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
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(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.)

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Oct 22, 2010 4:16 AM CDT
I like to drink, some times too much...I hope I'm not Gay too???
Oct 21, 2010 12:26 AM CDT
I have to ask: has anyone here ever sat down and looked at their own sexuality and gone "well, upon reflection, I think it would be in my best interest to be straight. Oh, good! I'm glad that with that decision, this woman suddenly turns me on and this man doesn't. That was easy. Everyone should do this." No, of course you haven't, because that's *not how it works*. Hell, if it did, most people would probably be bi, because that would double your potential bed partners and be fun as hell to boot. That said, I am glad I ended up straight, because this society is downright fucked up when it comes to sexual orientation.
Oct 19, 2010 12:59 PM CDT
Really, Ken Buck? A choice? What are you basing that on, personal experience? Are you telling us that that you could choose to be gay? How the hell does this wack-job get to be a candidate for the senate?