With righteous sass, former ex-gay Daniel Gonzales challenges GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin for claiming, rather absurdly, that being same-sex-attracted is a choice.

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What Palin said (via CBS):

But as for homosexuality, I am not going to judge Americans and the decisions that they make in their adult personal relationships. I have one of my absolute best friends for the last 30 years happens to be gay, and I love her dearly. And she is not my “gay friend,” she is one of my best friends, who happens to have made a choice that isn’t a choice that I have made. But I am not going to judge people.

Gonzales’ response:

“Should I choose to pray to become straight?” — He already did that.

“Should I choose to see a gay conversion therapist?” — He spent thousands of dollars on that.

“If I promise to try really hard to be straight and went back to one of those ex-gay programs again, would you want me to marry one of your daughters?”

“Even though you ‘don’t want to judge me,’ it seems pretty likely you view my sexuality as sin, which appears to leave me with one choice: A lifetime of celibacy. I could embrace my sexuality and seek to form a meaningful, lifelong committed relationship with another man and build a family. But no, I think your inner views have convinced me to choose a lifetime of being alone and celibate! Thanks, Gov. Palin!”

Apparently, Palin either doesn’t listen to her gay friend when she’s talking, or Palin rejects the facts in front of her and makes decisions based upon prejudice and denial instead.

Is that the sort of person who should lead the United States when John McCain dies?

Hat tip: Box Turtle Bulletin