Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s gay-baiting: next up – his state has steers, no queers

Posted on 30 Aug 2010 at 8:44pm

Gov. Perry was speaking at a barbecue in Temple, Texas, and he asked those in the crowd to make a decision. “Would you rather live in a state like this, or in a state where a man can marry a man?”

– From Michael Jones’s piece at Change.org.

Is this what it’s come down to? The hypocrisy fest is plumb out of control today.

No word on whether he took an empty beer can and crushed it on his forehead afterwards.

The Texas GOP platform made national news earlier this year, when it came to light that the official Republican Party position in the Lone Star state is not only against marriage equality, but in favor of arresting gay people solely because of their sexual orientation. How very …. Uganda of them.

But Gov. Perry’s latest missive isn’t his first foray into gay baiting for votes. Take a look at the script of a robocall that his campaign ran last November, when Gov. Perry was running in a primary election against current Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson.

“With the president making homosexuality a protected class by signing the hate crimes bill, and Congress poised to vote on socialized health care, do you feel it is critical for more people to earnestly pray for our leaders? If yes, press 1. If no, press 2,” the robocall said. I’m guessing it left off the “Press 3 if you’d like to vomit at this type of politics” option.

UPDATE: Thanks to Blender Stewart Price for the below audio of Perry’s numnut remarks.


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