Dan Savage wants Herman Cain to prove being gay is a choice

Dan Savage

Dan Savage

Herman Cain wants to see proof that being gay is not a choice. Dan Savage wants Cain to prove homosexuality is a choice, and has a suggestion on how Cain can do that — “Suck my dick, Herman.”

Dan Savage

Cain, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination, has repeatedly said he believes being gay is a choice, and challenges interviewers to “show me the science” that says it’s not.

Appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan on Thursday, Cain said that he respects that gays and lesbians have the “right to make that choice. I don’t have to agree with it. That’s all I’m saying.” Earlier this month, Cain told “The View” co-host Joy Behar, “You show me the science that says that it’s not [a choice], and I could be persuaded.”

Now, Savage — a nationally syndicated relationship and sex advice columnist, and co-founder of “It Gets Better,” a suicide prevention project aimed at LGBT youth — wants Cain to prove that homosexuality is, in fact a choice:

From Savage’s blog:

Dear Herman,

If being gay is a choice, show us the proof. Choose it. Choose to be gay yourself. Show America how that’s done, Herman, show us how a man can choose to be gay. Suck my dick, Herman. Name the time and the place and I’ll bring my dick and a camera crew and you can suck me off and win the argument.

Very sincerely yours,
Dan Savage

As a footnote, Savage — who refers to Cain as a “Choicer” — adds, “And then I’ll say this: when someone argues that being gay is a choice, he’s not just insulting gay people. (And ignoring the science of sexual orientation.) He’s insulting straight people.”

“If homosexuality is a choice, then so is heterosexuality,” writes Savage.

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