Apple boss Tim Cook has just burst out of the closet by declaring he is homosexual.
OK. That’s a big deal? I think not. He is who he is and that’s all fine and dandy.
Then comes U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Loony Bin, to suggest something else is at work here.
“Those are his personal choices,” Cruz said of Cook’s sexual orientation, meaning, I reckon, that Cook chose to be gay.
Cruz then added, “I love my iPhone.”
Is there any doubt now as to why Cruz and other outspoken Republicans are having trouble connecting with gay Americans?
I keep coming back to this notion a person’s sexuality is pre-determined. One doesn’t come into this world, in my view, grow toward adolescence, and then, when puberty kicks in, decide to become attracted to individuals of the same sex.
One’s sexuality is part of who they are. It’s in their genetic code, in their DNA.
For the freshman senator from Texas to ridicule someone’s sexual orientation by comparing it to his “love” for his iPhone cheapens the discussion.
As a friend once said to after me he revealed to the world many years ago that he had become infected with HIV/AIDS while also disclosing his own homosexuality, “Why would I ever choose to become the object of scorn and revulsion?”
He answered his own question. He didn’t choose it at all.