Columnist and activist Dan Savage, who founded the “It Gets Better” movement following the rash of gay suicides last year, has openly challenged Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain to prove the candidate’s recent claim that being gay “is a choice” by choosing to be gay!
And what evidence does Dan suggest Herman provide for successfully choosing to be a homosexual? I’ll let Dan explain it in his own words from his blog…
If being gay is a choice, show us the proof. Choose it. Choose to be gay yourself. Show America how that’s done, Herman, show us how a man can choose to be gay. Suck my dick, Herman. Name the time and the place and I’ll bring my dick and a camera crew and you can suck me off and win the argument.
Very sincerely yours,
Yep, as a gay man, that would certainly be enough concrete evidence to prove myself wrong on everything I’ve ever learned and embraced about human sexuality.
Although Dan’s approach can be somewhat crude and abrasive, he has been highly effective in drawing attention to critical issues facing the LGBT community, and has been equally effective in combating homophobic political candidates like Rick Santorum (we dare you to Google it.)
Dan’s bigger point is that heterosexuals should be equally outraged when people suggest that sexual orientation is a “choice”…
“When someone argues that being gay is a choice, he’s not just insulting gay people. (And ignoring the science of sexual orientation.) He’s insulting straight people. If homosexuality is a choice, then so is heterosexuality. Last night on CNN Herman Cain said that being straight is something that a straight person can take or leave. Herman Cain believes that heterosexuality is something a heterosexual can decide to walk away from, like an underwater house or a lousy meal. Straight people should get angry when they hear a straight person making this argument.”
Ball’s in your court Herman.