Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain

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.


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