Reparative therapy

06/16/2014 5:42 PM

06/16/2014 5:43 PM

I have nothing short of utter contempt for the behavior of the Obama administration, and only a marginally better perception of Republicans.

That view may change with the new Texas GOP platform’s ridiculous plank about homosexuality.

This smacks of an arrogance that is incredibly offensive, drives voters away and institutionalizes bigotry.

Rather than celebrate the gay and lesbian community’s contributions, some seem to think that they are to be treated as pariahs.

It’s time to stop this nonsense, check the intolerance at the door and invite all this talent to participate in responsible government.

Anything less is certain political suicide.

Reparative therapy? Just when was the Texas GOP infected with mad cow disease?

— Gary Conway, Pantego

Rick Perry is catching heat for suggesting that gays can control their behavior, as alcoholics can, even if they do have a physical predisposition.

However, the criticism isn’t really about whether Perry is right, but rather why anyone would want to avoid homosexual behavior.

Why can’t a person decide that for himself? Why should the politically correct crowd insist for all homosexuals that they should not try to change if they want?

— Thomas F. Harkins Jr., Fort Worth

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