Well, this is a tragedy:
In a recently released song titled “Born This Way,” pop singer Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known to her fawning fans as Lady GaGa, promotes the cultural myth that aberrant sexual behavior is based in biology.
The most-oft repeated lyric in the tune is “I was born this way.” In the song Lady GaGa sings, “I’m beautiful in my way, ‘cause God makes no mistakes.” In later lyrics she makes it clear the intent of the song when she repeats, “Don’t be a drag – just be a queen.” The play on words is an obvious reference to homosexuality.
Good job, wingnut!
As the song progresses, Lady GaGa becomes more overt in asserting there is a genetic basis for homosexuality – really for all aberrant sexual behavior. The lyrics continue: “A different lover is not a sin,” and, “No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I’m on the right track baby. I was born to survive.” The song concludes by repeating the lyric, “I was born this way.”
As much as I hate to say it, Lady GaGa’s got a better grasp on the science than the Louisiana Baptist wingnut.
“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic,” President John F. Kennedy once said. “Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
Sounds like a good description of fundamentalist Christian mythology.
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Oh, that’s too bad.
I had never heard the song before, so here it is!