Fox News contributor Erick Erickson said on Friday that he “largely agrees” with Texas Governor Rick Perry's suggestion that being gay is a choice.

Last week, during an appearance in San Francisco, Perry was asked whether he believes being gay is a disorder.

“Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that,” Perry answered. “I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.”

In a blog post for, Erickson lumped in gay people with alcoholics and adulterers.

“I largely agree with Governor Rick Perry and appreciate him speaking up,” Erickson wrote.

“While most of my generation is pretty accepting of the idea that a person can be born gay, there is no settled science on the matter. … It really does not matter though. Whether one is born gay or not does not mean God made a person gay. And whether it is the unrepentant alcoholic, homosexual, adulterer, liar, or any of the others the Duck Commander listed, none are going to be saved on the last day without repenting.”

“Gertrude Himmelfarb wrote, 'What was once stigmatized as deviant behavior is now tolerated and even sanctioned; what was once regarded as abnormal has been normalized. … As deviancy is normalized, so what was once normal becomes deviant. The kind of family that has been regarded for centuries as natural and moral – the 'bourgeois' family as it is invidiously called – is now seen as pathological.”

(Related: Rick Perry: I “stepped in it” on comparing being gay to alcoholism.)