Six Republicans who need science lessons
These members of the GOP could stand some remedial lessons in biology, psychology or environmental science. More: Science in the political cross hairs
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain( David Paul Morris / Bloomberg / September 12, 2012 )
In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan in October, the pizza magnate said he personally believed homosexuality was a sin. That's OK as it goes; a lot of the GOP base agrees with him. But he went on to say, "And although people don't agree with me, I happen to believe that it's a choice." Actually, many people in the aforementioned religious-right base do agree with Cain, but psychologists do not. The American Psychological Assn. has found no consensus about what causes same-sex attraction but concludes that "most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation."
Above: Cain in a Bloomberg Television interview during the RNC on Aug. 29 in Tampa, Fla.
"Conversion therapy": Therapy that isn't