Presidential candidates Barack Obama,
Ron Paul and Fred Karger say being gay is not a sin.
Gay glossy The
Advocate compiled responses from the candidates on the issue.
The president answered “no” to the
question, then gave as an example that he has issued presidential
proclamations declaring June as Gay Pride Month.
GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney is listed
as dodging the question.
“Nice try,” Romney told CNN host
Piers Morgan. “I separate quite distinctly matters of personal
faith from the leadership that one has in a political sense.”
Advocate also lists Rick Santorum as not answering the
question. However, in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, Santorum
made his feelings on the issue quite clear.
“Of course, the Catholic Church
teaches that homosexuality is a sin. I'm a Catholic and I subscribe
to the Catholic Church's teaching,” Santorum answered, then added:
“But that's not relevant from the standpoint of how I view these
issues from a public policy point of view.”
“The government has no business in
your private life,” Ron Paul is quoted as saying, “so if one
person is allowed to do something, so should everyone else.”
Karger, who is openly gay, is also
listed as not believing that being gay is a sin.