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Botched GOP Statement Implies that the Majority of Texas is Gay

homosexual_rainbow_flag-316x237Look, we get it. People make mistakes once in a while, and sometimes when that happens in writing it can completely twist around everything you meant to say. Something like that happened this week for the Texas Republican Party: accidentally implying that the majority of the state’s population is gay.

The state party released a statement with their official election platform and policy goals this week, but due to some errant grammar, the missive offers an accidental take on the populace with regard to homosexuality.

“Homosexuality is a chosen behavior that is contrary to the fundamental unchanging truths that has been ordained by God in the Bible, recognized by our nations founders, and shared by the majority of Texans.”

As NPR and Lone Star Q have pointed out, several things are wrong with the statement’s grammatical structure, and they amount to suggesting that the state is mostly inhabited by homosexuals. The irony here, as Reuters noted, is that party’s usual stance on LGBT matters is that homosexuality is an undesired, unbiblical lifestyle, and that gay people should not be allowed to marry.

Remember, always mind your commas…

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