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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:32 PM
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Birds and bees may be gay: museum exhibition
Birds and bees may be gay: museum exhibition

OSLO (Reuters) - The birds and the bees may be gay, according to the world's first museum exhibition about homosexuality among animals.

With documentation of gay or lesbian behavior among giraffes, penguins, parrots, beetles, whales and dozens of other creatures, the Oslo Natural History Museum concludes human homosexuality cannot be viewed as "unnatural."

"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," an exhibit statement said.

Geir Soeli, the project leader of the exhibition entitled "Against Nature," told Reuters: "Homosexuality has been observed for more than 1,500 animal species, and is well documented for 500 of them."


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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:39 PM
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1. Okay, so homosexuality is natural. ...
What about Pop Tarts? Can anyone honestly say that God intended them to be food?
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:53 PM
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2. I would make a comment about twinkies, but
Goodness knows how others might construe such a comment. :blush:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:18 PM
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4. do you eat twinkies?
if you hadn't said it.... :yoiks:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:10 PM
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3. YO NORWAY!!
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:27 PM
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5. I earned the nickname, "Gay Monkey Man" when I was...
Kicking around grad school at Oklahoma State. An evangelist would come yell at us every Friday, and my afternoons were free so I would hang around for a while and basically do stand-up with him as a foil. When he went on a tear against homosexuals (after dragging himself away from telling us that women who wear pants are sluts), I asked him, why if homosexuality is against God, would there be examples of it in the animal kingdom? Especially since certain passages of the Bible make the claim that animals have no souls. Without souls, animals go neither to heaven nor hell thus they're not judged thus they're not sinners. Why would God then make these animals be homosexual?

He was taken aback for 10 seconds, and he answered, "Because God gave man dominion over the Earth, and man's sin covers the Earth, and that's why animals are sometimes homosexual."

"Whoa," I yelled. "Are you saying there are two gay monkeys in the Amazon rain forest banging each other, and it's somehow our fault? Do you work this hard to be stupid, or does it come naturally?"

He chose to ignore me the rest of the afternoon even with my repeated shouts of, "Tell us about the gay monkeys, damn it!"

For a year afterwards, fellow students I didn't know would greet me with, "Hey, Gay MOnkey Man!" And after I left OSU and moved to Tulsa, I was called this in front of James Randi by a fellow attendent at one of his lectures when he visited Tulsa. :)

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