Rick Perry likens homosexuality to alcoholism
Perry was asked by the event's moderator if he considered homosexuality to be a disorder. Perry responded, "Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that. 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."
So you see -- even if you're born gay, you can just choose not to be gay! You can fight that genetic disorder and live a responsible, sober, penis-vagina-sex life, just like the rest of us!
This article, by the way, also contains some classic Fox Newsiness.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry reportedly caused a stir Wednesday evening by comparing homosexuality to alcoholism at an event in San Francisco.
"Reportedly." Nice hedge there. If this had been one of FN's usual targets, it would have been more blunt and accusatory: "Nancy Pelosi caused a stir by saying she will kill all your fetuses."
[T]he Texas Republican Party's approval of platform language allowing Texans to to seek voluntary counseling to "cure" being gay.
In going out of their way to emphasize that we're just talking about "voluntary" counseling here -- personal liberty! freedom! -- FN predictably misses the point. No one was accusing the Texas GOP of wanting to mandate "pray away the gay" sessions for homosexuals. We were accusing the Texas GOP of being hateful, backward, ignorant douches for embracing this ludicrous concept in the first place.