Texas Governor Rick Perry has suggested
that legalizing gay marriage will impact the economy negatively.
Perry, who dropped his bid to become
the GOP nominee for president in January, appeared last month on
Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, a production of the
conservative think tank Hoover Institute.
The 62-year-old Perry answered
questions from host Peter Robinson in front of a live audience at The
Stephen F. Austin International Hotel in Austin, Texas.
When Robinson asked, “On social
issues, is Texas a special case or once again a model and an example
for the nation itself?” Perry defended his positions on
“traditional marriage” and abortion.
“Those are values, and actually
they're values that from my perspective they can't be equivocated. I
mean you're either for traditional marriage or you're not. You're
either for protecting innocent life or you're not.”
“The issue of traditional marriage is
one that continues to bubble forward. And I happen to believe that
if you're going to have a society that is successful – economically
or otherwise – you're going to have to have values that you attach
that society to.”
“I suspect that issue is not going
away. But just because you share a different view or you are
flexible on the issue does not mean that God has changed his mind
about it.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.
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