Zack Ford takes up Herman Cain's challenge in the above video to "show him the science" proving that sexual orientation isn't chosen:
If Cain has not seen “the science,” he clearly has never bothered to look. Based on decades of research, all major medical professional organizations agree that sexual orientation is not a choice and cannot be changed, from gay to straight or otherwise. The American Psychological Association, the world’s largest association of psychological professionals, describes sexual orientation as “a complex interaction of environmental, cognitive and biological factors.” There is considerable evidence to suggest that biology, “including genetic or inborn hormonal factors,” plays a significant role in a person’s sexuality.
What staggers me in Cain's remarks is that he is not interested in what actual, you know, homosexuals say about themselves. The presumption that 99 percent of us are liars about one of the core aspects of our being and psyches is, the more you think about it, deeply insulting. How many gay people does Herman Cain actually know? I have a suspicion not many.