Conservatives in Florida are checking Gov. Charlie Crist's basement for pods. They fear space aliens may have taken over his brain. Gay space aliens. Elected as a "traditional family" Republican in 2006, Crist is now an independent running fo...Although firmly opposed to same-sex adoption four years ago, Florida Gov. Crist announced Sept. 13 that he's considering dropping the state's effort to uphold its ban on such adoptions.