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Perry Backs Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment, Questions Evolution


Just in case there were any lingering questions about Texas Governor Rick Perry's social conservative credentials, the likely presidential candidate told the Associated Press today that he supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman.

"Yes, sir, I would [support an amendment.] I am for the federal marriage amendment. And that's about as sharp a point as I could put on it," Perry told the news agency, just one day after he reiterated his opposition to same-sex marriage at a right wing gathering in Colorado.

Meanwhile, Perry also insisted that he thinks a creator, rather than the Big Bang, formed the universe.

There are clear indications from our people who have amazing intellectual capability that this didn't happen by accident and a creator put this in place.

Now, what was his time frame and how did he create the earth that we know? I'm not going to tell you that I've got the answers to that.

I believe that we were created by this all-powerful supreme being and how we got to today versus what we look like thousands of years ago, I think there's enough holes in the theory of evolution to, you know, say there are some holes in that theory.

Hmm, next thing you know he'll say he believes the world is flat.

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  1. It's embarrassing how stupid americans can be.

    Posted by: Alex | Jul 30, 2011 3:59:58 PM

  2. If Rick Perry wants to spend his time talking about gay marriage and evolution right now instead of jobs and the economy, we should encourage him to do that.

    Posted by: chuck b. | Jul 30, 2011 4:04:03 PM

  3. I am beginning to believe in devolution. I think that is what is happening to Republicants like Rick Perry.

    Posted by: John Patrick | Jul 30, 2011 4:05:17 PM

  4. Rick Perry's numerous gay affairs have been pretty well documented. Another anti-gay Republican who is, himself, gay. Yawn.


    Posted by: Rob | Jul 30, 2011 4:08:57 PM

  5. He is a secessionist

    There, end of story he looses the general for being too crazy for indies

    Posted by: say what | Jul 30, 2011 4:11:56 PM

  6. Jobs Jobs Jobs. everytime one of these blowhards starts talking this BS. we all need to scream Jobs Jobs Jobs.

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Jul 30, 2011 4:12:26 PM

  7. Ricky-bobby is a legend in his own mind.
    Stay in Texas where you belong-
    with your magic man in the sky and your rentboys and work on that secession idea of yours-PLEASE

    Posted by: Nick | Jul 30, 2011 4:24:20 PM

  8. @John Patrick: I think you're right about Perry devolving. Wasn't he just saying recently that New York, under a states' rights rationale, had the right to legalize same-sex marriage? Next, he felt compelled to say that he, personally, was against same-sex marriage. Now, he's gone all the way to supporting the federal marriage amendment, which is about as anti-states' rights as you can get.

    Now I'm torn: I am actually afraid of what the next step in his devolution will bring, but I'm also looking forward to the comedy.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Jul 30, 2011 4:30:36 PM

  9. Ugh! I can understanding his stance on gay marriage, but questioning evolution? That's utterly inexcusable.

    Posted by: Mike Peralta | Jul 30, 2011 4:41:52 PM

  10. It's so sad to see a grown man - someone one would hope would be a mature thinker - court the dunce vote.

    Posted by: James in Hollywood | Jul 30, 2011 4:48:09 PM

  11. "...our people who have amazing intellectual capability..."

    I want names.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jul 30, 2011 5:15:30 PM

  12. Somebody throw a cup of Santorum on this guy...

    Posted by: RDUB | Jul 30, 2011 5:19:01 PM

  13. Evolution can't possibly be true. If the human race gas evolved above a primitive state, how do we account for the Republican candidates?

    Posted by: jomicur | Jul 30, 2011 5:41:22 PM

  14. His boyfriend must have dumped him. That's why he's in such a bad mood.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jul 30, 2011 5:45:39 PM

  15. He is such an embarrassment. Any Republican who shows a modicum of anything resembling a nuanced opinion is bitched slapped into being another cookie cutter idiot appealing to the basest and most ignorant of Americans. Say what they will about Democratic weakness - the complete lack of spine and integrity among the Republicans far outshines it. They'll give you a pat on the back for your stupidity in exchange for your vote.

    Posted by: scientitian | Jul 30, 2011 5:58:04 PM

  16. apparently rick perry's views on creation are not based on science or biblical mythology. upon what foundation are his views based.? just whatever ricky thinks? by the way, does he still want to take texas out of the union? or since he is talking to god about running for president of the union , is he considering staying in our union?

    Posted by: john leddy | Jul 30, 2011 6:03:24 PM

  17. There are enough holes in the theory to say that there are enough holes in the theory? Wow, now there's a brainiac I need to support.

    Tell me, Rick, can you identify one of the holes in said theory? Bet you can't. And, no, "'cause the Bible said so" isn't going to help your case.

    Posted by: MrRoboto | Jul 30, 2011 6:26:16 PM

  18. And GOProud comes to the defense of Rick Perry against the gay left in 3, 2, 1...

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jul 30, 2011 6:33:23 PM

  19. Rick Perry is quite possibly a bisexual man. There are strong rumors about him having had a number of same-sex liasons in the not-too-distant past.

    Posted by: jason | Jul 30, 2011 6:47:30 PM

  20. "clear indications from our people who have amazing intellectual capability"

    And how exactly did they demonstrate that amazing intellectual capability?

    The wingnuts as a rule do not believe in evolution, as you can see by yesterday's poll on wingnutdaily. They think that because one fossil was reclassified into a different branch of dinosaur-bird, the whole theory's been disproved AGAIN. They really have no idea how scientific theory works.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Jul 30, 2011 6:49:08 PM

  21. And I believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny....does that mean I can bilk idiots from their hard earned money to try to win a race Santa Claus "called" me to enter?

    Posted by: Jay in SF | Jul 30, 2011 8:16:09 PM

  22. The "next thing you know he'll say" will be the Oath of Office--especially if we continue to underestimate the highly-motivated "devolved" American voters.

    Posted by: ANON IN SO CAL | Jul 30, 2011 9:26:43 PM

  23. You can't really blame him. If the only people you hang around with are rightwing nut jobs and people from the GOP, you wouldn't see any sighs of evolution either.

    Posted by: Tony | Jul 30, 2011 9:26:47 PM

  24. Tony Perkins threatened this weasel and he immediately obliged his master.

    Oh, and he better hurry because his looks are fading. Fast. And that is the only thing he had going for him.

    Posted by: galore | Jul 30, 2011 10:07:23 PM

  25. "I think there's enough holes in the theory of evolution to, you know, say there are some holes in that theory."

    Yeah, right. Don't ask him what those "holes" are because he doesn't understand evolution at all. Whatever it is, there are holes in it. That's his answer and he's sticking to it.

    Posted by: Ninong | Jul 30, 2011 10:30:10 PM

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