I was listening to some old George Carlin the other day. He has a routine called “Gay Lib.” Now this is from 1974, so while it’s very enlightened for its time, it’s probably a little uninformed by today’s standards. Now, in this routine he puts forth the notion that being gay is normal but not natural. The reason? He claims that if nature had intended for some of us to be gay, that we wouldn’t have been made to share the same sexual organs that are used by heterosexuals.
So I put the question to God. Did the lack of separate sexual organs indicate that we’re supposed to be straight?
She not only told me that it didn’t, she pointed out that the organs we have are already doing double duty. George said that if nature had been in charge then we wouldn’t have had to share organs, but even straight people are sharing them, using them for eliminating bodily waste as well as for pursuing pleasure. She also pointed out that we’re designed to fit together in all sorts of interesting ways and that if she really didn’t want us to be queer, we’d find it a lot harder to find slots that fit our tabs.
So I suppose the bottom line was, all’s well that fits well.