It seems everyone has an opinion as to whether being gay is a product of genetics, environment, biology societal conditioning or something else entirely. A beefy Republican friend of mine -- who claims to be "super straight" -- argues that it's a choice. He's totally anti-gay and brags about how much he hates gays. During our conversation I tried to be diplomatic with him, seeing as he was 6'3 and over 300lbs, but a moral sense of righteousness dictated that I stand my ground and prove to him that he's wrong. Our conversation went something like this:
Me: Being gay is not a choice.
Him: Of course it's a choice!
Me: Look, when you were a teenager did you "decide" that women were going to make your dick hard and men were not or did it just sorta happen all by itself?
Him: I decided!!!
Me: OK, you decided. In order for it to be a "choice" then you must get turned on by both men AND women! That means that YOU are gay my friend!
Him: I AM NOT GAY!!! (He pounds his fist on the desk and glares at me. Then he starts ranting and raving) WHO ARE YOU TO CALL ME GAY?? I'M A MARRIED MAN WITH TWO KIDS!!! I OUTA WHIP YOUR ASS HERE AN NOW!!!
I guess "ass-whipping" is a sure sign of "not being gay". His face turned flush with anger. He rose from his chair. At this point I ran for the door with him in pursuit. I was fast enough to escape him as staying in one place would have meant certain death. I haven't heard from him since.
No doubt about it. He's gay.