O’Donnell In 2006: Homosexuality ‘An Identity Disorder’

September 20, 2010 7:33 a.m.

Here’s another goodie from Christine O’Donnell, the conservative activist who has asked voters to look past her previous right-wing statements on sex: As recently as 2006 — the first time she ran for Senate, losing the Republican primary — she declared that homosexuality was an identity disorder.

As Greg Sargent reports, O’Donnell said in an interview for the Wilmington News Journal in 2006 that homosexuality was a disorder. Greg has obtained the original quote from the reporter’s notes:

“People are created in God’s image. Homosexuality is an identity adopted through societal factors. It’s an identity disorder.”

[TPM SLIDESHOW: Christine O’Donnell: Anti-Masturbation Crusader. Witchcraft Dabbler. Republican Senate Nominee.]

The TPM Poll Average gives Democratic nominee Chris Coons a lead of 52.2%-38.8%.

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