Oct. 11, 2010 -- New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is in the national spotlight today after making controversial comments this weekend about homosexuality.
Speaking to a group of Orthodox Jewish leaders Sunday, Paladino said, "I just think my children, and your children, will be much better off, and much more successful getting married and raising a family. And I don't want them to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option. It isn't."
In Paladino's prepared remarks, the candidate was supposed to say, "There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual." He didn't deliver the sentence at the event and now says it is not an accurate reflection of his beliefs.
Paladino defended his comments on "Good Morning America" today but said he is unsure whether homosexuality is a choice.
"I've had difficulty with that," Paladino told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. "My nephew tells me he didn't have that choice. And I believe it's a very, very difficult life for a young person."
Our question to you today: What do you think of Carl Paladino's comments?