The other day fossilized human footprints were found dating back 1.5 million years. They were part of a group, something humans have been doing since the beginning of time. Everything else aside, groups have always been the key to not only survival, but more importantly, success.
As I considered my own social circle, I realized that diversity was its most extraordinary asset and strength--some 1.5 million years down the road from the footprints of our distant ancestors.
In fact, as any and every Discovery Channel show will tell you, our ancestors, the earliest mammals were prey. Success as a species depended on many factors including strength, agility, fangs, claws, venom and stealth--but ultimately wit and numbers. Frail little monkeys working together prevailed to claim the top of the global food chain thanks to their ability to outsmart and outnumber all predators.
Humans marched to the top without protective fur, venom, fangs, claws or great strength or size. They did it through social bonding.
Thanks to social bonding, the prey became the world's most dangerous predator.
Social bonding, not sex, by the way. Every little thing eaten by crocodiles, great cats, sharks and hawks engages in sex. Humans however have mastered bonding, a profound link that manifests in dozens of ways including sexuality.
Unless you're one of those very silly creationists, it is obvious to you that the road to the success of a species is usually paved with herds, packs, gaggles and increasingly large social units--and bonding of individuals is the evolutionary glue that holds it all together.
Logically, then, one must conclude that the more diversity delivered by evolution to the bonding process, the more adaptable and resilient the species. With that obvious and I would think irrefutable paradigm in hand, homosexuality is not only natural but an inevitable and vital manifestation among higher life forms.
Clearly, the more complex, diverse, emotional and intimate social bonding becomes, the more powerful and successful a species becomes.
It seems to me that science speaks to this is so many ways, clearly and directly--that the notion that homosexuality and bisexuality are not a beneficial and productive part of nature and evolution is simply moronic and belongs with the many other counter-evolutionary beliefs that run counter to the health of our civilization thanks to religious fundamentalism, something that should have been left in the caves of our ancestors along with a belief that lightening bolts are forged on an anvil by a hunky deity called Thor.
Yes, you nelly queens. No Easter Bunny, no Santa Claus and no Thor. You, on the other hand, along with omniverousness, represent the pinnacle of evolution. So far.
And that's why Evangelicals "don't" believe in evolution. They don't dare.