Another political figure has come down with foot-in-mouth disease. Ken Blackwell, one of the front runners for running Republican National Committee, has compared homosexuality with arson and kleptomania.
That’s right folks, Blackwell has made it known that he believes that homosexuality is a compulsion that needs to be contained.
He is likely to be popular in some circles but there’s this little bit of information, he’s been said to be of ‘questionable sexual orientation’ himself.
Back in September Michelangelo Signorile interviewed Blackwell at the Republican National Convention.
Part of that interview goes as follows:
KB:Where you and I disagree is that I do not think homosexuality manifested in behavior is a behavior that should in fact make us change the laws of this land.
MS: But many laws have been changed already. The Supreme Court says that homosexual behavior is not illegal. Arson is a crime. If somebody burns your house down, that’s hurting you, hurting other people. The Supreme Court has said if it’s in your bedroom it’s not hurting anybody else.
KB: If in fact you would feel better for me to say to you that, one, I believe homosexuality is a compulsion that can be contained, repressed or changed, and that makes you feel better, then that is what I’m saying in the clearest of terms.
To hear the interview follow the link.