Supernatural actor Misha Collins recently apologized for claiming he was bisexual at a recent convention dinner celebrating the show in New Jersey.
While giving a speech Collins, who played Castiel in the show, asks attendees, “By a show of force, how many of you would consider yourself introverts? How many extroverts? And how many bisexuals? I’m all three.”
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Collins would apologize for the comments in a lengthy thread posted to Twitter that he began, “I want to deeply apologize for misspeaking this weekend. At a fan convention in New Jersey, when I was talking with the audience I said that I was “all three” things: an introvert, an extrovert and a bisexual.”
He then explained his original intention with the comments, “My clumsy intention was to wave off actually discussing my sexuality, but I badly fumbled that and understand that was seen as me coming out as bisexual.”
“This was not my intention so I need to correct the record: I am not bisexual. I happen to be straight, but I am also a fierce ally and the last thing I want to do is falsely co-opt the struggles of the LGBTQIA+ community,” he clarified.
Predictably, he then decided to virtue signal tweeting, “I believe and fully support that we need to sanctify the human right to express our identities honestly and to be free to love whomever we choose openly.”
He finished the thread apologizing again, “I am deeply sorry for the clumsiness of my language. I want to be a better ally and I feel sick to my stomach that I might have done anything to make things worse. I’m trying to learn, trying to do better and I will keep listening.”
“Thanks and I’m sorry, Misha,” he concluded.
Collins’ statement reads like every other public relations statement issued after any kind of Hollywood celebrity offends the LGBTQ+ lobby.
It does not come off as genuine whatsoever especially when using canned words like “ally” not to mention that final sentence that includes “trying to learn, trying to do better, and I will keep listening.” Every single apology made to the LGBTQ+ lobby includes some version of that phrase and it comes off as completely disingenuous.
Not only does his apology come off as fake and disingenuous, but his advice is terrible. There is no “human right to express our identities honestly and to be free to love whomever we choose openly.”
As Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington notes in A Catechesis on the Human Person and Gender Ideology “the human person is created male or female.”
He further notes, “Realizing that human persons are part of ‘human ecology’ reminds us that ‘man too has a nature that he must respect and that he cannot manipulate at will.’ The human body has intrinsic meaning. Through the body, we encounter not only other human beings but also ‘the moral law, which is inscribed in our nature.'”
So the implication that you can choose your identity is actually counter to human nature as Bishop Burbidge also notes, “So-called ‘transitioning’ might change a person’s appearance and physical traits (hormones, breasts, genitalia, etc.) but does not in fact change the truth of the person’s identity as male or female, a truth reflected in every cell of the body.”
He adds, “Indeed, no amount of ‘masculinizing’ or ‘feminizing’ hormones or surgery can make a man into a woman, or a woman into a man.”
The idea that you are “free to love whomever we choose openly” is also another piece of terrible advice. One doesn’t need to look to the moral authority of the Church to see that, just look at the current lawsuit being waged by Johnny Depp against Amber Heard to see how being free to love anyone can end up. Heard’s multiple dalliances clearly affected their short-lived marriage for the negative.
The Church’s teaching makes it even clearer, “Either man governs his passions and finds peace, or he lets himself be dominated by them and becomes unhappy.”
What do you make of Collins’ apology and his advice?