Thursday, October 12, 2006

Gay Animal Exhibit Angers Conservative Christians

This post comes in from, a news source dedicated to the lgbt community. It makes you wonder if these same conservative Christians also block out the National Geographic channel when it's mating season. (grin)

(Oslo) Oslo's internationally acclaimed Natural History Museum is being assailed by Norwegian church groups over an exhibit called "Against Nature" which shows same-sex animal pairs.

The exhibit documents homosexuality among penguins, parrots, giraffes, whales and other animals and insects. A translation from Norwegian into English of a statement at the exhibit says

"We may have opinions on a lot of things, but one thing is clear — homosexuality is found throughout the animal kingdom, it is not against nature."

The exhibit opened Thursday features a photograph that attracted considerable attention of two sexually aroused whales rubbing together. Another shows two male giraffe's engaged in sex.

"The sexual urge is strong in all animals. … It's a part of life, it's fun to have sex," exhibit organizer Geir Soeli told the Reuters news agency.

But conservative Christian groups are accusing the museum of displaying pornography. One evangelical pastor said museum directors should burn in hell.

The exhibit was partially funded by the government and church groups are demanding an investigation into how the grant was made.

Here is the link to the story.

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