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Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong
Daily Signal ^ | 8/22/16 | Ryan T. Anderson

Posted on 08/22/2016 8:48:46 AM PDT by milton23

A major new report, published today in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

Co-authored by two of the nation’s leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, the 143-page report discusses over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, painstakingly documenting what scientific research shows and does not show about sexuality and gender.

The major takeaway, as the editor of the journal explains, is that “some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence.”

Here are four of the report’s most important conclusions:

(Excerpt) Read more at dailysign.al ...


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1 posted on 08/22/2016 8:48:46 AM PDT by milton23
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A read of Gen.1-3 saves a lot of time and trouble.


2 posted on 08/22/2016 8:55:25 AM PDT by lurk (T)
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bflr = bump for later reading


3 posted on 08/22/2016 8:57:06 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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In other words they "discovered" what I could have told them.

As a very small child I apparently asked my mother if I could be a boy. Rather then running out to get me hormone treatments she said no, I was a girl and then asked me why I would want to be a boy. The reason being that my brother got to do things that I couldn't. Mom explained that he got to do things I couldn't because he was five years older then I was and as I got older I would be able to do more things. I then apparently asked if I could be older.

4 posted on 08/22/2016 8:57:07 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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Likely, these two will be ostracized and condemned by the moral luddites (equivalent to the parochial church hardliners of times past) for their heresy.

Yet, I agree with each of the 4 main conclusions.

One can only guess whether they, we or I can survive the 21st liberal media equivalent of the Spanish Inquisition.


5 posted on 08/22/2016 8:57:33 AM PDT by Gaffer
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The New Atlantis; Fall 2016:Sexuality and Gender
6 posted on 08/22/2016 8:57:37 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FR Cookbooks - On Profile Page)
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Good!

Now can the elitists stop shoving their satanic lies and falsehoods down out throats?

Christians who have been harmed by the “gay” agenda deserve reparations, really!!!! That includes, for example, the bakers who were fined over refusing to bake a cake for a “gay” “wedding”, and that doctor in Boston who was fired for telling the truth about “gay” diseases!!!!

Of course, no such thing will happen! PHOOEY!!!!


7 posted on 08/22/2016 8:57:53 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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Liberals report how they would like things to be rather than how they really are.
Their is no Jesus, fags are just like everyone else, BLM are justified killing cops, rich people are evil, Bill did not have sex with that women, obama is about hope and change, Democrats care about the little guy...on and on.
Over time, a very short time, they believe their own fantasies.
They have a kind of soft brain that cult leader, radicals and dictators like.


8 posted on 08/22/2016 8:59:29 AM PDT by Leep (Cut the crap!)
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I expect this to be wiped from social media soon. So download or make a hard copy while you can.


9 posted on 08/22/2016 8:59:54 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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. I then apparently asked if I could be older.

LOL! That sounds exactly like my little youngest grand daughter. She is one smart cookie. She can carry on a conversation with a literate adult for hours if they have the time.

10 posted on 08/22/2016 9:01:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: milton23
From article:

The major takeaway, as the editor of the journal explains, is that “some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence.”

Here are four of the report’s most important conclusions:

1. The belief that sexual orientation is an innate, biologically fixed human property—that people are ‘born that way’—is not supported by scientific evidence.

2. Likewise, the belief that gender identity is an innate, fixed human property independent of biological sex—so that a person might be a ‘man trapped in a woman’s body’ or ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’—is not supported by scientific evidence.

3. Only a minority of children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behavior will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood. There is no evidence that all such children should be encouraged to become transgender, much less subjected to hormone treatments or surgery.

4. Non-heterosexual and transgender people have higher rates of mental health problems (anxiety, depression, suicide), as well as behavioral and social problems (substance abuse, intimate partner violence), than the general population. Discrimination alone does not account for the entire disparity.

These findings—that scientific research does not support the claim that sexual orientation is innate and immutable—directly contradict claims made by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in last year’s Obergefell ruling. Kennedy wrote, “their immutable nature dictates that same-sex marriage is their only real path to this profound commitment” and “in more recent years have psychiatrists and others recognized that sexual orientation is both a normal expression of human sexuality and immutable.”

But the science does not show this.

11 posted on 08/22/2016 9:01:10 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong
12 posted on 08/22/2016 9:01:40 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (America, a Rule of Mob nation)
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Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong
13 posted on 08/22/2016 9:03:22 AM PDT by NorthMountain (Hillary Clinton: corrupt unreliable negligent traitor)
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“there is thus also the potential that such policies will result in prolonged identification as transgender for students who otherwise would have naturally grown out of it.”

The left knows this, and that is why they have their policy: to swell the ranks of the LGBT crowd, which is a confirmed solid voting block.


14 posted on 08/22/2016 9:03:38 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The media is acting full-on as the Democratic Party’s press agency now: Robert Spencer.)
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"Almost Everything the Media Tells You Is Wrong ..."

No need to go any further.

15 posted on 08/22/2016 9:05:13 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("They Say That Nobody's Perfect But Yet Here I Am")
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To: Navy Patriot

LOL!


16 posted on 08/22/2016 9:05:14 AM PDT by NorthMountain (Hillary Clinton: corrupt unreliable negligent traitor)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

When I was four years old, I was absolutely convinced that I was a grizzly bear. I thought it was cool to go around growling at people to get my way and figured fur would be so much cooler than clothes. I got over it.


17 posted on 08/22/2016 9:07:37 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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The dumbest new meme is that "There are more than two sexes."

The simple biological fact is that sex is to procreate in higher level lifeforms. Sure, segmented worms and paramecia can divide and procreate. However, species with defined males and females procreate without artificial intervention.

This is one of the true cases of settled science, yet the libs are trying to deny this and engineer heterosexuality out of our lives.

18 posted on 08/22/2016 9:08:56 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Leep
Liberals report how they would like things to be rather than how they really are.

It's all about pretending. They pretend that women are just as strong as men, LBGTQ's are completely normal, Muslim terrorists aren't really terrorists (or aren't really Muslims, depending on the narrative), and so on.

'Tis why liberals that are questioning are quickly and brutally ostracized...the liberal philosophy can't stand up to any scrutiny.

'Tis also why conservatives who disagree are minimized. "Bigots", "Racists", "Homophobes" ... Makes them easier to dismiss, and frankly, easier to hate.

19 posted on 08/22/2016 9:21:02 AM PDT by wbill
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later


20 posted on 08/22/2016 9:23:39 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job....)
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