John M. Becker

A Tale of Two Christies

Filed By John M. Becker | August 20, 2013 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: 2016 election, Chris Christie, conversion therapy, ex-gay therapy, pray away the gay, reparative therapy

Chris-Christie.jpgYesterday, in a landmark victory for LGBT rights, New Jersey Republican governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill banning the dangerous and discredited practice of "ex-gay therapy" from being offered to minors.

The Associated Press also reports that Christie's office made a rather curious statement about the morality of homosexuality in general:

In a note accompanying the bill, Christie said he believes people are born gay and that homosexuality is not a sin. That view is inconsistent with his Catholic faith, which teaches that homosexual acts are sins.

I call Christie's remarks "curious" because his administration very recently filed a brief defending the state's 2006 Civil Union Act but arguing -- quite poorly, I might add -- that same-sex couples should not be allowed to enter into legal civil marriages.

So in the world of cognitive dissonance that is Planet Christie, gay people are born that way, homosexuality is not a sin, and it can't be cured -- but LGBTs still shouldn't be able to get married.

Sorry, Chris, but if you're trying to even somewhat catch up with public opinion on LGBT rights before you run for president in 2016, you're going to have to do a whole lot better than that.


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