is shock! Yet again we have a political leader who is leader of all the people of the State of Texas. And the State of Texas includes lesbian, gays, bisexual and transgender people. And unfortunately Gov. Perry has chosen to again, put some more fuel to the fire of hatred towards lesbian and gay folks,” says Rev. Michael Diaz of the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church.
Timing is everything. Did Perry miss this week’s survey that lists 2 Texas cities among the top 20 LGBT friendly cities in America?!