Governor Christie's quick switch on gay conversion therapy knowledge has one of his fellow politicians up in arms. At first Christie wouldn't comment on a bill outlawing the practice of gay conversion therapy saying he didn't know enough about it to make a comment, then just 24 hours later he did an about face. According to PIX 11, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, Christie is now saying that he doesn't believe in it.
N.J. Senator Barbara Buono did not mince words calling Christie's ambivalence on gay conversion therapy, “disgusting.” She also said that the governor's “intolerance has no place in the state.” Buono later said that the governor may not know much about gay conversion therapy, but “I don't know how much more you need to know.”
Christie carefully answered questions about homosexuality during an interview with Piers Morgan. Morgan asked if he thought homosexuality was a sin. “Well my religion says it's a sin, but I've always believed that people are born with the disposition to be gay.” He then added that he didn't think gay people were sinners.
As far as marriage goes, Christie was clear on saying “I think marriage is an institution between one man and one woman, I think it's special and unique in society.” Spokesperson Kevin Roberts gave a statement to the media defending Christie's view on gay conversion therapy saying “There's no mistaking his point of view on this when you look at his own earlier statements where he makes clear that people's sexual orientation are determined at birth.”