Christine O’Donnell In 2006: Homosexuals Suffer From An “Identity Disorder”
The latest Christine O”Donnell quote doesn’t come from 90’s-era Politically Incorrect:
On Friday I noted here that the Wilmington News Journal ran a 2006 profile of O’Donnell which paraphrased her views, claiming she “considers homosexuality an identity disorder.” But the paper didn’t include any direct quote supporting that.
Now the reporter on the story, Victor Greto, who’s now a professor at Wesley College in Delaware, emails over her full quote from his notes on the interview. Here’s what she said:
“People are created in God’s image. Homosexuality is an identity adopted through societal factors. It’s an identity disorder.”
O’Donnell’s suggestion that gays suffer from a psychological disorder is far worse than other comments about gays that have already gotten media attention, such as her claim that the government spent too much on AIDS and her insistence that “gays get away with so much.”
This would appear to put O’Donnell squarely in the camp of those who liken homsexuality to pedophilia and bestiality.
This news led Chris Barron, Chairman of the gay conservative group GOProud to issue a challenge to O’Donnell:
“Here is what I would love to see — someone actually ask Christine O’Donnell if she stands by statements like this, instead of the failed Castle/DSCC approach of attacking her personal financial problems,” said Barron. “I think Christine O’Donnell has made a lot of statements that are troubling to gay conservatives, and should be considered troubling to all conservatives. I would love for O’Donnell to either defend these statements or tell us that her opinions have matured and changed.”
So far, no response from Camp O’Donnell.