Herman Cain’s discussion of homosexuality last night with CNN’s Piers Morgan will probably go over pretty well in the conservative evangelical communities in the early primary states. Read the transcription below.
Cain makes the obvious point that liberals have no answer for. He’s basically saying, 'show me the gay gene.'
Herman Cain is going to stick with the Bible on this one. Not a bad idea at all.
This is why conservatives are gravitating to Herman Cain. He doesn't speak like a politician. Typically, politicians would give a vague answer and go all wishy washy so as not to offend anyone.
As someone who is NOT a politician, Cain just speaks like a regular conservative Christian about the issue. He's not trying to offend homosexuals, even though they will find what he says offensive. He's just speaking from the heart and giving his biblical worldview.
There's nothing wrong with that at all. It is why he is resonating. It's summed up in one word: AUTHENTICITY.
Cain: 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 personal choice.
Morgan: You believe that?
Cain: I believe that.
Morgan: You think people wait — you believe people get to a certain age and say, I want to be homosexual?
Cain: Let me turn it around to you. What does science show? Show me evidence other than opinion and you might cause me to reconsider that...Where is the evidence?
Morgan: You're a commonsense guy. You genuinely believe that millions of Americans wake up in their late teens normally and go, you know what, I kind of fancy being a homosexual? You don't believe that, do you?
Cain: Piers, you haven't given me any evidence to believe otherwise.
Morgan: My gut instinct, Herman, tells me that it has to be a natural thing.
Cain: So it's your gut instinct versus my gut instincts. I respect their right to make that choice. You don't see me bashing them. I respect them to have the right to make that choice. I don't have to agree with it. That's all I'm saying.
Morgan: It would be like a gay person saying, Herman, you made a choice to be black.
Cain: You know that's not the case. You know I was born black.
Morgan: Maybe if they say that, they would find that offensive.
Cain: Piers, Piers. This doesn't wash off. I hate to burst your bubble.
Morgan: I don't think being homosexual washes off.
Watch the full interview here.