Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Science of Homophobia

Getting play in the media: this article about experiments to make sheep gay or straight, from the Slate; a version of this article also appeared in the Sunday Washington Post.

Science will gradually convince us that sexual orientation is innate, more like skin color than character. Condemnation of homosexuality as a sin will subside, and we'll turn to two biological differences between race and sexual orientation: Homosexuality defies the aspiration to procreate with your mate, and it's easier to isolate and alter in embryonic development. We may come to view homosexuality as we do infertility -- as a disability. The rhetoric of "acceptance" will shift from liberals to conservatives. We'll inoculate our children against homosexuality out of love, not hate.

Read the whole article here...

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