Is homosexuality normal?
Although the question could be bigoted, it doesn’t have to be. On the contrary, it’s an excellent philosophical question.
I realize that almost all gay men and even most lesbians are biologically generated, and at least the gay men cannot change at all. Most lesbians will have a hard time changing. I have no reason to attack anyone who gets wired up any particular way through no fault of their own. It’s like beating someone up for having green eyes or blond hair.
But nevertheless, it’s painfully obvious to me that homosexuality is simply not normal. Obviously the species would have gone extinct if this were the norm.
However, like geniuses, retards, murderers, and saints, homosexuality is normal in that sense: it will always be part of the human experience whether it is right, wrong, or indifferent.
Let us consider briefly one excellent argument for the abnormality of homosexuality: If homosexuality were normal, why would homosexuals habitually mimic heterosexual relations?
Gay men split themselves into males (tops) and females (bottoms) both globally and in relationships.
If you look at a lot of lesbian relationships, it’s obvious that a lot of the time, one is the man, and the other is the woman.
If homosexuality were normal, it wouldn’t mimic heterosexual relations. The fact that it does so habitually implies that it is heterosexuality is the human norm, and homosexuality is just the abnormal variant mimicking the norm, as many abnormal variants do.
Nevertheless, homosexuality is “normal” in the human sense in that most all human societies will have at least a bit of homosexuality.