2014-02-20

Nick Cohen: Gay People Not an Aberration

Nick Cohen at CIF:

Yet liberals welcomed the announcement by the American geneticist Dean Hamer in 1993 that genes influenced homosexuality in men, and have cheered on variations on his theme ever since. True, the "discovery" perturbed homophobic clerics. You only have to search for "gay gene" and "Christian" or "Islam" to see their discomfort at the thought that homosexuality has "god-given" causes.

Although it is always worth tormenting small minds, point scoring was and remains a dangerous tactic. ...

Better to say loudly what the Sochi Olympians are too self-obsessed to say at all: gay people are not entitled to human rights because of a gene, but because they are human.
Go read the whole piece at the link.