Also in today's Rhino, Orson Scott Card calls homosexuality a "reproductive dysfunction" as part of his latest zillion-word argument against gay marriage (posts Monday.)
Quoth Card, mockingly: "...it's unfair to those whose sexual predilections make marriage unattractive to them. Just because a person has a reproductive dysfunction shouldn't bar him or her from the full benefits of this widespread practice of marriage, should it? How unfair!"
And Think of The Children TM! "Is it fair to the children who will grow up in a society that insists on magnifying any trace of reproductive dysfunction?"
He keeps arguing that gay couples don't want to participate in marriage, which makes sense by his immutable definition of marriage=man+woman, but still seems odd when applied to a discussion of gay people who are trying to get married.
The big finish: "It is pitiable, even tragic, when, for various reasons, anyone is involuntarily cut off from the reproductive cycle of life. But it is grossly unfair to demand...that the normal pattern of marriage and family be deprived of its priveleged position in our society, just so a few people can feel better about their dysfunctions that even they insist are nobody's fault."
Wait -- gay people are incabable of reproducing? Or maybe straight people who are "cut off from the reproductive cycle of life" shoudn't be allowed to marry?