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Gay penguin couple given their own egg to rear

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  1. Buddy and Pedro are seeking legal advice….

  2. There’s just nothing like a new gay penguin story to start the day off right.

  3. Errol Semple 23 May 2012, 4:52pm

    It is unnatural (does not exist in nature). Hehe.

  4. Its important to note that the penguins are not actually gay, as confirmed by their keeper, who describes them as “friends”.

    Penguin males are the ones who guard eggs in nature. It is a communal effort the males all huddle together to keep both themselves and the eggs warm, while the female goes back and forth to the sea to bring food.

    These penguins are simply doing what penguins do, they are not gay.

    There would have to be a record of the penguins (and other so-called “gay animals”) actually having sexual intercourse with one another, before it could be credibly claimed they are gay.

    1. Bisexual woman in Edinburgh 23 May 2012, 6:44pm

      There are plenty of records of same-sex sexual behaviour between animals, and in particular for penguins. Yes, “gay” is a politico-social construct that doesn’t apply to penguins any more than “couple”, “parents” or “good friends”. Terms such as “heteroerotic” or “homosocial” would be more appropriate. It sounds like these two have pair-bonded in some way or other, and I personally am not that interested in whether a couple of random penguins are bonking or not. Same-sex surrogate parenting has worked well with other species, and it’s nice to see it happening here.

    2. Jock S. Trap 28 May 2012, 12:56pm

      Wow… another uneducated person… so many… who knew!!

      So sadly really. lol

  5. PS – the previous “gay penguins” story was shown to be rubbish, given both have since repeatedly mated with females.

    Penguins are allowed friends of the same gender, without hasty conclusions being drawn about their sexuality.

    1. Yeah right,and the eggs from Cadbury’s.

    2. Bisexual woman in Edinburgh 23 May 2012, 6:45pm

      And penguins should obey human stigmas against bisexuality for what reason exactly?

    3. Oh shush. It’s sweet.

    4. “without hasty conclusions being drawn about their sexuality.”

      Like the hasty, but scientifically likely conclusion about your sexuality in that anyone that needs to come onto a gay site and display homophobia is most likely to be “protesting too much”?

      http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-big-questions/201106/homophobic-men-most-aroused-gay-male-porn

      Doesn’t reading this stuff make people like you cringe?

    5. That’s right. Animals who boff the opposite sex never get off with their own. And I have the oddest feeling that you would not indulge the slightest delay in concluding that two inseparably paired animals of opposite sexes were heterosexual.
      Mythology and double standards – among the essential ingredients of homophobia.

  6. ‘gay’ does not exist in nature, they said. it’s unnatural, they said…

    b!tch please! homosexuality has been discovered in over 500 species ages ago so why do some people still go on about this?

    and still homophobia exists in only one of these species. KOALA BEARS!!!

    1. You have me intrigued now, how did the koalas manifest their homophobia?

      1. Religion.

  7. Aw… bless em, bet they can’t wait for the happy event!

    Made me wonder if we can expect another viral video of Pastor, Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina, next Sunday?

    If he can’t get his facts right about human reproduction… what on earth is would he make of the heterosexuals giving “gay” penguins an egg so that they can reproduce? man is he going to have his n*ts in a knot about tampering with nature and allowing the gay gene migrating to be nurtured in the animal kingdom. He’s probably going to want all penguins put in zoo’s so they can become extinct. ;)

  8. David Skinner 24 May 2012, 11:00am

    Errol, I’ll tell you what is natural and that is animals eating their own young and spiders eating their mates. There is a great deal in nature that is red in tooth and claw and yet, (or rather not yet), we humans do not eat our young or mates. But give it time!

    Plus, as you well know, in the case of the two penguins Roy and Silo, the latter has abandoned Roy for a female penguin called Scrappy.

    The question is: will our tolerant diverse government allow a homosexual to abandon his civil partner for woman and, if having done so, is he allowed to join her in marriage counselling in order to strengthen their heterosexual bonding.? Or will the gaystapo put a stop to this and force him to pair up with a homosexual.

    1. “will our tolerant diverse government allow a homosexual to abandon his civil partner for woman”

      Stupid statement – this is a reductio ad absurdum fallacy.

      “we humans do not eat our young or mates. But give it time! ”

      Another stupid reductio ad absurdum.

      “Or will the gaystapo put a stop to this and force him to pair up with a homosexual.”

      And yet another ridiculous reductio ad absurdum.

      Ergo, Skinner proves once again that he grasp at straws to make an silly argument in his growing isolation in society as a bigot, but excels in his pronouncement as an idiot. Brava, Mr. Skinner! You once again demonstrate why we’re winning above religious bigots, and you’re an utter loser.

    2. You should know Skinner, you’re a bit of a goose after all.

    3. What a bizarre question, David! Is that all you can come up with? Obviously, Civil Partners are free to divorce and marry whom they want, male or female, as are straight people.

      I sometimes wonder if your pontificating comments here are actually an attempt to catch the eye of your ‘peacock’ of an ex-boss. He was gay, you say, so he maybe reading PN, eh? ;) And why would you think about marriage changing to a CP and vice versa? Does that ex-boss play on your mind?

    4. Jock S. Trap 28 May 2012, 1:06pm

      You don’t know anything about humanity so you Skinner? and you call yourself religious too.

      Well if your so call ‘Heaven’ is filled with nasty, hateful bigots like yourself… who the Hell would want to go there (Pun intented!)

      Fact: you spend your life campaigning Against people.. We don’t we just get on with it despite your kinds nasty thing you find to through at us. Gay people have been around naturally since time began in every animal kingdom and will til people like you destroy the world and all in it.

  9. David Skinner 24 May 2012, 4:34pm

    Will as someone once said the worst thing that can happen to someone is that they get want they want.

    As for men who have come out of homosexuality and married women and have children and who wish to be cleared of any lingering homosexual desires to strengthen their marriage; they are not allowed to do this . But a homosexual who wants to strengthen his homosexual addiction can access any number of gay affirming therapists.

    As for humans eating their own; material from aborted babies is already being used as a food additive in Pepsi

    http://www.naturalnews.com/035276_Pepsi_fetal_cells_business_operations.html

    Here is reductio ad absurdum that is not absurd. If all men and women became gay, the human race would die out within one generation.

    It is I hate to say, Will Fitz -Wind -and- Trousers who is reducing himself to absurdity.

    1. Some things never change. The sky is blue; grass is green; David Skinner spouts absurd, paranoiac nonsense. Move along, everyone.

    2. The human race wouldn’t die out as gay people are just as fertile as straight people, David. Are you lonely? Or just bored? I’m sure there are chatrooms where you could find a friend.

      1. “Are you lonely? Or just bored?”

        Would you be the friend of a lunatic like this who slaps the bottle of Pepsi out of your hand because the baby in it is looking at him?

        I’d say his wife can’t stand him either.

        :)

        1. I was thinking along the lines of someone like keith as a friend :D They could share paranoid theories and work off their frothing fury on each other. Eurggh……I think I need to rephrase that……!

          Ok then, David – counselling maybe? Work through your issues and I’m sure you’d feel happier once you’d let go of your weird vendetta and explored just why you feel the need to denigrate one section of the community and why you’re so obsessed with everything to do with gay men.

          1. “I was thinking along the lines of someone like keith as a friend”

            Ohh, yes, I like it. You mean like sharing a hospital ward or next door cells? They could swap stories, magazines…. medication.

            “why you’re so obsessed with everything to do with gay men.”

            I think this one is more than obvious – there are many, many studies to back it up, but really, do we need them in this case? A man that has gay sex on his mind all the time has, well, only one thing on his mind – its as clear as day to me.

      2. (And was “Will Fitz -Wind -and- Trousers” supposed to be insulting to me??? I can’t tell, 1930′s children’s war-time taunts are outside my vocabulary range…. my sense of humour is a tad more sophisticated)

    3. “As for humans eating their own; material from aborted babies is already being used as a food additive in Pepsi”

      LOL! What a marvellous display of paranoid nonsense. This was the “scientific discovery” of a group of fools know as the “Children of God for Life” – how trustworthy they sound – where, in their idiocy, they make some leap of faith with cell cultures and Pepsi food ingredients?!? Absurd but in the minds of the uneducated and the foolish who lapped this nonsense up.

      The inevitable dementia finally taking its troll on the old fool Skinner.

      Skinner, just sit back and let us take the driving seat, you sound mentally ill now – you’re utterly powerless as it is (what with your daft failed petitions and all), so let civilised and educated people like us bring in marriage equality. Worry not about it. You just worry about Emmerdale farm and other such important stuff.

      Hush now, pops.

      1. I wondered what he was on about! Looks like he reads to many fundie and conspiracy websites. Watch out for those barcodes, David! :D

        1. The barcaroles wont get him, he has his trusty tin foil hat on – LOL!

          I sincerely hope, Iris, our superior intellects and education prevents this slow decent into paranoid fear and dementia that Skinner is clearly suffering from. How tragic at his age to lose all ones faculties, and so publicly too, it must be humiliating for him.

          1. The gay/left wing/PC/atheist attempt to cunningly mess with David’s brain is foiled – literally! :D

            And yes, I do feel embarrassed for him sometimes. It’s painful to watch.

          2. “The gay/left wing/PC/atheist attempt to cunningly mess with David’s brain is foiled – literally!”

            LOL! You said it! We’re always on the prowl to twist the minds of the god fearing righteous and convert children to homosexuality with our tantalisingly high paid salaries, excellent education and generally just existing.

    4. Ben Foster 2 Jun 2012, 8:03pm

      “….men who have come out of homosexuality and married women and have children and who wish to be cleared of any lingering homosexual desires to strengthen their marriage….”

      What would be the point of giving men like that therapy to deepen their delusion of being straight? That would only make them more deluded.

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