According to The Huffington Post, presidential candidate Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, has signed a controversial pledge to back a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage. The statement goes against what he said earlier–that the states should decide on gay marriage.

The National Organization for Marriage’s pledge, which Perry signed Friday, states that if Perry is elected, he will send a Constitutional amendment defining marraige as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification. The pledge also states U.S. Supreme Court and federal judges who will “reject the idea our Founding Fathers inserted a right to gay marriage into our constitution.”

Perry’s former stance on gay marriage is that he believed it to be a states’ rights issue, and that he’s all right with New York’s decision to legalize gay marriage. You can read more about this pledge and Perry’s former stance on gay marriage here at The Huffington Post.

There’s a lot that could be said about this pledge–that it’s a stunt simply to gain votes, that it’s prejudicial–but instead of me rattling off my opinion (which I kinda already stated), I’ll let you sound off on this in the comments section below.

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19 thoughts on “Rick Perry Signs Controversial Anti-Gay Pledge”
  1. Good, the Sodomite (gay) lifestyle is sick and un-natural. It goes against God and man. It is evil perverted lifestyle and anyone who supports it is sick and perverted also.

  2. Good, the Sodomite (gay) lifestyle is sick and un-natural. It goes against God and man. It is evil perverted lifestyle and anyone who supports it is sick and perverted also.

    1. Hey Reggie, you probably don’t like non-white people either do ya?  Its sad there are still people like you out there

    2. Hey Reggie, you probably don’t like non-white people either do ya?  Its sad there are still people like you out there

    3. Reggie, homosexuality is much more than a lifestyle choice. Trust me. I’ve spent the last decade trying to pray it away, wishing that I were more “normal.” And my faith is what has gotten me through the process of accepting myself as I am. God does not make what is not supposed to be. Do not use God as a smokescreen to hide behind your lack of understanding, as it reflects badly on the rest of the Christian community. 

      FYI, in historical context, the sin of Sodom was inhospitality. Expecting Lot to expose his visitors, God’s messengers and strangers to the city, to the abuses intended by the rest of the town. Using this passage to defend sexual ethics goes out the window as soon as Lot offers his daughters to the townspeople in place of the visitors.

      And if homosexuality/homogenital acts were what was truly what was being condemned in the story, why would Ezekiel 16:48-49 say “This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, surfeit of food and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.”

      If you choose to read the Bible literally based on the passage about Sodom, you can’t discount the blatant explanation offered in the latter verse. As we both believe in God and likely hold the Bible as holy, I do not make judgments on your character, as you are still a child of Christ, and are made in His image as well. However, the hardness of heart reflected in your comment implies the same misguided condemnation exhibited by the Sodomites.

      1. I liked everything you said except the last sentence since you’re kinda judgeing him in that sentence and you shouldn’t judge people by one comment on some random website

    4. Reggie, homosexuality is much more than a lifestyle choice. Trust me. I’ve spent the last decade trying to pray it away, wishing that I were more “normal.” And my faith is what has gotten me through the process of accepting myself as I am. God does not make what is not supposed to be. Do not use God as a smokescreen to hide behind your lack of understanding, as it reflects badly on the rest of the Christian community. 

      FYI, in historical context, the sin of Sodom was inhospitality. Expecting Lot to expose his visitors, God’s messengers and strangers to the city, to the abuses intended by the rest of the town. Using this passage to defend sexual ethics goes out the window as soon as Lot offers his daughters to the townspeople in place of the visitors.

      And if homosexuality/homogenital acts were what was truly what was being condemned in the story, why would Ezekiel 16:48-49 say “This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, surfeit of food and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.”

      If you choose to read the Bible literally based on the passage about Sodom, you can’t discount the blatant explanation offered in the latter verse. As we both believe in God and likely hold the Bible as holy, I do not make judgments on your character, as you are still a child of Christ, and are made in His image as well. However, the hardness of heart reflected in your comment implies the same misguided condemnation exhibited by the Sodomites.

  3. Why does this hateful attitude persist today? I have been partnered for 46 years, paid taxes, maintained great restraint in our relationship. My counterparts and neighbors who happen to be hetrosexual have several rights that we do not. Who cares what your terminology is for marriage, we simply want the same freedoms that our friends and neighbors enjoy. The goverment accepts our taxes with open arms, and very unpolitely closes them when it comes to my relationship, would we call this discrimination?

    Illegals enjoy more rights than my partner and I do, we were born here, served in the military, we are care giver volunteers in our community, why are we hated and feared? What have we ever done to the Christain right? Alas, they use God as a cover for hidden agendas that are not only hateful, but downright crimminal. Shame on all folks who do not accept some diversity into their lives, and treat us as if we are monsters, you will never know how we suffer at your expense, it is so very regretful. Bob Charley

  4. Why does this hateful attitude persist today? I have been partnered for 46 years, paid taxes, maintained great restraint in our relationship. My counterparts and neighbors who happen to be hetrosexual have several rights that we do not. Who cares what your terminology is for marriage, we simply want the same freedoms that our friends and neighbors enjoy. The goverment accepts our taxes with open arms, and very unpolitely closes them when it comes to my relationship, would we call this discrimination?

    Illegals enjoy more rights than my partner and I do, we were born here, served in the military, we are care giver volunteers in our community, why are we hated and feared? What have we ever done to the Christain right? Alas, they use God as a cover for hidden agendas that are not only hateful, but downright crimminal. Shame on all folks who do not accept some diversity into their lives, and treat us as if we are monsters, you will never know how we suffer at your expense, it is so very regretful. Bob Charley

  5. Why does this hateful attitude persist today? I have been partnered for 46 years, paid taxes, maintained great restraint in our relationship. My counterparts and neighbors who happen to be hetrosexual have several rights that we do not. Who cares what your terminology is for marriage, we simply want the same freedoms that our friends and neighbors enjoy. The goverment accepts our taxes with open arms, and very unpolitely closes them when it comes to my relationship, would we call this discrimination?

    Illegals enjoy more rights than my partner and I do, we were born here, served in the military, we are care giver volunteers in our community, why are we hated and feared? What have we ever done to the Christain right? Alas, they use God as a cover for hidden agendas that are not only hateful, but downright crimminal. Shame on all folks who do not accept some diversity into their lives, and treat us as if we are monsters, you will never know how we suffer at your expense, it is so very regretful. Bob Charley

  6. Lets get rid of everyone in this country who is gay, not from texas, not a man, not named Rick, and not governor. Then it will be a utopia

  7. Lets get rid of everyone in this country who is gay, not from texas, not a man, not named Rick, and not governor. Then it will be a utopia

  8. Lets get rid of everyone in this country who is gay, not from texas, not a man, not named Rick, and not governor. Then it will be a utopia

  9. Rick Perry vasilates. Why does this hateful attitude persist today? I have been partnered for 46 years, paid taxes, voted in every election. My counterparts, friends and neighbors, who happen to be hetrosexual have several rights that we do not. Who cares what the terminology is for marriage, we simply want the same freedoms as our hetrosexual counterparts enjoy. The Goverment accepts our taxes with open arms, and very unpolitely closes those same arms when it involves my relationship. Would we call this discrimantion?

    Illegals enjoy many more rights than my partner and I do, and we were born in America, served our country, we are care giver volunteers in our community, why are we hated and feared? What have we ever done to the Christian Right? Alas, they use God as a cover for hidden agendas that are not only hurtful, but downright crimminal. Shame on all folks who do not acceot some diverity into their lives, and treat us as if we are monsters, you will never know how we suffer at your expense, Ii is very regretful in America, the land of the free, except for us that is.-bob

  10. First off, let me assure everyone, that God loves the gay
    person, the liar, the thief, the murderer, the rapist, the mean spirited
    gossiper, etc…and this list includes ALL of us!  No one is
    perfect!  But God who is perfect loves us all. 

    What He does hate are the sinful thoughts,
    words, and actions that we ALL carry out continually.  My view, and I really believe that of all true
    Christians, is that we should always love the person for whom Christ died, but
    hate the sin.  This is what my Bible teaches!  If two gay people want to
    live together then that is their prerogative. 
    But please, let’s not define it as marriage under the law.

    1. I don’t think God would care about our law.
      He would only care about what is just and right, and the right thing to do here is to give gays the same freedoms as the rest of us.

  11. First off, let me assure everyone, that God loves the gay
    person, the liar, the thief, the murderer, the rapist, the mean spirited
    gossiper, etc…and this list includes ALL of us!  No one is
    perfect!  But God who is perfect loves us all. 

    What He does hate are the sinful thoughts,
    words, and actions that we ALL carry out continually.  My view, and I really believe that of all true
    Christians, is that we should always love the person for whom Christ died, but
    hate the sin.  This is what my Bible teaches!  If two gay people want to
    live together then that is their prerogative. 
    But please, let’s not define it as marriage under the law.

  12. Reggie: Fuck you. I support your right to do whatever the hell you want, so long as it doesn’t harm others. Your instance that your opinions have any bearing on the relationship between two consenting adults is what’s truly sick and perverted.

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