Y’all! It’s that time of week again! My new So Here’s the Thing column is up and running at the Washington Times Communities site. This week I’m grouchy that the Westboro Baptist freaks make parents explain homophobia. I also talk about a crush I had on Christian Slater when I was 15.
I know there are people out there who think homosexuality is a sin or they think it’s a choice. I’m not gonna go there on the sin question because I’m not qualified to address that, seeing as I’m not a deity. But the choice thing? I don’t buy it. If it was a choice, then I would have had to choose heterosexuality at some point in my development and I never made that choice. It was innate, which is why, at the age of 15, the first time I saw Christian Slater in a movie, my reaction was “WANT!”. Whereas my reaction to Winona Ryder in the same movie was “She gets to make out with Christian Slater. JEALOUS!”. I’m pretty sure some of the gay guys I knew had the exact same reaction to that movie and their reaction was just as innate as mine. None of up sat down and reasoned out where we fell on the Winona Ryder/Christian Slater Attraction Matrix.
Check out the rest at the Washington Times Communities!