Thursday, October 19, 2006
Animal planet: If it feels good, do it
Aside from Reuters the MSM skipped the opening last Thursday of a gay animal exhibit at the zoo in Oslo, Norway. Titled "Against nature?", Scientific American has already issued a correction for omitting the question mark and Britain's Daily Mail continues to report it that way.1
If the MSM has ignored the exhibit, the Christofascists are nonetheless outraged that it was mounted. Yet they seem a bit hard-pressed to say why. Some of them claim it's pornographic, which it probably is when you consider their predilections. Others see it as part of the great homosexual conspiracy. But my favorite is this—
Conservative activist Mike Baker said, "Nevermind Christian condemnation. This exhibit won't endear the museum with many Muslims."
Finding himself without excuse, Baker apparently hopes to pass the torch to the Islamofascists.
The exhibit seems quite tame—
One exhibit shows two stuffed female swans on a nest - birds sometimes raise young in homosexual couples, either after a female has forsaken a male mate or donated an egg to a pair of males.
One photograph shows two giant erect penises flailing above the water as two male right whales rub together. Another shows a male giraffe mounting another for sex, another describes homosexuality among beetles.
I knew about the swans (and geese) and the whales (and porpoises), but giraffes and beetles?
The exhibition, unfortunately, is incomplete. Humans, who are undoubtedly animals, are not represented. And I had so looked forward to a depiction of Adam and Steve—or Madam and Eve.
The story worries—
[I]t is unclear why homosexuality survives since it seems a genetic dead-end.
Yet it gives the answer early on—
The sexual urge is strong in all animals. ... It's a part of life, it's fun to have sex.
Fun and fascism don't mix, unless of course you were thinking of torture.
1It seems to me that giving an exhibit such a title invites controversy where none should be. As the exhibit itself proclaims "We may have opinions on a lot of things, but one thing is clear -- homosexuality is found throughout the animal kingdom, it is not against nature."
That is correct. There is no question that homosexuality is widely distributed throughout the animal kingdom and there is no question that that distribution is natural. No question mark. Period. [back]