We’re used to some supremely stupid arguments from bigots about homosexuality, but I may have found the single dumbest argument ever on this subject. Sue Bohlin of Probe Ministries says that people can’t be born gay because babies aren’t sexually attracted to the same gender.
First, how do we know that people are born gay? This idea is a newcomer on the scene of human history, arising only within the past hundred years-maybe only fifty. We “know” it because people keep saying so, and people say so because, looking into the rear view mirror of their lives, many of those who eventually identify as gay recall always feeling different, “other than.” According to the spirit of the age, that means they were always gay. Which means sexually and romantically attracted to people of the same sex.
But think about a newborn baby. Is he or she sexually and romantically attracted to people of the same sex? No, of course not. That is an emotional development issue that will arise years down the road. Consider a toddler: how does one find the gay kids in a church or daycare nursery? You don’t.
Uh, babies aren’t sexually or romantically attracted to people of any sex or gender, for crying out loud. Seriously, if you have to resort to arguments this moronic, you really should just give up and admit that you’re full of shit.