In a recent Katie Couric interview, Palin made the leap of a GOP lifetime, by mentioning she has a long-time friend who is a lesbian. She further stated that she doesn’t judge gay people, that she doesn’t think of her friend as a ‘gay’ friend, but as a ‘friend’ friend, and that SHE herself didn’t make THAT choice… choice in being gay I suppose… which makes me think, “did this ever cross her mind… being gay?”
In my opinion, human sexuality is one of those scary frontiers that folks would rather avoid discussion… spending millions on NASA research and underwater exploration makes more sense. Donating thousands of dollars to your local tax-free church makes more sense than checking out a free library book on adolescent sexuality. But I digress…
So, let’s go with this approach. Let’s say we throw caution to the wind and collectively decide, human sexuality is determined at birth. THEREFORE, wouldn’t a homosexual child qualify as a ‘Special Needs’ child?
I know, I know, I’m opening up a can of hostile worms here especially since there are some defense attorneys who would also like to align criminal behavior as predetermined, alcoholism as predetermined, as the same way cheating spouses (usually men) like to say their promiscuity was predetermined.
So, people born with physical and mental disabilities are not deviants (though in the dark ages they’d say otherwise), but homosexuals are. They made THAT choice.
So back to the ideal that sexuality is determined at birth… can we, or I, or you, or somebody make the case that homosexuals are also ‘Special Needs’ people as well, especially if human sexuality is determined – at conception?
I mean, it makes no sense to me that homosexuals are deviants, for heterosexuals are the only group that can physically create them (maybe gays come from deviant pre-marital sex… which, in that case, Bristol BEWARE).
Perhaps Sarah Palin will come to this conclusion herself and become the most aggressive, staunch advocate for gay rights because, GAYS ARE SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE.
She’ll finally have another party to celebrate her lipstick with. Cool beans.