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‘The Moral High Ground’: Rebecka Green, 14-Year-Old Bisexual, Confronts Rick Perry over Opposition to Gays in the Military

A brave young bisexual teen confronted Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry over his opposition to gays in the military.

According to the National Journal, 14-year-old Rebecka Green approached Perry while he was pressing palms with potential supporters at a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa over the weekend. She asked him:  “I just want to know why you’re so opposed to gays serving openly in the military and why you want to deny them their freedom when they’re fighting for your rights.”

To which Perry replied: “This is about my faith, and I happen to think that there are a whole host of sins, homosexuality being one of them.” He was quick to point out that he, too, is a sinner and therefore he wouldn’t “be the first one to throw a stone.” He then said that even if he found out his own child was gay he would “hate the sin but I love the sinner.”

There you have it– it’s official: Rick Perry hates homosexuality.

“I’m openly bisexual and I didn’t want to be told that if I wanted to serve in the military that I couldn’t, and I just think [the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell] policy is completely ridiculous,” Green told reporters after her back-and-forth with Perry.

“Nobody should be able to tell somebody who they can or cannot love. I just don’t agree with it,” she added.

The National Journal reports that Green and her father Todd, a professor at Luther College, decided to attend the Perry event after they saw his now-infamous “Strong” ad in which Perry laments that gays can openly serve in the military but “our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.”

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  1. WakakoDecember 20, 2011 at 10:40 amReply

    I disagree with Perry but what a honest response.

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