Gov. Rick Perry Defends Statements Comparing Gays To Alcoholics, And Says He's Not Sure Gays Can Be "Cured"
Walking hypocrite Gov. Rick Perry appeared on CNBC today in an apparent effort to make as little sense as possible. The interview comes on the heels of the Texas governor controversially equating being gay to being an alcoholic last week.
After some prodding from CNBC's Joe Kernen, Perry admits he's not sure that, unlike treatment for alcohols, gays can even "be changed" despite the Texas GOP including ex-gay therapy in their 2014 party platform.
"I don't know," Perry responds when asked bluntly if he believes in conversion therapy. "The fact is, we'll leave that to the psychologists and doctors."
Kernen's response is pitch perfect: "Well, the psychologists, they've already weighed in. They dismiss the idea that sexual orientation is a mental disorder and they've told their mental health professionals to avoid telling clients that you can change your sexual orientation."
Unfortunately, Kernen quickly pivots and changes the topic to give Perry an out on having to face the music there. Still, the interview is worth a watch below.
Oh, and if you're keeping track, when it comes to "curing" gays, Gov. Perry demands to defer to scientists and professionals. When it comes to climate change, scientists are not welcome at the table. When it comes to the debate on when life first begins, scientists are not welcome at the table. What logical hoops do one have to jump through to understand any of this?