New York (CNN) - New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has said that homosexuality is not "an equally valid or successful option" compared to heterosexuality.
Paladino said he doesn't want children "to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option ... it isn't." He made the remarks Sunday to an Orthodox Jewish group.
A prepared version of his remarks, obtained by CNN from New York affiliate NY1, contained two lines that Paladino did not actually deliver. Those lines said, "There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual. That is not how God created us." Paladino emphasized in a statement on Sunday night that he did not include those lines when he delivered his remarks.