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Here We Go Again — Another Phony ‘Gay’ Gene Study


A study conducted earlier this year is being manipulatively utilized by LGBTQ activists to promote their pro-homosexual propaganda. After testing the DNA of 400 “gay” men in the U.S., scientists claim that they have found more evidence for the genetic causation of sexual orientation. However, they are now conveniently replacing the phrase “caused by” with “influenced, affected by” or “contributes to.” Unless paying close attention, the undiscerning reader might not notice the intentionally nuanced language. Moreover, the results of this new research, like all of the other studies that preceded it, are not compelling.

The UK Guardian, reporting that “at least two chromosomes affect whether a man was ‘gay’ or straight,” describes the specific conclusions of the research.

A region of the X chromosome called Xq28 had some impact on men’s sexual behaviour – though scientists have no idea which of the many genes in the region are involved, nor how many lie elsewhere in the genome.

Another stretch of DNA on chromosome 8 also played a role in male sexual orientation – though again the precise mechanism is unclear.

Michael Bailey, a psychologist at Northwestern University in Illinois, set out the findings at a discussion event held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago on Thursday.

“The study shows that there are genes involved in male sexual orientation,” Bailey contends. Although such a quote may make for great pro-homosexual headlines when taken out of context, there is much more to the story. However, that’s never stopped the “gay” activists from twisting the facts in their favor.

This recent study is being heralded as a confirmation of a smaller study of 100 “gay” men conducted by Dean Hamer, a scientist at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, in 1993. The family histories of the men involved in Hamer’s study allegedly indicated that “more than 10% of brothers of ‘gay’ men were ‘gay’ themselves, compared to around 3% of the general population.” However, that also means that 90% of the brothers of ‘gay’ men were not ‘gay.’ This study also did not take into consideration other common environmental factors shared by the brothers, which may account for the slightly higher correlation.

Reviewing the findings, Ian Sample, science correspondent for the UK Guardian observed:

The gene or genes in the Xq28 region that influence sexual orientation have a limited and variable impact. Not all of the gay men in Bailey’s study inherited the same Xq28 region.

The genes were neither sufficient, nor necessary, to make any of the men gay.

That’s hardly the definitive conclusion that the homosexual activists would like us to believe. “Neither sufficient, nor necessary” is just another way of saying there were men with the genetic markers that were not “gay” and men without them who were “gay.” In other words, in many cases the two suspected chromosomes played no identifiable role in the sexual orientation of the male subjects studied. And Bailey basically confirmed this fact when he stated, “We found evidence for two sets [of genes] that affect whether a man is gay or straight. But it is not completely determinative; there are certainly other environmental factors involved.

Other scientists have also indicated that the overemphasis on a particular gene or genes is not warranted by the scientific evidence.

“When people say there’s a ‘gay’ gene, it’s an oversimplification,” Alan Sanders, one of Bailey’s research colleagues, said. “There’s more than one gene, and genetics is not the whole story. Whatever gene contributes to [not causes] sexual orientation, you can think of it as much as contributing to heterosexuality as much as you can think of it contributing to homosexuality. It contributes to a variation in the trait.”

“This is not controversial or surprising and is nothing people should worry about. All human psychological traits are heritable, that is, they have a genetic component. Genetic factors explain 30 to 40% of the variation between people’s sexual orientation,” Qazi Rahman, a psychologist at King’s College-London, maintains. Since all psychological traits have a genetic component, does that eliminate personal responsibility for every other negative human behavior? Of course not! Unless, as the homosexuals would like us to think, we’re talking about homosexuality.

Ian Sample continued his analysis of “gay” gene research:

The flawed thinking behind a genetic test for sexual orientation is clear from studies of twins, which show that the identical twin of a ‘gay’ man, who carries an exact replica of his brother’s DNA, is more likely to be straight than ‘gay.’ That means even a perfect genetic test that picked up every gene linked to sexual orientation would still be less effective than flipping a coin.

Right about now, the homosexual activists are probably not flipping any coins; they’re most likely flipping out about statements like the one above. The erroneous “born that way” argument has been the primary driving force behind the rapid gains that the homosexuals have achieved in this country. The ever-popular myth of the “gay” gene has created a considerable amount of public sympathy by perpetrating the malicious lie that homosexuality is both innate and immutable. The drastic swing in the polls in favor of sexually deviant behavior and the numerous political and legal advances of the LGBTQ community can almost exclusively be traced back to the methodologically-flawed studies purporting to have discovered a genetic or biological cause for homosexuality. And it’s all complete and utter nonsense!

The allure of finding a biological root for homosexuality is obvious. The ceaseless stream of misleading studies has enabled sodomy to become the cause du jour of politicians, the entertainment industry, academia, the news media, the judicial system and our nation’s public schools.

It’s high time, though, that we stopped giving homosexual’s an excuse for their personally destructive and socially dangerous disease-spreading behavior. The genetic blame game needs to end. And it needs to end now.

(Author’s note: All italicized emphases were added to call the reader’s attention to key words and phrases.)


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