By Hunter Hines
Christian Action League
March 30, 2022
Last week, the Charlotte Observer ran a story about a male dog that was abandoned after his owners thought he might be gay. After they saw him humping another male dog, they dropped him off at an animal shelter in Albemarle.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Steve Nichols and his same-sex partner, John Winn, heard about the dog’s abandonment in a news report and felt they had to do something. They said they couldn’t simply do nothing, not when the dog faced the same kind of ignorance and bigotry they faced as an openly gay couple. So they traveled to Albemarle and adopted Fezco, whom they renamed Oscar, after the famous gay Irish poet, Oscar Wilde.
What’s more, Nichols said that Oscar was sadly victimized, noting the dog had never been sufficiently fed or groomed. And doggonit, Oscar is such a sweet dog too.
Nichols told the Charlotte Observer he didn’t actually believe the dog was gay. He thought that assertion was “one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard.” He believed that Oscar’s humping was “pack behavior.” But Nichols added, “If he wants to be as gay as hell, he can be gay here. We’ll still love him and take care of him.”
“It is not uncommon for proponents of LGBTQ to use animals to normalize gay behavior and promote its acceptance,” said Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League. “I believe that’s what this news story could be about. It does play on people’s sympathies, not just about a dog but gay people in general.”
Creech added that dogs are abandoned and adopted nearly every day somewhere, but it doesn’t make the news. He said the news story about a so-called gay dog and his mistreatment could be used as an allegory for accepting same-sex relationships.
“I don’t know if that’s what was intended with this news story. But it’s almost subliminal in its advancement of the gay cause. The progressive news media is sympathetic with facilitating and promoting it,” he argued.
Creech noted a news story in the media a few weeks ago about two male penguins at a zoo in New York that were referred to as same-sex foster parents and hatched an egg together.
Creech quoted the director of Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, Ted Fox, who told CNN:
“The penguins are free to choose who they want to spend time with (pair with), and in their case, they chose each other. The welfare and well-being of every animal that lives at the zoo is very important to us and we support and encourage each animal to make its own choices when choosing their mates.”
“Give me a break; a statement phrased that way is pure homosexual activism,” concluded Rev. Creech. “Like penguins, though, it doesn’t fly.”
Tuesday, Gary DeMar of American Vision posted an op-ed piece titled Animal Behavior is Not Our Moral Standard. In his editorial, DeMar argues:
“This type of bizarre thinking from the Left has been going on for a long time to soften the brains of millions of Americans. Since most public schools do not teach students how to think, it’s no wonder they fall for fallacious arguments… there is the normalization of homosexuality for children. For example, And Tango Makes Three is an illustrated children’s book about two male penguins that raise a baby penguin. It’s based on a true story of two male penguins in New York City’s Central Park Zoo that ‘adopt’ a fertilized egg and raise the chick as their own…
“Some concerned parents see the book as a homosexual propaganda piece and want it removed from the library’s regular shelves. A parent would have to consent before his or her child could check out the book. There’s no doubt the book is being pushed as a homosexual primer to soften up young minds for the more scholarly propaganda that will come later…
“In Biological Exuberance the author Bruce Bagemihl claims ‘The world is, indeed, teeming with homosexual, bisexual and transgendered creatures of every stripe and feather…. From the Southeastern Blueberry Bee of the United States to more than 130 different bird species worldwide, the “birds and the bees,” literally, are queer.’
“Here’s the premise: Whatever animals do in nature is natural. What’s natural is normal. What’s normal is moral. So, if penguins engage in homosexual behavior, then that behavior must be natural, normal, and moral. How can we ‘human animals’ impose our rules of sexual behavior on what’s natural in other parts of the animal kingdom? Homosexuals extrapolate that what animals do naturally in nature applies to what higher ‘animals’ can do naturally without any moral judgments attached.
“But the lower animal/higher animal model breaks down when other so-called natural behaviors in animals are considered. For example, the Bible states, “It has happened to them according to the true proverb, ‘A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT’ [Prov. 26:11] and, ‘A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire’” (2 Pet. 2:22). It’s unlikely that animals can be used as moral examples when they are compared with human behavior…
“If we are truly the products of evolution, then there can be no moral judgments about anything. If homosexuals want to use penguins as their moral model, then they need to take all animal behavior into consideration when they build their moral worldview. If we should follow the animal world regarding homosexual penguins and thereby regard human homosexual behavior as normal, then we must be consistent and follow the animal world regarding rape, eating our young, and eating our neighbors by decriminalizing these behaviors as well. In a sense, we already do this by supporting killing unborn babies up until the time of birth and beyond.”
“The spirit of this age is subtly deceptive,” said Creech. “Be wise by bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”