In his interview with Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, Charles Gibson asked her about the origins of homosexuality:
GIBSON: Homosexuality, genetic or learned?
PALIN: Oh, I don’t — I don’t know, but I’m not one to judge and, you know, I’m from a family and from a community with many, many members of many diverse backgrounds and I’m not going to judge someone on whether they believe that homosexuality is a choice or genetic. I’m not going to judge them.
That seems a pretty satisfactory (though obviously not ideal) answer. Seems she has kept an open mind on the subject even as her church promoted “a conference that promises to convert gays into heterosexuals through the power of prayer.”
UPDATE: Her response this week is consistent with what she said two years ago in the Alaska gubernatorial election. According to the Anchorage Daily News, Palin “said she doesn’t know if people choose to be gay.”