Earlier this week, Presidential candidate/inscrutable jokemaker Herman Cain claimed during an interview with Piers Morgan that being gay is a choice because there is no evidence that exists that it is not a choice. Columnist Dan Savage caught wind of what Cain said, and disagrees. Very strongly.
The verbal scuffle started when Herman Cain briefly traded words with CNN's Piers Morgan on Wednesday. When the GOP hopeful was pressed for his views on homosexuality, the following exchange occurred,
MORGAN: First of all, let's talk about homosexuality because — and is that wrong? Do you think it's a sin?
CAIN: I think it's a sin because of my biblical beliefs and although people don't agree with me, I happen to think that it is a choice.
MORGAN: You believe that?
CAIN: I believe that.
MORGAN: You believe people — seriously, you think people get to a certain age and go, I think I want to be homosexual?
CAIN: Let me turn it around to you. What does science show? You show me evidence other than opinion and you might cause me to reconsider that.
Apparently unbeknownst to Cain, there's plenty of science that shows that homosexuality is a naturally occurring behavior.
Columnist Dan Savage, like many people who know about science and don't much care for Herman Cain, responded to Cain's statements with a letter he posted on his blog. Savage wrote,
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,
As someone wise once said: That was way harsh, Tai.
Cain should have known better than to trifle with an issue close to Dan Savage if he didn't expect recourse to be swift and to the jugular. After all, Savage is the man behind Rick Santorum's "Google problem" (that sounds filthy). He taught half of America how to have anal sex properly. He started a national discussion on monogamy earlier this year, and he's one of the driving forces behind the "It Gets Better" project. His reach is far and his aim is true.
We'll see if Cain responds, if at all. In the meantime, he'll most likely continue choosing to be inane.
Dan Savage to Herman Cain: Prove that Being Gay is a Choice [The Advocate]