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Governor Rick Perry

Family Research Council Reports:

Recently, Governor Rick Perry spoke to a group of state Republicans in San Francisco, CA about his statement on "reparative therapy" to solve this growing problem. With strong convictions he boldly said, "that homosexuality behavior is a choice."

"Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that," he told the audience. "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 issue the same way." While not everyone might have used that comparison, the underlying message is an important one: people are responsible for their behavior, regardless of their sexual preferences. Of course, that sends the Left into a blind rage because it implies that it is, as science suggests, about conduct -- not identity. If it's about conduct, then people can control it.

On Thursday, the Governor's office sent out a simple statement reaffirming its commitment to marriage and natural sexuality. "The Governor supports traditional marriage and believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. He has been clear on his position that each state has the right to define marriage to reflect the views of its citizens." Much as liberals despise that little thing called the First Amendment, Governor Perry has the freedom to have that opinion -- even if it isn't politically correct. And there are millions of Americans that are glad he isn't afraid to voice it.

Note: Public Advocate congratulates Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) on the Family Advocate Award and his mission to stand and support traditional marriage.