Dan Savage to Herman Cain: Prove being gay is a choice

Dan Savage to Herman Cain: Prove being gay is a choice

Dan Savage has challenged Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain to perform a sex act on him to prove that being gay is a choice.

The “It Gets Better” activist was incensed at comments Cain made to CNN’s Piers Morgan earlier this week. “I think it’s a sin because of my biblical beliefs,” Cain said on Wednesday. “And although people don’t agree with me, I happen to think that it is a choice.”

On his blog Savage posted an open letter to Cain:

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

But Savage had more to say: “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.”

“Last night on CNN Herman Cain said that being straight is something that a straight person can take or leave. Herman Cain believes that heterosexuality is something a heterosexual can decide to walk away from, like an underwater house or a lousy meal. Straight people should get angry when they hear a straight person making this argument.”