From the comments at AoSHQ, for purposes of provoking discussion. On the topic of, maybe sexuality is not necessarily a matter of “Born this way.”
My hubby’s former boss is super duper prog man, to the max. His kid went to school. Wifey insisted he go to boarding school. So he has a gay experience and announces he is gay. Family appears delighted by said announcement. A year later the kid is talking about bringing a girl home. The prog Dad says, “I thought you were gay?”
Prog son says, “Dad I was only 15, what did I know?”
My super-progressive cousin did this with her painfully shy son – she kept telling him “It’s OK if you’re gay, I’ll love you no matter what, do you want to take a boy to prom? etc.”
Finally his older sister screamed at her, “He’s not gay, mom, he’s just SHY!”
Stories like these make me think that real-life is not as simple as the gay left social narrative makes it out to be. Maybe it’s not just a matter of genetics, and sexual orientation being fixed at birth. Maybe people do respond to social cuing, and emulate what’s trendy.
I kind of wonder if, twenty years hence, the current mania for celebrating “transgenders” will be seen as a silly fad like coonskin caps and goldfish swallowing.