Because penguins are such a bad influence and all...

Have you heard about this? It's so absurd.

To give you the lowdown, there's a bunch of bruhaha going on about a children's book called And Tango Makes Three, and it's based on a true story on two male penguins in New York City's Central Park Zoo who adopted a fertilized egg and raised the chick as their own. Apparently some homophobic, idiot parents have made the assumption that this circumstance automatically makes the penguins gay, therefore no child should have access to this cute little story due to its alleged "homosexual undertones."

Please. Give me a break here people.

Are people really this narrow and ignorant? (Don't answer that - I already know the answer!) I think it's truly a reflection of how completely self-absorbed people in this country have become.

It's not unusual in the penguin community, or in the animal community as a whole to adopt an orphaned baby. Monkeys do it. Cheetahs do it. Bears do it. You could Google it and probably come up with several instances of animals in zoos and elsewhere in the world adopting an orphaned baby and raising it as their own. Happens with both males and females. Sometimes the baby in question is a completely different animal. Doesn't matter to the adoptive parent or parents and it certainly doesn't necessarily make the animals gay because they choose to do this, even if a same-sexed counterpart participates in the raising of the young one.

Makes me sad and boggles the mind all at the same time.

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