Bill Nye: Heterosexual Sex is Wrong and Lust Is a Virtue
If you like vanilla ice cream or normal, hetero vanilla sex, you are a bigot and a racist according to "Bill Nye Saves the World." In his latest Netflix project, Nye took on the "Sexuality Spectrum," which he tried to make sound very scientific. But he just ended up sickening the Twittersphere and giving ISIS more reasons to hate us. After debuting some singer no one has heard of rapping about anal sex and power bottoms (not kidding), Nye gave us this enlightening cartoon:
In this cartoon, the vanilla ice cream is trying to convert the other flavors—representing alternative sexuality like gay, bisexual, and transgender...and it seems like one is just black—into being bland vanilla like him. He claims that the ice cream in the sky wants it that way. As ridiculous as this is, the shocking part about it is when the vanilla cone is told that no one wants just vanilla. When he answers that his flavor is what he wants, he is pressured into trying other flavors, which he capitulates to, and it ends in a giant ice cream orgy.
But wait. If sexuality is what you are, then why is it okay to make the heterosexual change his flavor? I thought that wasn't possible. Is Nye suggesting that peer pressure is a good way to get someone to change his or her sexuality? I thought we are supposedly born this way. If that's true, then no amount of coercion should be able to change one's orientation, unlike what happens to poor Mister Vanilla, who is basically gang raped.
The message here is clear (and not at all scientific): Christian, straight white people are bigots, racists and not even straight. Bill Nye offers no proof of that, other than a poorly drawn cartoon about debauched ice cream.
It took me a long time to figure out why the deadly sins are called "deadly." As a young person I often thought the rules of Christianity were stifling and unfair. Much like the flavored ice cream, I too just wanted to do what felt good without consequences. Age and experience with life taught me that sin is simply not good for you and there is no such thing as a consequence-free existence. Much like the ancient rules in the Torah that Orthodox Jews still follow about separating foods, avoiding sin is for our protection. The purpose of warning us of these harmful behaviors is to help us, not to take away our good times. The deadly sins are a good place to start to illustrate this. If you engage in any of the deadly seven—greed, gluttony, lust, sloth, wrath, envy and pride—it is certain your life can spiral out of control. Watch any crime show to see the evidence of the havoc these things wreak on a life including, but not limited to, murder, robbery, fraud, abuse, hatred, rape, narcissism, neglect, suicide, and more. Many have ruined their lives and the lives of others by giving in to what felt good at the moment, and a heavy price was paid by all.