Whenever I have a conversation with hard-line Christians about homosexual attraction, they are guaranteed to point out that it makes no sense, biologically. A gay couple cannot reproduce, they say. The species has no need of this couple, there is no evolutionary advantage to be had for same-sex attraction in any species that reproduces sexually.
Then I saw this Facebook post. I had entirely overlooked the adoption kerfuffle a few years back when the bill that was to become the Equality Act 2010 was still working its way through parliament. Of course, my favourite church was right at the heart of the mess and, of course, it was being belligerent and prejudiced into the bargain. The Catholic church had run adoption agencies in the UK for a considerable time and was howling that they would have to shut them down if they were covered by the legislation stating that they were not allowed to discriminate against gay couples who wanted to adopt.
It seems, according to the Facebook poster’s poster (based on the poster’s research about the research that has been done on this subject), that every sexual species we know about has individuals who do the whole courtship and/or mating thing with members of the same sex. To suggest that this behaviour makes no sense in biological or evolutionary terms doesn’t square with its prevalence in nature.
Gay sex is clearly not against nature, given how much of nature is getting jiggy with like-genitalled compatriots.
And same-sex coupling does seem to serve the species. A same-sex couple can adopt an abandoned youngster/egg and they have been observed doing exactly this in many species. And the Catholic church shut down its adoption agencies because of gay couples. Gay couples who wanted to look after a youngster who couldn’t be with its parents for whatever reason. Youngsters who were desperately looking for people to look after them, but all the straight couples were too busy breeding.
Face, meet palm.
Have a great week, everyone.