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Rick Perry Tries (And Fails) To Set The Record Straight

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 06.20.2014 | Comedy

Rick Perry recently admitted that he "stepped right in it" when decided to compare homosexuality to alcoholism, but some questions still remain. Such ...

Rick Perry Defers To Scientists On Gay Conversion Therapy, Forgets They Already Trashed It

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Monday that he wasn't sure whether it's possible to stop someone from being gay through a process known as conversion t...

Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism

AP | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, during a visit that focused primarily on economic issues, drew on a reference to alcoholism to explain h...

Rick Perry and GOP Gay-Bashing in 2016

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

So if Perry is stepping down to focus on a presidential run, as some observers contend, what will that mean for GOP political gay-bashing in 2016 race? Judging from Perry's most recent rants, 2016 will be 2012 redux, no matter what any autopsy of the 2012 election by the RNC or GOP strategists might reveal.

Perry Urges Scouts To Resist 'Flavor Of The Month' Pro-Gay Views

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) continued to speak out against a potential change in the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy, urging the group not to be...

Rick Perry: 'We Cannot Condemn Certain Lifestyles'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) expressed the importance of acceptance Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Dallas -- a rare move for the governor, who has...

Perry Decries Gay Rights Activists As Intolerant

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) stood before conservatives gathered at a Faith and Family Rally in Austin on Tuesday and spoke about what he perceives as a ...

Rick Perry Sounds Off On Boy Scout's Gay Controversy

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 04.04.2013 | Gay Voices

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said emphatically Saturday that the Boy Scouts of America shouldn't soften its strict no-gays membership ...

Sam Stein

How The Rick Perry Campaign Deceived Reporters

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential campaigns deceive political reporters all the time and often get away with it. Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential pri...

WATCH: Rick Perry Confronted By Bisexual Teen

Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was challenged point blank in Iowa over the weekend by a bisexual teen who asked him to explain his opposition to gays serving o...

No Offense But...

Orlando Jones | Posted 02.14.2012 | Comedy
Orlando Jones

The one thing that seems clear is this -- there's no such thing as a sacred cow when all cows are sacred. When you speak or write, no matter how careful you are there is a chance someone is going to be offended.

New Hampshire's Gay Bishop On Rick Perry's 'Strong' Ad

The Washington Post | Bishop Gene Robinson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices

Rick Perry would be pathetic, if he weren't so infuriating. In an effort to revive a sinking political campaign, Gov. Perry has reached a new low in p...

Perry Ad Becomes Unintended Sensation

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Maybe Rick Perry should have worn a different jacket. The Republican presidential hopeful's new campaign ad, "Strong," has become a viral...

Brokeback Perry

Jim David | Posted 02.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Jim David

Perry is playing right into the Christian-as-victim mentality that inflates the slightest disagreement with their most radical factions into an anti-Christian bigotry. The most rudimentary gay rights are seen as "intimidating" religious freedom.

Vet Heckles Perry Over Controversial Ad

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was heckled Sunday in Ames, Iowa over his recent ad criticizing President Barack Obama for signing legisl...

Rick Perry's War On The Founding Fathers

Denis Lacorne | Posted 02.10.2012 | Religion
Denis Lacorne

Rick Perry is in fact declaring war on the very political foundation of the United States and on the Founding Fathers. Madison and Jefferson worked hard in Virginia to dis-establish the one dominant church, the Church of England

What Do Cockroaches, King Kong, and Rick Perry Have in Common?

Max Lugavere | Posted 02.08.2012 | Comedy
Max Lugavere

Can it be said, then, that as the Republican base shrinks and becomes increasingly "cut off" from the mainland, it risks becoming a sort-of political "Skull Island," where ideology -- however extreme and unfit for real-world assimilation -- can continue to grow unchecked?

Sam Stein

Rick Perry Anti-Gay Ad Puts Spotlight On GOP Consulting Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Governor Rick Perry's controversial new ad attacking Obama for repealing the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy has infuriated...

Michelangelo Signorile

GOProud Leader: Rick Perry's Top Pollster Is A 'Faggot'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.08.2011 | Gay Voices

Between updates he made on his Twitter feed and an interview he gave to The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein, the co-founder and executive director of th...

Sam Stein

Top Aide To Rick Perry Calls Perry Ad 'Nuts'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry's newest television ad criticizing the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell was created over the objections of at least...

Rick Perry Weighs In On Gay Marriage Debate

AP | By IVAN MORENO | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

ASPEN, Colo. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said Friday he supports state rights so much that he's fine with...