Colin Craig needs to stop obsessing about gay sex

Here we go again:  Colin Craig’s insisting that homosexuality is a choice.  Previously, when asked in clear, simple terms, he stated unequivocally that he, himself, could “choose” to be gay.

Now, in a more muddled fashion, he’s testified before a Select Committee that

[Homosexuality is] a choice influenced by a number of things including genetics.

Interesting.

More interesting:

Yes, we are discriminating between relationships.

Why interesting?  Because of a long-standing meme used by anti-gay rights activists to pretend that they’re not gigantic bigots:  the pretend division between being gay and acting gay.

You’ve heard the line before:  “we hate the sin, not the sinner.”

But let’s consider the logical focus of that statement, and Craig’s above:  it’s on the sex.  The couple-hood.  The relationship.  These people don’t care about one-guy-who-personally-and-in-his-own-time-likes-other-guys – no no no, it’s all about two-guys-doing-things-together.

Colin Craig’s real problem, the reason he thinks he himself could totally choose to be gay, is because he’s part of a conservative movement which is completely fixated on the cock.

But what about the lesbians???? you may cry, plaintively.  Well, let’s put Colin Craig’s comment into context (with bonus alliteration!):

We are saying that marriage between a man and a woman is recognised. We are saying that a relationship between a man and a man, for example, goes down the path of a civil union

Was it really a more efficient use of breath to say “between a man and a man, for example” than to say “between two men or two women”?  Not really.  Now, if it were someone else talking, you might argue that they’re trying to break down biological essentialism, cis-normativity and the gender binary and when they say “for example” it’s because there are literally a dozen other sex/gender configurations of relationship that they could theoretically include.

Colin Craig … probably isn’t trying to break down biological essentialism, cis-normativity and the gender binary.

So why go straight to man-on-man matrimony?  Why is that the “example” he lists out of the two (to him) possible options?

Because Colin Craig is fixated on the cock.

Colin Craig’s statement – once again, that he himself could totally “choose” to be gay – depends on this fixation.  Because if you think of homosexual men as being normal human beings, who feel and love and are attracted to each other and go out on dates and play footsie under the table and cuddle and buy each other flowers or craft beer or power tools or just have super-hot one-night stands … well then you’d find the idea of “choosing” to be oriented towards liking other guys ridiculous.

On the other hand, if you think of homosexual men purely in terms of being people-with-cocks who do naughty things with other people-with-cocks … then sure, you could honestly labour under the illusion that homosexuality is a “choice”.  Because you could totally suck another guy’s cock if you really had to.  It wouldn’t be enjoyable, it wouldn’t be passionate, it wouldn’t be erotic to you, but you literally have the physical capacity to open your mouth and place it over a cock.

That’s what “being homosexual” means to Colin Craig.  Cock.

The reason this just makes me laugh, though?  Is that this attitude comes from the people who want to dictate what love is.  Who want to have dibs on “love” and “specialness” and “caring” and “committed”.  Yet they so lack empathy for their fellow human beings that they sincerely believe the only thing that “makes” a person say “I’m gay” is that they occasionally, for no actual reason, want to get nasty with someone who has the same junk as them.

It makes you wonder, the same way you have to wonder when religious fundamentalists start saying things like “if we don’t have prayer in schools, everyone will turn into a serial killer.”  Is that really all that’s stopping you?  God (though please note how carefully our homegrown fundies avoid mentioning Him in their arguments) sitting up there saying “DON’T SUCK COCK” is the only reason you’re not hanging out in gay bars wearing a t-shirt saying “Do me”?

This is the point where some people would make the usual jokes about “what is Craig hiding” and “how long before he gets caught foot-tapping in a public loo”.  But I don’t assume Colin Craig is secretly gay.  I assume he’s just so fucking soulless that he really doesn’t understand human emotion.  He’s just going through the motions of what he’s been told is “normal”.  And seeing that “normal” being changed by the evolution of society?  Fucking terrifies him.

On the other hand, he could just be a hateful troll whose continuing “credibility” in the eyes of our media establishment is one of the reasons people have stopped buying newspapers.

 

2 comments

  1. Frank Macskasy

    Funny thing about this “choice” business… For the life of me, I can’t recall preecisely when I chose to be heterosexual, as opposed to Gay. I can’t even recall when the choice was handed to me by my parents,

    “Now Frank, we’ve told you about the Birds and the Bees. Now you have to choose. Baring in mind you only get one crack at it and you’re stuck with it for life. Try and let me know by lunch time, eh?”

    Nope. Can’t remember any such convo taking place…