carminea saidFor a Republican, Perry is pretty easygoing about gays.
Don't let that fool you into letting down your guard, he'd be happy to go along with forces to 'put gays in their place'.
Bachmann fails to understand how difficult it will be to reinstate DADT. Perry is the governor of a state with a huge gay population and a lesbian mayor of the biggest city in said state. He's been governor for almost 11 years. He knows how to make compromise. Frankly, there are bigger issues happening in the country than gay marriage and DADT.
Your exactly right gay issues aren't all that, but what I am getting at is if he is leaning so much toward religion and mixing it with politics, then whatever the far right fundy's put forward and means more votes from his base, he will go with it and history show's plenty of the results of mixing religion and politics, I shouldhn't have used just the example of gays, because his religion and tendency to mix it with politics can interfere in a lot of areas that we may not even think of now. (what bigger warning sign do we need than his state sponsored day of prayer)
His state does have a lot of gays and a major city mayor is gay, but that was done by the people in those areas, none of that had anything to do with him. When the fundamentalists were putting through far right ideas for the texas school books and curriculum, did he speak out against it ? From what I remember he went right along with it. whats to say that if there had been a lot of fundies come out against gays that he wouldn't join them ? so far he's not even tried to speak out against the fundamentalitst christians and a lot of other issues, and doesn't it give you a warning that he infers that God is telling him to run for governor ? I don't want nobody in the presidents chair that God talks to, because you never know what that god might end up telling them to do that will take our country backward rather than forward. and yes this has a lot more far reaching possibilities than problems for gays.