…it’s everywhere in nature and serves clear and beneficial purposes in communities. In a move that would almost certainly incite protests, lawsuits, and possibly riots in the U.S., the Norwegian Natural History Museum is hosting an exhibition focusing on homosexuality among god’s less favored creatures. Called “Against Nature?”, the exhibition will run for the next six-plus months.
Among the salient points:
- At least 1,500 animal species practice homosexuality.
- Defusing violent tendencies via homosexual activity is a major factor in keeping order in groups of numerous herd animals, despite their absence of giveaway “Make Love, Not War!” tie-dye T-shirts.
- Male lions often strengthen within-pride loyalty by having sex with each other.
- Dwarf chimpanzees, dolphins, and killer whales — hardly classifiable as neurologically primitive animals — all practice homosexuality.
- Sea urchins — and you knew this was coming — are not known to engage in homosexual activity.
Put this on the list of kosher-on-the east-side-of-the-Atlantic-only quotes: “Sex among dwarf chimpanzees is in fact the business of the whole family, and the cute little ones often lend a helping hand when they engage in oral sex with each other.” That’s from Petter Boeckman, the exhibition academic advisor. It’s my pleasure to pass along this revelation to whatever minion of Coral Ridge Ministries reads this site after doing Blogger searches with the Caps Lock key depressed.
Adds Boeckman, “there are plenty of animals who will masturbate when they have nothing better to do.” Just wait until they master the art of blogging and learn to conquer boredom and other urges at a single whack.