A cornerstone of the Homosexual movement is the idea that you are born that way. If you’re not, homosexual activists know, then you can be blamed for it, you can be asked to change, and you certianly aren’t legitimately able to have some kind of minority civil rights claim. After all, if you weren’t born that way and can change, why should we bend for you?
Warren Throckmorton has an article about a recent WNBA player and what she had to say about her path to becoming a homosexual that opens our eyes:
Sheryl Swoopes is arguably the finest female basketball player ever. No, check that, actually there is no argument, as a three-time MVP in the Woman’s National Basketball Association, and a three-time Olympic gold medalist, she is the best. So when she came out of the closet recently, there was excitement in the gay and lesbian community about a high-profile public figure declaring herself a lesbian.
Her story was featured in a recent ESPN magazine article where she said about her sexuality: “I didn’t always know I was gay. I honestly didn’t. Do I think I was born this way? No. And that’s probably confusing to some, because I know a lot of people believe that you are.”
Now comes Ms. Swoopes saying that she does not believe she was born gay. Moreover, she said in the ESPN interview: “I’ve been married, and I have an 8-year-old son. Being with a man was what I wanted. When I got divorced in 1999, it wasn’t because I’m gay.”
So she became gay?
Apparently so. As one who studies how people resolve sexual-identity conflicts, her story is fascinating. She told the Houston Chronicle that she and her husband divorced for the same reasons that many people do: “Probably for about the last year, year and a half of my marriage we were just going in different directions. It got to a point to where I knew it was over with and really didn’t want to do anything else to make it work.” As she told ESPN, her divorce wasn’t due to a conflict over being gay.
In fact, she told ESPN that before she fell in love with her partner, Alisa Scott, she had not entertained any attractions to women. Before her current relationship, Ms. Swoopes said, “The thought of being intimate with her or any other woman never entered my mind. I’ve had plenty of gay friends I’ve hung out with, but that thought never entered my mind.”