THE NOONER: Midland paper promotes ‘ex-gay’ ministry; Perry says we’ve ‘turned away from God’

Gov. Rick Perry

Your lunchtime quickie from Instant Tea:

• Midland newspaper highlights so-called “ex-gay” ministry. “‘We’re not professional counselors. We just want to be helpful and supportive to those who have unwanted same-sex attraction.’”

• GOPProud’s Jimmy LaSalvia says gays need guns, not hate crimes legislation. And the Tyler Morning Telegraph agrees.

• Rick Perry says America has turned away from God.

• Poll finds that more than half of Americans favor national recognition for same-sex marriages: “According to the latest survey conducted by Harris Interactive, more than half (53%) of all U.S. adults agreed that regardless of their own personal views, ‘a same-sex marriage legally granted in one state should be recognized as a legal marriage in all other states in the same way generally that heterosexual marriages are recognized across state lines.’”

• H&M to open second Texas store in Plano.

—  John Wright