In the science section of today's New York Times, Jonathan Miller writes that conservatives have taken to the film "March of the Penguins" as support for traditional marriage, since penguins form enduring pair bonds. So Michael Medved gushes that the film "passionately affirms traditional norms like monogamy, sacrifice and child rearing" and Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review, holds up penguins as an "ideal example of monogamy." Andrew Coffin, writing in World Magazine (described as "a Christian publication") even thinks the film provides support for intelligent design (a more convoluted argument apparently based on their ability to survive in harsh climates).
What these conservative fans have failed to consider, however, is that penguins are one of the many species that exhibit homosexual behavior.
Of course, being penguins, they do it in a monogamous family sort of way, like Silo and Roy, the famous chinstrap penguins of the Central Park Zoo in New York, a male couple completely devoted to each other and so domestically inclinced that they would try to incubate rocks. Their keeper finally gave them an orphan egg, which they incubated and hatched. They were then perfect parents for their adopted daughter Tango.
I guess the conservatives hadn't quite counted on sexual diversity being part of the intelligent design.