Ken Buck: Being Gay Is 'Like Alcoholism'

What will he say next?

By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User

Posted Oct 18, 2010 3:34 AM CDT | Updated Oct 18, 2010 6:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – GOP Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck has already made headlines by calling birthers "dumbasses" and asking for votes based on the fact he doesn't "wear high heels." Now, the Tea Party favorite has compared homosexuality to ... alcoholism. Asked if being gay is "'a choice," Buck tells Meet the Press that, yes, though "birth has an influence over it, like alcoholism, I think that basically you have a choice."

Right, jokes Gawker's Max Read, "homosexuality is just like a crippling addictive disease! Except, you're addicted to... oh, never mind..." (Click here for more on Colorado's senate race.)

Ken Buck, GOP candidate in Colorado.
Ken Buck, GOP candidate in Colorado.   (AP Photo/NBC, William B. Plowman)
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