"...WWT staff took an old eggshell, carefully popped the newborn chick inside, taped it up and returned it to Carlos and Fernando's empty nest. The pair were soon seen "talking" to the chick inside the egg and a little while later the chick hatched for a second time..."
A few months ago, I got into a "discussion" on the Shotgun about some of the bullshit reasons people dredge up in order to discriminate against homosexuals. I just happened to question why, if god didn't like homosexuality, did he create other animals besides humans that were homosexual?
Well, you'd a' thunk I was attacking motherhood, apple pie, and the blessed virgin's sincerity in swearing she never had sex with that man...
One poor little weeper almost literally fell apart and dissolved into tears on the thread! She kept telling me I didn't love animals if I insisted on slandering them, and then she'd implore me to "take that back!" I got accused of making up all the news stories about gay animals (all by myself, too -- wasn't I an amazin' person?).
It was a hoot. Pathetic, but hilarious at the same time. I didn't know that in this day and age, people with access to so much information and education can actually be that ignorant.
Well, Carlos and Fernando are gay. They are also damed good -- even insistent -- parents.
To the homophobes of the world, the question now is: Whatcha gonna do about it?