So, first we saw last week that Mr Science (haha) Perry said
The Texas Republican Party this month adopted a platform supporting access to "reparative therapy" for gays and lesbians, a widely discredited process intended to change sexual orientation. In response to an audience question about it Wednesday night, Perry said he did not know whether the therapy worked.
Commonwealth Club interviewer Greg Dalton then asked him whether he believes homosexuality is a disorder.
"Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that," Perry said. "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."
The large crowd gathered at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel on Nob Hill included many Perry supporters. But the comment still drew a murmur of disbelief.
Then the backlash started from people within his own party.
And D Magazine made fun of him (what an EASY target he is)
Even the head of the Texas GOP doesn't believe that-must snicker at poor Rick Perry behind his back
The recently adopted plank language adopted as part of the Texas Republican Party’s platform that advocates gay reparative therapy, continued to hold center stage this week when Steve Munisteri, chairman of the Lone Star State’s GOP went on the record as rejecting the discredited practice.
In an interview with Texas Public Radio, Munisteri said,"And I just make the point for anybody that thinks that may be the possibility: Do they think they can take a straight person to a psychiatrist and turn them gay?"
According to Munisteri, he isn’t alone in his beliefs.
"My emails and phone calls to the office are running overwhelmingly opposed to that plank in the platform," Munisteri said. He further stated that there is no way anyone can tell if a majority of Republicans statewide support the reparative therapy plank.
After he said such a stupid thing (is he really admitting he's a drunk? or gay?) he *doubled down* on his stupidity.
In an appearance on CNBC's "Squawk Box," anchor Joe Kernan confronted Perry about his remarks last week, which drew the ire of gay rights activists. "I don't see how that's similar," Kernan said of Perry's comparison.
Perry responded: "I understand. People have different opinions about that." He added that the debate is part of a larger discussion about the scope of states' rights.
Kernan followed up, "I get that. But in terms of changing the behavior of someone, I don't think -- you wouldn't think that someone who's heterosexual, that you couldn't change them into a homosexual or someone who is homosexual, you don't think that there should be therapy to try to change them into a heterosexual?"
“You know, I don’t know,” Perry replied. “The fact is, we’ll leave that to the psychologists and the doctors.”
“The psychologists they’ve already weighed in,” Kernan countered. “They’ve dismissed the idea that sexual orientation is a mental disorder. …It just seems like the Republican Party is going to be forever behind the curve on this issue.”
Leave it to the doctors, Mr Science? Oh, right. Unless you're a women's doctor.
Took a week but FINALLY Rick Perry admitted he stepped in it. Of course, he's the one that created the poop he stepped in.
It took a week but Perry, who may be eyeing a 2016 presidential run, tried to quiet the controversy Thursday during a breakfast with Washington reporters sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. He did not apologize for the remark, but said he "stepped right in it."
"I got asked about an issue, and instead of saying, 'You know what, we need to be a really respectful and tolerant country, to everybody, and get back to talking about -- whether you're gay or straight -- you need to be having a job and those are the focuses I want to be involved with,' instead ... I readily admit, I stepped right in it," Perry said.
That's what happens when you have a *chicken pot pie* as a brain.
One more Funny or Die- this is rude, language, you've been warned