You’ve probably seen the video of Rick Perry going blank on the Lawrence v Texas Supreme Court ruling, which overturned state laws criminalizing homosexuality. But his spokesperson assures the bigots he’s trying to attract that he has not changed his position on the issue:
But if Perry’s memory failed, he hasn’t changed his views any. Pressed on Thursday in Marshalltown on why he opposed hospital visitation rights for gay couples, Perry explained, in a blunt ending to a roundabout answer: “Listen, I love the sinner, I hate the sin.” I asked his spokeswoman, Catherine Frazier on Friday whether, given his foggy response the day before, the Governor still opposed Lawrence. Answer: Absolutely. “The remarks in his book are still the case,” Frazier said.
Yes, he even opposed hospital visitation rights for gay couples. Imagine being that much of a bigot.