Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the “girlfriend” Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o never met, said the following in a Dr. Phil interview recently aired:

Tuiasosopo told Dr. Phil that he fell in love with Te’o. He also said that he is working to “recover from homosexuality,” which he compared to being a recovering drug addict.

Oh boy, he’s really stepped in it now! Doesn’t he know you can’t “recover” from something you’re born with, something as genetically determined as the color of your skin or the color of your eyes? The whole point, we are endlessly told, is that “coming out” means you can finally be honest with who you really are, no more faking it, which is so last century.

Of course the minor problem with this genetic assertion is that there are plenty of men and women who either determined they no longer liked being homosexuals and decided to change, or who decided they really weren’t homosexuals after all. Plus there are those—widely celebrated in film and tv shows—who were fully heterosexual and then became homosexual. (This “coming out of the closet”  phenomenon is considered a wonderful thing by the mainstream media, whereas going in the opposite direction is branded a self-delusion caused by religious fanatics.)

Given this flexibility of behavior and attitudes, it’s clear that  human sexuality is a lot more fluid than the way it is portrayed by those who ascribe ontological certitude to it. But this is not a popular position to take in a culture dominated by the PC police who enforce groupthink with exacting punishment against those who stray.