John Derbyshire, the toast of New York, has reviewed a history of homosexuality. He speculates that some core of homophobia (what a victory for our enemies is that word) is innate, just as some core of homosexual attraction may be, and heterosexual attraction too.
No one on this board–No saints that I know–have made much of the supposed naturalness of homosexuality, so in that sense the innateness of homophobia (Oh bother. Let’s call it same-sex disgust) has very little to say to us. The speculaton does serve to remind how hard it can be to sort through habit, and culture, and the Fall, to decide what is the divine core of each of us. Some say that their desires have always flowed through certain channels, and they may well be right. Others let their desires drip down certain cracks in the soul until they grow wide beyond blocking and must appear in any honest account of that soul’s landscape.
Update: The zeitgeist goes grinding blindly on. I just noticed that Julie S. had already started this discussion.