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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Queer Eye Doomed

All evidence is consistently pointing to the fact that homosexuality is a physical condition, rather than a moral choice.

While this has it’s liberating aspects, specifically making homosexuality immutable, and therefore, more socially acceptable – there are things out on the horizon such as this: curing people of gayness.

And not the crazy Christian reprogramming of gays either.

SCIENTISTS are conducting experiments to change the sexuality of “gay” sheep in a programme that critics fear could pave the way for breeding out homosexuality in humans.

The technique being developed by American researchers adjusts the hormonal balance in the brains of homosexual rams so that they are more inclined to mate with ewes.

Which is sparking predictable outrage from various quarters. “How dare they ‘cure’ gay rams? Next they’ll be going after the gay penguins! And then, *gulp* humans!”

To which Kid Various responds, “So?”

If homosexuality has a material component, then it stands to reason that it can be manipulated. And if that’s the case, that decision should be left up to the individual. Or in the case of an unborn child, the parents of that individual. This reminds The Kid of deaf people who were out protesting cochlear implants because it would eradicate “deaf culture.”

Hey, if you want to be deaf to experience some sort solidarity with “deaf culture,” knock yourself out. But don’t drag down everybody else who like to be able to experience one of the five basic senses.

Similarly, homosexuality may be entirely biological and morally neutral, but it certainly is abnormal. It just is. It’s not normal for the range of the population. And it certainly comes with a range of debilitating features like emotional pain, ostracism and confusion. The question that puts the lie to the claim that homosexuality is a choice is “who would choose to go through all the tzuris that comes with being gay?”

If parents want to spare their children all that, who are you to tell them no?

If parents want to prevent their unborn children from suffering that trauma – go ahead. If they want to give their unborn children a leg up by genetically engineering them to be smarter and better looking – go for it. If black parents want to give birth to white, blonde, blue-eyed children for whatever reason – that’s their decision.

It’s an individual choice. Not a group choice. That’s the only way we’re going to get through these amazing future technologies.


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