by Jerry Richardson 6/29/14
One of the major politically-correct (PC) conjectures peddled as absolute truth is that homosexuality is innate (analogous to gender or race). It is not true.
There is convincing, but often ignored, scientific evidence that homosexuality is not inborn:
“Eight major studies of identical twins in Australia, the U.S., and Scandinavia during the last two decades all arrive at the same conclusion: gays were not born that way.
“At best genetics is a minor factor,” says Dr. Neil Whitehead, PhD. Whitehead worked for the New Zealand government as a scientific researcher for 24 years, then spent four years working for the United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency. … His PhD is in biochemistry and statistics.
Identical twins have the same genes or DNA. They are nurtured in equal prenatal conditions. If homosexuality is caused by genetics or prenatal conditions and one twin is gay, the co-twin should also be gay.
“Because they have identical DNA, it ought to be 100%,” Dr. Whitehead notes. But the studies reveal something else. “If an identical twin has same-sex attraction the chances the co-twin has it are only about 11% for men and 14% for women.” …
A significant twin study among adolescents shows an even weaker genetic correlation. In 2002 Bearman and Brueckner studied tens of thousands of adolescent students in the U.S. The same-sex attraction concordance between identical twins was only 7.7% for males and 5.3% for females—lower than the 11% and 14% in the Australian study by Bailey et al conducted in 2000.”
Because identical twins are always genetically identical, homosexuality cannot be genetically dictated. “No-one is born gay,” [Dr. Whitehead] notes.” —Reference1
Homosexuality is not innate, it is a chosen sexual preference; there are honest gay writers who are willing to post this truth on the internet. Here is one example:
“Sexuality isn’t a preference so much as an innate characteristic,” proclaims this Gawker scribe, writing about the redundant coming out of Anderson Cooper, with the typical ultracrepidarianism [pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise] familiar to the subject. How I wish people would stop making this claim! As I recently argued on social media, there’s absolutely no definitive scientific proof that it’s true, and it discourages people who may be identified as heterosexual from exploring their homosexual potential, and vice-versa. When exactly did all this essentialist nonsense become the popular narrative?” —Bruce LaBruce
Scott Lively provides an interesting discussion of “When exactly did all this essentialist nonsense become the popular narrative?”
“The definition of homosexuality is not as settled as one might think. Until 1986, homosexuality was universally defined as same-gender sexual conduct. By extension, a homosexual was defined as anyone who engages or desires to engage in such conduct. The “gay” movement itself embraced this definition, in which the term “homosexuality” had meaning only in relation to same-gender sexual behavior.
After 1986, the “gay” movement began to redefine homosexuality as a normal and immutable condition equivalent to heterosexuality, a state-of-being completely independent of conduct. Under the new definition, “straights” can choose same-gender sexual relations and “gays” can choose opposite-gender relations without any alteration of their true “sexual orientation.”” —Scott Lively
Why do you not hear about any of this from the national media?
It is for the same reason that you do not hear, from the national media, the fact that the earth has not warmed globally for the past 17 years, since 1996.
The United Nation’s propaganda branch for Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW), the IPCC, has continually predicted rising global temperatures, considerably greater than have actually occurred; also, the computer models upon which the predictions are based cannot account for the current non-warming pause: ergo, the models are demonstrably flawed.
It has been correctly and pithily stated: “If you can’t predict the pause, then you don’t know the cause.”
Barack Obama continues to pushes the flawed ‘global warming’ aka ‘climate change’ agenda:
“Obama is on record saying that climate change “once considered an issue for the distant future, has moved firmly into the present” and is “affecting Americans right now.”…Obama’s claim that “climate-related changes are outside of recent experience” and “have become more frequent and/or intense” is a lie from start to finish.”
“Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry: ‘I am mystified as to why Obama and John Kerry are making such strong (and indefensible) statements about climate change’” —Reference2
One of the primary reasons you only hear one-side of many controversial issues is that the major news organizations are in lock-step-group-think with all the PC themes promulgated by progressive ideologues. Most members of the national press are in fact Progressive/Democrat ideologues.
“Emmy-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson appeared on the June 19 “Lou Dobbs Tonight” program and explained the media isn’t digging into allegations the White House used the power of the IRS to target tea-party groups because “propaganda interests” have intimidated reporters so severely, they’re afraid if they cover the administration’s scandals, they’ll be seen as a “right-wing nut.”
Attkisson suggested some reporters may simply not be that interested in these scandal stories, but she also suggested there may be more nefarious forces at work.
“I think to some degree they have been played by propaganda interests who suggest that if these stories are covered, they are simply phony scandals and Republican generated. Which they’re not, in my opinion,” she said. “From a neutral viewpoint there are many important questions to be asked and implications here. But the propaganda campaign says that if you’re interested in the story you’re a conservative and a right-wing nut.” —Reference3
You only get to hear one-side of many issues, from the national media, because you are simply a target for progressive propaganda—so just shut-up, listen, believe what you’re told, don’t ask any questions, and obey the progressive elite’s diktats like a good little slave of the new-world-order. Hello 1984.
The other primary reason you only hear one side of the homosexuality-is-innate issue is that the Gay Mafia (LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights organizations) has been astonishingly successful in their infiltration of all media organizations (movies, TV, news, etc.); and with their media leverage they have been equally successful in intimidating politicians and the leadership of influential organizations.
”The “Gay Mafia” and the “Velvet Mafia” are pejorative terms for the expansion of gay rights groups in politics, media, and everyday life—and are most often used when those efforts include boycotts and similar efforts to stifle opposing viewpoints on issues affecting gays.” —Reference4
The Gay Mafia’s actions, on the national scene, deserve a pejorative label:
They lie, distort, intimidate, and in general use all the tactics of extortion (“The act or practice of wresting anything from a person by force, duress, menaces, authority, or by any undue exercise.”); they attempt to stifle opposing viewpoints in order to exert power and control over individuals and organizations—exactly like the classical mafia does, and exactly like Barack Obama’s Mafia Government does. —Reference5
The similarities between the Gay Mafia and Obama’s Mafia Government are not a coincidence; Obama has pushed the Gay Mafia‘s agenda using the US Military and US Government agencies: In December of 2011, the Obama Administration declared advancement of the homosexual agenda a priority of the United States government all around the world. —Reference6
The difference between the Gay Mafia and the classical mafia is primarily in the payoff.
The classical mafia uses their tactics to make money. The Gay Mafia uses their tactics in a determined effort to achieve privileged minority status, and to marginalize or criminalize (if possible) any and all rejection or criticism of their chosen sexual lifestyle.
The Gay Mafia has supported and promoted, for at least the last 25 years, the false notion that there is a “gay gene” or some other genetic rationale for claiming that homosexuality is inborn; however, there is no accepted scientific evidence for their claim—yet they continue to use the false claim in support of their political agenda.
“In May 2000, the American Psychiatric Association issued a Fact Sheet, “Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues,” which includes this statement:
“Currently, there is a renewed interest in searching for biological etiologies for homosexuality.
However, to date there are no replicated scientific studies supporting any specific biological etiology for homosexuality.””
The first widely publicized claim for a “gay gene” came in 1991 when Salk Institute researcher Dr. Simon LeVay published a study in the journal Science noting a difference in a brain structure called the hypothalamus when evaluating 35 men – 19 homosexuals and 16 heterosexuals.21
LeVay found that the hypothalamus was generally larger in heterosexual men than in homosexual men. He concluded that the findings “suggest that sexual orientation has a biologic substrate.”22
The media splashed the study on front pages and TV and radio broadcasts from coast to coast, despite the fact that LeVay himself cautioned:
“It’s important to stress what I didn’t find. I did not prove that homosexuality is genetic, or find a genetic cause for being gay. I didn’t show that gay men are born that way, the most common mistake people make in interpreting my work. Nor did I locate a gay center in the brain. …Since I looked at adult brains, we don’t know if the differences I found were there at birth, or if they appeared later.”23
Americans for too long have been pummeled with the idea that people are “born gay.” The people who most need to hear the truth are those who mistakenly believe they have no chance themselves for change. It is both more compassionate and truthful to give them hope than to serve them up politically motivated, unproven creations like the “gay gene.” —Reference7
While the Gay Mafia clamors for ‘gay marriage rights’ and for increased tolerance of their chosen lifestyle in every area of society, they are increasing intolerant of anyone who disagrees with them or challenges their agenda. Their intolerance is not limited to unambivalently heterosexual dissenters:
“An undercover investigation at universities across Virginia last fall exposed an outright hostility by campus LGBTQ resource centers toward offering students with unwanted same-sex attraction information about ex-gay counseling, telling them such therapies wouldn’t work, likening them to brainwashing, and warning if they tried them, they might get depressed and kill themselves.
Now the ex-gay group that led that undercover probe, Voice of the Voiceless, is taking its fight to the next level – using the threat of a viewpoint discrimination lawsuit to pressure the campuses to reform their LGBTQ resource centers.
“Increasingly, we have seen in the past few years, a bigger effort for gay activists to silence and marginalize our voices,” Christopher Doyle, founder and president of Voice of the Voiceless, told The College Fix in an interview. “We’ve said enough is enough. We’re tired of being smeared in the media, marginalized and made to look like our voices can’t be heard.”
Doyle’s group defends the rights and reputations of former homosexuals, and it touts secular and Christian therapies that have successfully helped people with unwanted same-sex attractions.
“When you are getting state funding to provide resources for sexual minorities, you are obligated to offer all views on sexualities,” Doyle said, adding not doing so is “viewpoint discrimination.”
Doyle, 32, is a former homosexual. He and a colleague took part in the undercover investigation.
Doyle said his motivation to advocate for the cause of individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction arises from his own struggles.
Even at his conservative university, Grove City College, he did not have resources available to help him deal with his desires. After graduation, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he joined a church and began to participate in a men’s group that began to help him find healing.
“Through that experience of being in an adult ministry with a men’s Bible study, I… met eight or 10 other guys that really accepted and loved me like I had never received in my life before, and through those experiences, that really helped me heal from the desire to want to have sex with other guys,” Doyle said.
Doyle has now been with his wife for eight years and has three children. He felt a calling to help people struggling with the same desires he had, and decided to receive his master’s degree in counseling. He now counsels clients struggling with same-sexual attraction.” —Reference8
The Gay Mafia’s obvious political agenda is to force upon society a totally unquestioning acceptance of their chosen lifestyle and worldview—and especially to coerce acceptance from those who disagree with the propriety and societal-safety of the homosexual lifestyle. And where they cannot force total acceptance, their agenda is to intimidate into silence anyone who disagrees with them.
Welcome to an America with a growingly-powerful Gay Mafia, and a frighteningly-powerful Obama-Mafia government.
Keep in mind that both of these tyrannical organizations are propped-up by the
truth-cancer of political correctness (PC).
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