Bryan Fischer
Even APA gives up on search for "gay" gene
By Bryan Fischer
May 16, 2009

Homosexual activists have searched long and fruitlessly for the "gay gene," the genetic marker that would prove homosexuals are "born that way," and simply can't help themselves.

The truth is that while sexual inclination may be complex, sexual behavior — that is, acting on sexual impulses — is always a matter of moral choice. One man's "inclination" may be to same-sex interaction, while another man's impulse may be to have sex with anyone in a skirt.

But the inclination itself, no matter how strong it is, can never serve as an excuse to act out on dangerous, unhealthy and immoral impulses. Part of living in a civilized culture is learning to master sexual impulses and reserve sexual energy for the marriage relationship.

I have felt for some time now that advances in gene therapy would make homosexual activists a bit queasy about the discovery of a gay gene if in fact it existed. With advances in pre-natal genetic screening, which can identify the Down syndrome gene in a pre-born baby, for example, gays certainly cannot be blind to the likelihood that the identification of a gay gene would quickly prompt screening for that gene.

They fret that increasing numbers of parents would abort a child with the gay gene, just as parents kill 90% of Down syndrome babies before they even get the chance to be born.

Assuming just for the sake of argument that a gay gene does indeed exist, the brave new world homosexual activists claim to love — a world that includes abortion on a demand as a sacred and unalienable right — would lead to their own elimination in short order.

In point of fact, science has developed to the point where clear-thinking homosexual activists don't want a gay gene to be discovered even if it exists.

In a hugely significant development, the American Psychological Association is now admitting that there is no "gay" gene, after touting its existence in published materials since 1998.

Since 1998, the APA has said that "considerable recent evidence" suggests a biological role in shaping an individual's sexuality.

Now, however, in its most recent publication the APA says, "There is no consensus among scientists" about a genetic or hormonal cause of homosexuality. It adds, "[N]o findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors."

The new brochure no longer refers readers to homosexual advocacy organizations such the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force for readers wanting further information.

Now that the "gay gene" claim seems to be disappearing into the ashbin of medical science, it's time once again to focus on the nature of homosexual behavior itself and to ask whether its obvious health risks make it a lifestyle any sane society should endorse, legitimize and support. The answer to that question is a clear and unequivocal "No."

'Gay' gene claim suddenly vanishes

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