Gov. Rick Perry Likens Homosexuality to Alcoholism

Texas Governor admits, "I'm not a psychiatrist," when asked if homosexuals can be cured by prayer.
1:07 | 06/12/14

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Transcript for Gov. Rick Perry Likens Homosexuality to Alcoholism
Do you believe homosexuals can be cured by prayer or counseling. I don't know. You know I don't I -- I'm not a psychiatrist I'm not a doctor. So. Is -- a disorder. I wrote a book called. On my honor and I talked about that people make choices that line. And whether or not you. Whether or not you. Feel compelled to follow a particular life style or not. You have the ability to. Decide not to do that. And and I am I made the point talking about alcoholism. I may have. I may have the genetic. Coding. That I'm inclined to be an alcohol. But I -- Desire not to do that and I look at the homosexuality issues the same way.

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