Sunday, January 28, 2007

Homosexual Sheep

Yesterday Gregory received his Time magazine in the mail. If you happen to have the Feb. 5, 2007 issue handy, let's turn to page 54. This page made me laugh for about fifteen minutes. You will see a picture of two rams looking (lovingly) at each other with the headline "Yep, They're Gay." Subtitle: "In defense of rams who love rams--and the scientists who are studying them." And the best line of the article, "All gay rams are butch..."

Unfortunately, much of the article is actually quite sad: "PETA claims that researchers in Oregon are killing gay sheep and cutting open their brains in order to learn how to turn gay rams straight." But then, "[physiologist Charles] Roselli says he and his colleagues never had any intention of creating a drug that will turn people straight." And I guess only 55 sheep, both homosexual and heterosexual, have been killed--which is quite a lot for the poor sheep, but better than the hundreds I was imagining.

I think it's important to do such studies to show ignorant people that homosexuality really is not a choice and that it can't be turned off no matter how much you pray, because the Lord God made people of all types for a reason which most likely is not for us to persecute each other for being different. But people are generally so close minded and personally offensive to me that many would likely applaud a "cure" for homosexuality.

That penultimate (second-to-last) sentence is very run-on-like, but this was done for stylistic, not grammar-deficient purposes.

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