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Video: New Jersey Gov. Christie cornered on homosexual views

One of America’s top conservative personalities distanced himself from his Catholic faith’s teachings on homosexuality, saying that he believes homosexuals are “born that way” and therefore it is “… [More]

The governor suffers from the exact same problem Catholics and Protestants do: I am my own highest authority and I can pick and choose which of God's truth I agree with.
This is why He gave us the Bible. It acts just like the Constitution, except it cannot be amended. But we live in a nation whose education system has relentlessly taught the primacy of one's own desires over all others, especially God's.

It is clear that he doesn't understand the Church's teaching.

I don't think Christie "distanced" himself as you say. More like he didn't understand his Catholic faith's teachings on the matter. At worst, he fumbled the ball.
Do you understand the teaching?