Monday, January 12, 2009

"Compulsion": By Ken Blackwell

RNC candidate Ken Blackwell, answering a question by a GLBT rights activist:
Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, a leading candidate for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee (RNC), is coming under fire Monday for making remarks this summer that gays and lesbians suffer from a "compulsion" that can be "restrained."

"You can choose to restrain that compulsion," Blackwell told radio host Michelangelo Signorile, a gay and lesbian advocate, this summer during the Republican National Convention. "And so I think in fact you don't have to give in to the compulsion to be homosexual."

"I've never had to make the choice because I've never had the urge to be other than a heterosexual," Blackwell added, "but if in fact I had the urge to be something else I could have in fact suppressed that urge."

Oh, Kenny. Any foot soldier of the gay agenda can tell you, the trick is seeing whether you could compel yourself to be gay. You've never had the urge to be anything but heterosexual? Fabulous. Many gay folks have never felt the urge (social and familial pressure, yes, internal urge, no) to be straight. If they can get over their hang up, so can you.

Try being gay for a week, Ken, and get back to us.


Superdestroyer said...

If is something that cannot be controlled, then what are there so many homosexuals who used to be married. How do you explain Margarethe Cammermeyer who after a 15 year marriage and having four sons, decided that she was a lesbian after a messy divorce?

PG said...


Are you actually trying to provide ammo for the pro-same sex marriage side? People who, under the force of social and legal pressure, pretended to be straight but finally cracked and admitted their homosexuality are evidence that it cannot be controlled permanently. Surely you'd be better off citing some "ex-gay."

Please check your gmail account.

Superdestroyer said...

You may also want to explain how many former Lesbians are not married in heterosexual relationships.

What should be agreed is that maybe someone life experiences actually do affect the sexuality.