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June 18th, 2014
09:27 PM ET

Perry sticks by alcoholism and homosexuality comparison

Texas Gov. Rick Perry stood by his recent comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

Appearing on CNN's "Crossfire" on Wednesday, Perry was asked by co-host Stephanie Cutter whether he believes homosexuality is a disease.

"I think my position has been fairly clear on that for a substantial period of time," Perry said, pivoting quickly to the economy as a more pressing issue facing the United States. Full story

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  1. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Gov Duh is back for more laughs. Really can't wait to see Kevin McCarthy,Thom Tillis,Sheldon Adelson,Rupert Mourdoch,Karl Rove,Lindsey Graham,John McCain,Hayley Barbour,Grover Norquist and the GOP stuff Jeb Bush down the tea party's throats EXACTLY like they stuffed Romney down. Straight no chaser. Hillary will drink to that.

    June 23, 2014 at 12:43 am | Reply
  2. tavuka2

    Perry is an 1d10t..

    June 21, 2014 at 7:39 am | Reply
  3. The Entire GOP Platform In A Single Paragraph

    Perry spouts the GOP platform:

    The GOP Prayer/Mantra/Solution: Dear God...With your loving kindness, help us to turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then, with your guidance and compassion, we will whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. God...Grant us the knowledge to then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. God...Give us the strength during our speeches to repeatedly yell........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!..........and........GET RID OF SS AND MEDICARE!!!
    In your name we prey (purposely misspelled, or is it?)........Amen

    June 20, 2014 at 5:25 pm | Reply
    • Typical Low Information Government For Me

      The Entire DEM Solution / Platform In A Single Paragraph
      The DEM Prayer/Mantra/Solution: Dear obama...With your ability to get idiots like me to believe your BS,, help us to turn all the Old, Sick, Rich, White, Christian, Female, and Straight people into our slaves. Then, with your weakness and lack of leadership and understanding of government, we will whip them until they are older, sicker, poorer, mixed, atheist, other, and in general like me. Or until they are dead..... All mighty liar in chief...Grant us the continued lack of knowledge so the we may blindly follow your perpetual screw ups and destruction of democracy......and to then turn them into Soylent Green to feed our younguns when America is attacked again because of your stupidity in releasing terrorist.....my saviour and king ...Give us the strength during our speeches to repeatedly lie as good as you, blame Bush, say I didn't know until I heard it on the news, blame it on avideo, not asmiggen of corruption, tell them the can keep (fill in blank), we are not spying on Americans, ........PLEASE TAX THE RICH AND TAKE ALL THEIR MONEY I NEED MORE FREE STUFF!!!..........and screw the middle class because I don't want to be like them i just want what they got.........PLEASE DON'T LET LOW INFORMATION PEOPLE LIKE ME KNOW THEY COULD GET MORE MONEY BY INVESTING INSTEAD OF SS AND PLEASE, PLEASE, DON'T TELL IGNORAMUSES LIKE ME MEDICARE IS LIKE THE VA MESS!!! In your name we prey (purposely misspelled, or is it?)......uhm!!!!tanks my superbeingyoubemygod......

      June 26, 2014 at 9:08 am | Reply
  4. 12Pokies

    He is not God and he should not judge only God has that right. All who condem Gays are sinners as Thou Shalt Not Judge Thy Neighbor. Why can't we all get along we live on the greatest Country in the world.

    June 19, 2014 at 8:58 pm | Reply
    • hokeypokey

      Saith thou who judges him!

      June 20, 2014 at 9:46 am | Reply
    • Gods God

      how bout u call homosexuality wat it is... A Mental Illness. boys that think theyre girls wud also be a mental illness

      June 20, 2014 at 10:18 am | Reply
      • How about

        How about we just call you an idiot?

        June 20, 2014 at 5:29 pm |
  5. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    Do not give any of your children
    to be sacrificed to Molech,
    for you must not profane
    the name of your God.
    I am the Lord.

    (Human sacrifice... A moral choice.)

    Do not lie with a man
    as one lies with a woman;
    that is detestable.

    (Same sex – sex... A moral choice.)

    Do not have sexual relations
    with an animal
    and defile yourself with it.

    A woman must not present
    herself to an animal
    to have sexual relations with it;
    that is a perversion.
    Leviticus 18:21-23

    Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery.
    Ephesians 5:18

    (A moral choice)

    The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

    For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

    Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

    Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

    Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
    Romans 1:18-32

    June 19, 2014 at 7:43 pm | Reply
    • Were you

      Were you mollested as a child?

      June 20, 2014 at 5:27 pm | Reply
  6. kurt

    I have trouble listening to Perry.

    He doesn't really offer anything... he seems to just put forward the basic party-line stuff from the more conservative wing of the GOP... but do it very poorly. He hits the buzz words without explaining the content even a little... and that only works if you already agree with his point of view and are already aware of the buzz words.

    June 19, 2014 at 11:28 am | Reply
    • George

      And this is different than whom. Obama brought us change, unfortunately he did not explain that Putin and Castro would now feel at home in this country

      June 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Reply
      • common sense eludes liberals

        Wow, good one George.

        June 19, 2014 at 5:15 pm |
  7. Hector Slagg

    Alcoholisim,
    A condition in the old Soviet Union. Caused by the drab conditions imposed by the State. Nothing to look forward to but producing for the state. A condition that the Liberal's are trying to impose here in the U.S. State control of everything.

    June 19, 2014 at 10:51 am | Reply
    • Says

      Says the Tea Tard as he gulps Everclear from a Mason jar from his "lean to" on his trailer.

      June 20, 2014 at 5:29 pm | Reply
  8. G. O. Rilla

    This is reason one of a hundred that he is woefully unqualified to be much more than the president of the local Rotary club. I have all the tolerance in the world for realistic political outlooks, but one based on homophobia and ideological fantasy has no place on the national stage.

    June 19, 2014 at 9:17 am | Reply
  9. Jennifer Espericueta

    Your coverage of Rick Perry on immigration was extremely unprofessional. He was constantly interrupted and the Democratic guest he was supposed to be debating was hardly given any chance to speak. It is an interview. Not a chance for the host to state their obvious bias political opinion. I live and visit this area. Perhaps the newscast needs to better familiarize themselves with the situation on TX borders. It is completely out of control and has has long term consiquences for all Americans in many ways. And to say you can't blame this administration? Are you delusional? This administration is the reason this is happening! Try fair and balanced news if you want to be taken seriously.

    June 19, 2014 at 12:01 am | Reply
  10. markt-one

    Unfortunately for the nation and the republican party that it is full of this type of rhetoric and outdated thought. I would like to invite you by mark tone.WordPress.com. to read a post titled "Rick Perry is the Phenotype of the Republican Party". I enjoyed your intelligent presentation that opens the question of why! ?

    June 18, 2014 at 9:49 pm | Reply

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