Monday, June 20, 2011

Quote of the Day

[Archbishop] Dolan insists that marriage between a man and a woman is “hard-wired” by God and nature. But the church refuses to acknowledge that homosexuality may be hard-wired by God and nature as well, and is not a lifestyle choice.

– Maureen Dowd
"The Archbishop vs. the Governor: Gay Sera, Sera"
New York Times
June 17, 2011

Related Off-site Links:
Maureen Dowd on Dolan vs. Cuomo: "Gay Sera, Sera" – William D. Lindsey (Bilgrimage, June 19, 2011).
Gay? Straight? Sexual Orientation Not A Choice, But Set At Birth – David Badash (The New Civil Rights Movement, June 2, 2011).
What Causes Sexual Orientation? Nature? Nurture? Both? Or Neither?
What Causes Homosexuality? – Kathy Belge (
What Makes People Gay? – Neil Swidey (The Boston Globe, August 14, 2005).
What the Science Says – and Doesn't Say – About Homosexuality – Jeff Lutes (

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Mary Hunt's Response to Archbishop Dolan's "Truth Claims That Do Not Hold Water"
What Scientists in the UK Are Saying About Homosexuality
"Gaydar," "Gendermaps," and the "Fundamentally Social Purpose" of Homosexuality
What is a "Lifestyle"?
Stop in the Name of Discriminatory Ideology!

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