Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) was put on the defensive on Friday when asked if he believed gay people were born that way, Towleroad reported. “I’m not going to get into the analysis of this or that,” Kasich said during his exchange with 62-year-old Kelly Bryan at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. “It’s not analysis,” Bryan shot back. “Are people born gay?” “Probably? I don’t know how it all works,” the GOP presidential candidate responded. “Are they? In all probability, they are.”
“But to be quite honest, I don’t really see the point of arguing about all of this,” Kasich then argued. “The reason behind that is arguing has never brought anything good to anyone, and it’s certainly not going to start right now. We are sitting here, wasting our time on petty feuds and differences of opinion, when in reality this country has much bigger problems. And what we’re doing is, we’re focusing on the small picture when we should be focusing on the big one. And that’s the fact that we’re likely to have a megalomaniacal bigot as president come November. And to clarify – yes, I am referring to Donald Trump.”
The Ohio Gov. continued, “So, I really think we need to stop what we’re doing now and you gay people really need to get your hands on some chill pills. Because, as soon as you take those, you’re going to calm down and you’re going to start seeing the world through the eyes of normal, straight people. And that’s not going to be beneficial just for you, but for the rest of us as well. Because, the way things are looking right now, you all are too damn pissed off about the fact that normal people don’t like you that you’re more focused on making them like you instead of realizing that you’re the ones who are wrong.”
“Therefore, if I was gay and about to go out and vote in a couple of months, I’d really try to start the chill pill treatment, like, yesterday. Because, neither you, nor I, and this country along with us has any more time to lose. So, to simplify the procedure for those of you who don’t follow what I’m saying: stop whatever you’re doing, head to the nearest pharmacy, get your hands on some chill pills and start hoping they’ll work in time for the election. If not, you’ll end up being straight again. And that ain’t too bad either, if you ask me,” Kasich concluded.