Tuesday, April 21, 2009

More Gary from Bloomingdale Wisdom

There has been an ongoing debate this week, concerning the Gay Marriage bill, on "Talk of the Town". Adirondack Moralist "Gary from Bloomingdale" is, of course, against marriage of gays. Today he claimed that anyone that could cite a study showing that animals perform homosexuality would be a millionaire. I hope I win the million dollars!

Here is my reply:

"Gary from Bloomingdale" said anyone that could cite a study on homosexuality in animals would be a millionaire. I hope I'm the first to write in. I'm not sure if Gary is giving the million dollars, if so he can tell me when I can collect it. If not, maybe Gary can tell me where I can collect my million dollars.

Evidence for homosexuality in animals:

Bruce Bagemihl, Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, St. Martin's Press, 1999; ISBN 0312192398

Harrold, Max (1999-02-16). "Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity". The Advocate, reprinted in Highbeam Encyclopedia.

Or how about this reference from the University of Oslo: "The most well-known homosexual animal is the dwarf chimpanzee, one of humanity's closes relatives. The entire species is bisexual. Sex plays an conspicuous roll in all their activities and takes the focus away from violence, which is the most typical method of solving conflicts among primates and many other animals."

Maybe "Gary from Bloomingdale" could read this book: "Homosexual Behaviour in Animals": An Evolutionary Perspective by Volker Sommer, Paul L. Vasey

Maybe Gary would like to watch a little homosexual activity among animals. He can go here to this National Geographic video and see for himself (http://nationalgeographic-2.magnify.net/video/Homosexuality-in-Animals)

Male fruit flies have been made to act "homosexual" by genetically deleting their capacity to make dopamine as shown in this study:
Reduction of dopamine level enhances the attractiveness of male Drosophila to other males. Liu T, Dartevelle L, Yuan C, Wei H, Wang Y, Ferveur JF, Guo A.
Gary from Bloomingdale needs to stop relying on common sense so much. Common sense only means that a givem group of people have the same opinion about a given subject. It doesn't make them right. It was once common sense that disease was caused by bad humors in the body.

Be that as it may, I want my million dollars.


theliberalmenace said...

I've always seen marriage as falling within the domain of religion (If you go before a Justice of the Peace, that should be considered a Civil Union, gay, straight or otherwise). The government has no place telling religions what to do (Freedom of Religion cuts both ways)... ergo, If the Episcopalian Church wants to marry gays, the government has no business telling them otherwise.

As a gay man, I am bothered by the non-arguement that gay marriage will adversely affect hetero marriage. The detractors never cite how.

Anonymous said...

Usually the closet cases in their own Heterosexual sham marriages, seem to be the most vocal opponents to Gay marriage. I guess these sad people want others to live their lie in order to justify their own shame and cowardice.

Anonymous said...

"Hal from North Bergen", "Gary from Bloomingdale". I think that we found out who Gary idolizes. Two turds steaming in the hot sun.

Russ said...

As to the first comment;
I believe it should be the other way around and if I'm not mistaken it already is. The state issues a marriage license and then those who choose to do so go to a church where they participate in a ceremony that blesses the union of the two people on the license. And I've always wanted to ask one of the people opposed to gay marriage. So if you don't know the people involved in the marriage, as in living in another part of your state and if you do not know of this marriage tahing place, then if you are not aware? How does this effect you. Sort of the tree falling in the forest when no one is around...