Penguins 'Pray Away the Gay'

J. Matt Barber
By J. Matt Barber | December 15, 2011 | 2:44 PM EST

Those bent on justifying the homosexual lifestyle often claim that there are umpteen million – or somewhere thereabouts – species of animal in the world that are “gay.”

This begs a few questions:

  1. What?
  2. Then how do they procreate? If these animals forgo natural mating behavior to, instead, spend nights hooking up in the Castro District of Yellowstone, march in critter “gay pride” parades and decorate their nest in fabulous Art Deco pastels, then wouldn’t their species cease to exist after just one generation? So much for Darwinian evolution.
  3. And, even if such nonsense were true, so what?

There are plenty of species in the world that eat their young. Animals are animals. Does this mean we should act like them? (Besides, show me one species of animal that engages in the same kind of depraved homosexual behavior that only the mind of man can invent, and I’ll be impressed.)

Still, whenever some animal displays atypical nesting behavior or exhibits quarks that can be remotely called “gay” (We’ve all seen that dog), moral relativists – who desperately seek to justify objectively immoral behavior – will cry: “Look! It’s a gay animal!”

I know. For most of us the reaction involves little more than a chuckle. Yet, there are those who actually take this absurdity serious.

So, it’s not surprising that liberals are egg-cited – that their feathers are in a ruffle over recent news that another pair of same-sex penguins has flown the “gay” coop.  (I wrote about a second pair last year).

Famous “gay” penguins Buddy and Pedro are the latest chirpy birdies with happy feet to begin eyeballing chicks. They’re now “ex-gay” penguins. (Read about Buddy and Pedro’s “reparative therapy” here.)

Unfortunately, this is all part of liberal’s desperate attempt to find some natural, biological justification – of which science has found none – to validate demonstrably unnatural behavior.

That’s why it’s strategically crucial that these same liberals undermine and marginalize the very real life experiences of untold thousands of former homosexuals. Many men and women with unwanted same-sex attractions have exercised sexual self-determination and have chosen to leave the homosexual lifestyle.

This mean-spiritedness represents a profound lack of respect for other people’s right to choose. Their favorite dig is: “You can’t pray away the gay.” Once you’ve self-identified as (or been labeled) “gay,” you’re stuck with it, you see.

I don’t know. Maybe penguins are just “bisexual” …

Editor’s note: In an earlier article, a Toronto Zoo spokesperson told that Buddy and Pedro aren’t, and never were, gay – and that Buddy’s actually a widower with kids.

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