Herman Cain's Stance on Gays Doesn't 'Wash'

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain (Getty)

In a blog entry, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart upbraids GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain for his insistence that he be shown evidence that being gay is an inherent trait like skin color. Capehart writes that he himself is black and gay and had no choice in either matter.

Herman Cain's insistence that he be shown the science, the evidence that being gay is an inherent trait like eye color or skin color is well known. And it's disgusting. So it should come as no surprise that the front-runner for the Republican nomination continued the offense last night during an interview with Piers Morgan.

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Asked by the CNN anchor to confirm that he believes that homosexuality is a sin, Cain said, “I think it's a sin because of my biblical beliefs and, although people don't agree with me, I happen to think that it is a choice." Challenged on his backward "choice" assertion, Cain asked, "What does science show? You show me evidence other than opinion and you might cause me to reconsider that." He went on to say, "I respect their right to make that choice. You don't see me bashing them. I respect their right to make that choice. I don't have to agree with it. That's all I'm saying."

Then, Morgan went there.

Read Jonathan Capehart's entire blog entry at the Washington Post.

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