To his credit, he did say the standard disclaimer:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/10/carl-paladino-brainwashed-homosexuality-lifestyle_n_757460.htmlAnd don't misquote me as wanting to hurt homosexual people in any way; that would be a dastardly lie. My approach is live and let live.
And then he says the statement in the OP.
This coming from him who's against gay marriage and (probably gay adoption and DADT if he had the chance to say it).
It's like a Southern segregationalist who still uses the term "miscegenation" saying to a white crowd:
"And don't misquote me as wanting to hurt black people in any way; that would be a dastardly lie. My approach is live and let live. I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting an education and being able to marry somebody who's white, and I don't want them brainwashed into thinking that being black is an equally valid and successful option -- it isn't."
Somebody on the huffpost site commented:
"I have nothing against gays! Really! I think they're all dysfunctional by definition, but that's their deal! You know, like show tunes!"