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The characters in my strip, set in Africa's Western Rift Valley, are: the Foolish Pride of lions (Leon, the haughty and lethargic King of Beasts; his queen, Leona; and their cub Lionel, an unpromising heir to the throne); Secretary Bird, a liason between the Royal Court and the rest of the animals; cerebral, man-imitating Ape, a reader of the Substandard; peevish Rhinoceros; harmless but senseless Ostrich; Crocodile, resident of the much-frequented Watering Hole, and his dentist, Crocodile Bird; Honey Badger (alias Ratel), the "Meanest Animal in the World", and his one associate, Honeyguide; Mumbo the elephant, a descendant of Jumbo and a butt of jokes about his weight and the size of his ears and nose; Duncan the dung beetle; ill-favored and unwashed Warthog; the craven, henpecked male and shrewish female hyaenas, both of them foul-smelling and perpetually at war vs. the lions; the mistaken-identity-plagued zebras; slow and superannuated Tortoise; Oxpecker, a companion of large herbivores; Hugh the chamaeleon; and walled-up Mrs. Hornbill.

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13 March 2014

Uncommon Commentary #397: It's Hard to Be Gay if You're "Gay"

Because I'm not an homosexual and I don't live in Uganda, I haven't read up on the anti-homosexuality law in that country, but I hope that it (along with similar legislation in, e.g., Nigeria) doesn't punish a person merely for being homosexual as opposed to actually committing sodomy; the Church holds that (since homosexuality is known to psychiatrists to be a mental disease) it's not sinful merely to feel same-sex attraction, although it is a sin to yield to such impulses, just as it is for a heterosexual to fornicate.  Even laws that penalize only the committing of homosexual acts likely are unnecessary.  Contrary to the "Gay pride" blather that we sometimes hear, probably no one wants to have a psychological aberration; the fact that homophiles are unable to have something that nearly all of us desire (i.e., a healthy relationship with a member of the opposite sex), and that homosexual behavior can have deadly consequences, means that homosexuality really is its own punishment.