Meredith Baxter played the mother on the television show, Family Ties, and today on Today she announced that, after three marriages and five children, she had decided that she would try being a lesbian.
There goes what’s left of my childhood. I don’t know what’s true anymore. I suppose that next I’ll learn that Alex Keaton (Michael J. Fox) never was a Republican; that Bo Duke dated my governor; and that Mrs. Brady was messing around with Greg. Never mind.
Here is a serious question: has anyone else noticed that gay couples, especially lesbians, still reflect a typical relationship in that one of the partners plays the role of the man (e.g., Ellen Degeneres, Rachel Maddow)? Doesn’t this imply that even those engaged in unnatural sex recognize an underlying natural law? That there are limits to human rebellion? That even our sin will be shaped by the way God made us?
Here’s a follow-up: if you’re playing the woman role in a lesbian relationship (e.g., Portia de Rossi), why would you prefer to play that role with a “butch” rather than with an honest to goodness man? Could you just as easily switch teams and fall in love with a man (e.g., Anne Heche)?
I recognize that these questions may be sensitive to some, but they are honest questions that I have. I am being vulnerable by sharing them, so please be kind in your responses.