Back in my college days, one of the dickheads in my dorm tried to make that argument. He would say that it wasn’t normal or that it was unnatural. I suppose that you could come up with some sort of semantically narrow definition of “not normal” or “unnatural” and I would agree with you. To what end though? If we agree that it’s not normal, what have you proved?
Neither is putting large amounts of silicone in female breasts to make them bigger and yummier - lots of what occurs in modern society isn’t normal, and I’m left wondering why being gay is the one that is always singled out for such punishment. Can’t we deal with the white-collar criminals and stealing CEOs first? They cause much more problems.
So, as soon as we’ve contributed our share of children, we should just piss off and die? And people who choose celibacy (e.g, Catholic priests) – they contribute nothin to this “primal task”, and they should get on with sharing their genes, rather than wasting our time? And people who are found to be infertile? They’re abnornmal too, and we should get rid of them too?
So, why are you playing around here, instead of carrying out your primal task? You can’t reproduce using a computer, you know.
Sure. So what? Throughout all of human history, AFAWK, there have been homosexuals in the human population, and our species has “reproduced and increased” just fine. Homosexuality isn’t posing even the slightest risk to the survival of our species.
You’re mixing up the concepts of “normal” (often used to mean “appropriate, acceptable, healthy”) and “norm” (i.e., the standard, typical, or majority status). Yes, if homosexuality were the human norm—i.e., if most people were homosexual—that could have bad consequences for human survival.
But homosexuality isn’t the human norm, and never has been, and it looks fairly certain that it never will be. So who cares? The “survival of the species” argument is a complete red herring.
When I think of all those times in my life when I, a man, had sex with my girlfriend or my wife while using contraception—not to mention the oral, the handjobs, the masturbation, the <miscellaneous>—the sheer abnormality of it all fills me with shame. I am truly a embarrassment to my species.
As any four-year-old (and the OP) will tell you, a penis is only for making wee-wee, and making a baby in a mommy’s tummy.
Wearing clothes isn’t normal. Brushing your teeth isn’t normal. Not dying of a heart attack isn’t normal. Eating cooked vegetables isn’t normal. Writing isn’t normal. Taking Tylenol isn’t normal. Going to school isn’t normal. A car isn’t normal. If by “normal” you mean "nature without culture. If that is what you mean, then you are wrong, since about 10% of all chordates, whether clothes-wearing or not, fuck animals of the sex.