Keith Boykin points us to some rather, well, unenlightened comments from Ken Blackwell, a Republican candidate for Governor of Ohio.
“I think homosexuality is a lifestyle, it’s a choice, and that lifestyle can be changed. I think it is a transgression against God’s law, God’s will. The reality is, again…that I think we make choices all the time. And I think you make good choices and bad choices in terms of lifestyle. Our expectation is that one’s genetic makeup might make one more inclined to be an arsonist or might make one more inclined to be a kleptomaniac. Do I think that they can be changed? Yes.”
Not surprisingly, Blackwell is also against gay marriage and proud of the fact that gay marriage helped get George Bush re-elected. His family probably never had a gay either.