There are benign levels of homophobia and then there are the instances that hit Dan Savage’s radar. Mr. Savage, sex columnist, author and co-founder of the It Gets Better Project, is probably the most outspoken and well-known gay rights activists today. Unfortunately for the equally vociferous moralizers and zealots, he does not take kindly to any assertions that homosexuality is a deviant or depraved lifestyle and his retribution is as swift as it is merciless. Just ask Rick Santorum. If there really was a Rainbow Mafia, Dan Savage would be its Don Corleone, ordering media hits on every bigot pushing their anti-gay agenda.
The latest presidential hopeful to fall afoul of Mr. Savage is Herman Cain, who, in an interview with Piers Morgan claimed that homosexuality was both a sin (per the bible) and a choice. When asked to elaborate on why exactly someone would choose to be gay, Mr. Cain employed the classic “table turn” method and asked for scientific proof that sexual orientation was innate and not a choice. Thus the righteous Savage eye fell upon Herman Cain.
In his blog, Mr. Savage offered himself up as a guinea pig for a science experiment that even the most devout moralizer would be unable to refute:
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,
Well! The gauntlet has certainly been thrown. Though no word yet on how far Mr. Cain is willing to go for God and science.
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