Tell Herman Cain: Being Gay is Not a Choice
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Tell Herman Cain: Being Gay is Not a Choice

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      Human Rights Campaign

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain went on ABC's "The View" recently and told the audience that being gay is a choice, recycling an outdated lie that's been debunked over and over again by leading medical organizations.

"You show me the science that says that it's not," Mr. Cain demanded, saying that he "could be persuaded" and that it's all "just a difference of opinion."

Well, Mr. Cain, you might just be in luck. Upon hearing this shocking claim, the Human Rights Campaign jumped into the mix and issued a stern rebuke of Cain, calling it a dangerous, outdated falsity. Now we're looking for more people to join the chorus of voices calling Cain out for his failed understanding of the science. Dr. Jack Drescher, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and an expert on the subject, has offered to meet with Mr. Cain to show him hard evidence that being gay isn't a choice – a dangerous lie that gives undue credence to harmful practices like reparative therapy.

And now, he is saying he would support an amendment to the Constitution that would make it impossible for committed, loving same-sex couples to marry – and receive all the benefits that come with it.

Will you join the Human Rights Campaign in sending a letter to Herman Cain now calling on him to meet with Dr. Drescher right away and retract his dangerous statement? If he wants proof, we'll give him proof!

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    • Alex Yeh STOW, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      So, being gay is a choice is it? When did you decide to be straight, Mr. Cain? Why would someone choose to be gay? Why would someone willingly subject themselves to a life of ridicule and abuse? You are an idiot.

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    • Paul Booker CAMANO ISLAND, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      It's probably not worth the effort, but I did not choose to be gay. I was born this way!

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    • Mara Copland CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I always thought "Damn, I'm bullied enough for being fat and poor, maybe I should become a lesbian and really heap the problems on myself." Thanks for really understanding how it is, Mr. Cain.

      I've got a difference of opinion for you. My opinion is that you're a hateful idiot. Show me the science that says you're not.

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    • james m nordlund FARGO, ND
      • over 2 years ago

      Also, just to give supremists something to mull over, you nor anybody else on the planet were "born this way"; duh. reality

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    • james m nordlund FARGO, ND
      • over 2 years ago

      Forgot to add, i.m.h.o.. reality

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