I kid you not. (Edit: See more explanation below)
The reigning scientific consensus on sexual orientation is that it’s an inherited, biological trait, but that’s just because scientists don’t know how to party. A far sexier explanation has been offered up by Christian magazine Charisma, which conducted its own investigation into the origins of homosexuality to reveal the real culprit: sex with demons.
“Can demons engage in sexual behaviors with humans?” the magazine asks. Why yes, they can! At least according to the article’s primary source, a former stripper-turned-ministry leader named Contessa Adams.
The two most identifiable sexual demons are the incubus, which is a male sexual demon that traditionally assaults women, and the succubus, which is a female sexual demon that assaults men. Sometimes they also lure people into homosexual behavior.
Adams says the succubus spirit that used to attack her confused her so much that she contemplated becoming a lesbian.
People who are blind to nothing but religious dogma say the most ridiculous things. Let’s blame imaginary entities for assault and then say that assault changes your brain to make you homosexual.
That’s what they said. Sometimes there are hateful things that are worth mocking. That’s crazy and the damage you do to people who buy into that stuff is despicable.
UPDATE: (28-Nov-2012) A commenter has pointed out that the original piece in Charisma was about demon sex but BARELY alludes to the gay part. The alternet article (reproduced on Salon) took that one little bit and made it the headline. Sorry I missed digging into that. So, it truly is doubtful news in more ways than one. Alternet has been loose with their interpretations before. I’ll think twice about their stuff now.