Yet Another GOP Presidential Hopeful Is Anti-Gay Marriage, Pro-Creationism


Not that you’ll be terribly surprised to hear this, but Republican Texas Governor and potential GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry fully supports putting a federal limit on gay marriage — and things creationism is pretty cool, too.

Perry told The Associated Press that his presidential campaign would focus primarily on jobs and not evolution or gay marriage, but he does feel that, “social issues should be decided state by state and even remarked that New York’s passage of gay marriage law was that state’s business. Still, he said he would support a constitutional amendment that takes away the power of the states to decide who can get married.”

“Yes, sir, I would. I am for the federal marriage amendment,” he said. “And that’s about as sharp a point as I could put on it.”

However, when speaking about his views on creationism, he allowed a few more words with which to sharpen his point:

“There are clear indications from our people who have amazing intellectual capability that this didn’t happen by accident and a creator put this in place,” Perry said.
“Now, what was his time frame and how did he create the earth that we know? I’m not going to tell you that I’ve got the answers to that,” Perry said. “I believe that we were created by this all-powerful supreme being and how we got to today versus what we look like thousands of years ago, I think there’s enough holes in the theory of evolution to, you know, say there are some holes in that theory.”

No matter what your views on evolution are, I think we can all agree that in this next election, creationism is hands down the most pressing issue, amiright?

Perry backs a constitutional limit on gay marriage [USAToday]

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