Republican Ken Buck Says Being Gay Is A Choice, And Also Like Alcoholism
Colorado Senate Candidate Ken Buck decided to delve into the bizarre world of social conservatism’s obsession with homosexuality during a debate on Meet The Press this morning:
GREGORY: In a debate last month, you expressed your support for don’t ask, don’t tell, which we talked about with Mr. Gibbs. And you alluded to lifestyle choices. Do you that believe being gay is a choice?
BUCK: I do.
GREGORY: Based on what?
BUCK: Based on what?
GREGORY: Yeah, do you believe that?
BUCK: Well, I guess you can choose who your partner is.
GREGORY: You don’t think it’s something that’s determined at birth?
BUCK: I think that birth has an influence over it, like alcoholism and some other things, but I think that basically you have a choice.
Politically, I’m not sure which is worse, Buck saying that being gay is a choice, or Buck saying that it’s essentially a disease like alcoholism.