Tuesday, January 13, 2009

GOP Chair Candidate Blackwell Can Restrain the Urge (to be gay)

Sometimes it seems like Republicans simply don't follow science...
Here we have former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell explaining how he could not be gay, if he ever had the urge to be anything other than not gay.

Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, a leading candidate for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee (RNC), is coming under fire Monday for making remarks this summer that gays and lesbians suffer from a "compulsion" that can be "restrained."

"You can choose to restrain that compulsion," Blackwell told radio host Michelangelo Signorile, a gay and lesbian advocate, this summer during the Republican National Convention. "And so I think in fact you don't have to give in to the compulsion to be homosexual."

"I've never had to make the choice because I've never had the urge to be other than a heterosexual," Blackwell added, "but if in fact I had the urge to be something else I could have in fact suppressed that urge."

I hope he wins the seatchairchairmanship, I think there's a lot he can teach us.

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