Well this is just 100 steps backwards and in the wrong direction. Texas Governor Rick Perry has just signed National Organization for Marriage’s pledge to oppose gay marriage. Are you serious? What makes this move so controversial on his part is that in July in Colorado, Rick Perry said, “that’s New York, and that’s their business, and that’s fine with me,” when talking about New York passing their same-sex marriage law. Why the sudden change or heart Rick?
Recently online, I saw a huge ad calling out for anyone who had possibly slept with the governor (male strippers, male escorts, or young male hotties). The company responsible for the ad is the Committee Against Sexual Hypocrisy also known as C.A.S.H.. People are pining to find any bit of gay dirt on this guy to pin him to a cross for opposing so many gay values.
To be honest, while I love the idea of finding Rick Perry immersed in the craziest of gay sexual scandals, I honestly just think that this guy is a southern Christian who, despite what he said in July thinks that gay marriage is a sin and goes against his beliefs. And, like I’ve always been told and raised, everyone is entitled to their opinion whether you like it or not. In this case, I don’t agree with his, (obviously). The signing of this pledge sends us backwards in so many ways, yet so many are following the words of Rick and fellow like-minded candidates like Michele Bachmann (who is a lot of things…)
Courtesy of YAHOO! NEWS:
The pledge by the National Organization for Marriage states that, if elected, Perry will send a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification, and appoint U.S. Supreme Court and federal judges who will “reject the idea our Founding Fathers inserted a right to gay marriage into our Constitution.” Others vying for the Republican presidential nomination, including Michelle Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, have also signed it, according to Brian Brown, president of Washington-based National Organization for Marriage, which campaigns against same-sex marriage.
How do you feel about Rick Perry’s approval and signing of the pledge? Standing up for what he truly believes in or following the herd of fellow candidates? Sound off below.