Rick Perry and Kathleen Wynne demonstrate difference between United States and Canada

In Canada's second-largest province by area, voters have just elected a lesbian, Kathleen Wynne, as premier.

The governor of America's second-largest state has reportedly compared homosexuality with alcoholism.

"Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that," Rick Perry said said in an article on the SFGate website. "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."

Meanwhile, Texas Republicans want to give gays and lesbians access to "reparative therapy" to convert them into heterosexuals. They've even included this in their party platform.

Perry was unsuccessful in his attempt to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. But he could enter the race again in 2016.

God bless Canada.

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Meathead
Rick Perry (and Republicans in general) is a twit.
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nnooga
in Texas he is considered an intelektual
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Barry William Teske
"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."

Fine you do that Mr Perry.
It is your choice to 'think' such.
You do not have that right to choose for others.
Just so you understand ... the same thing can be said about hate and the perpetrators/inciters/believers it soapboxes.

Hope you can get some of that 'Ex-Hate' help.
Hiding it doesn't seem to be working for you.
People are beginning to whisper!


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