Finding a handful of gay animals and bringing them all to the same homozoo doesn’t make homosexuality prevalent in nature. Show me an entire species that has managed to survive for millions of years without fucking the opposite sex (a legitimate species, not some weird spore-reproducing thing) and I’ll call it natural. As far as I can tell, nature’s pretty efficient at killing off homosexuals before they pass on their genes.
They need a mate, but they can’t really choose it. There’s not really any sexuality involved. Creatures that spore don’t tend to be thinking, lusting creatures. I’m talking about animals who go “I’m a dude, and I really want to nail that other dude even though there’s a watering hole brimming with chicks right over there.” It’s just not something that nature encourages. I don’t think anyone’s gonna disagree with me on that.
Two males rearing the same egg (which was donated by a female and fertilized by another male) isn’t homosexuality. Bisexuality isn’t homosexuality. You’re getting your wires crossed. Companionship is not sex, for christ sake.
I’m not saying it’s not natural just because it’s selected out. That would mean nothing is natural. I think things that have no choice but to be selected out are unnatural. Homosexuality tends to destroy itself in nature, no matter what species you are or where you live. This is assuming it even is genetic. If it’s a sober choice people make, it’s definitely not natural, I think.
You could also argue that everything that exists in this universe is natural and derived from nature in some way. Depends on your definition of nature I guess.
That hinges on whether it’s purely genetics. I’ve heard some conjecture that homosexuality is dependent partially on the hormones one receives while in the womb. If it’s a genetic trait which then requires hormonal triggers, that decreases the chances for homosexuality to be “weeded out,” so to speak.
Never mind societal pressures which many homosexuals face which leads to them procreating against their tendencies helps prevent weeding out. The gay ex-governor of New Jersey has two or three kids, and I’ve heard of plenty of other such cases. Imagine then the pressure put on closeted homosexuals in societies not as accepting of homosexuality as Western society in general.
Personally, I don’t give a damn over whether being gay is natural or not- I care about people being happy. If being gay makes them happy, so be it.
Bringing this back to the original subject: unless Lucas himself states it, I won’t believe it. Why risks losing fans (both gay and gay-supporters?) Maybe they just mean the WORD homosexual doesn’t exist there- perhaps because nobody gives alternate sexualities a second thought? (Naah, I don’t think so, but that would be a good way to talk yourself out of an embarrassing interview.)