If Disney’s animation department had any character or courage, which of course they don’t, they would jump on the Kenyan gay lions story and create an animated feature about swishy lions fighting discrimination among the animal community as they try to find a haven for a stress-free life as a couple. This is just off the top of my head but it would basically be The Lion King meets Brokeback Mountain. I’m sorry but the photo that popped a week or two ago of those male lions going at it uncorked my imagination.

The comic element in the gay lions story emerged on 11.5 when Ezekeil Mutua, head of the Kenyan Film Classification Board, claimed that the lions were copying the activities of gay men who had visited Kenya’s Masai Mara park. Mutua theorized that the only other explanation was Satan. “These animals need counselling, because probably they have been influenced by gays who have gone to the national parks and behaved badly,” the official said.