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"Homosexuality Is Not Hardwired," Dr. Francis S. Collins, Head Of The Human Genome Project
NARTH ^ | March 12, 2007 | Dean Byrd

Posted on 03/16/2007 7:15:39 AM PDT by scripter

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To: scripter

It's a perversion that some people succumb to.


101 posted on 03/16/2007 3:04:46 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: taxed2death
Dude, we see so many different types on FreeRepublic that we can't always tell the good guys from the bad guys. The Head of the Human Genome Project said "Homosexuality is not hardwired." All the studies I've read state nobody is born a homosexual or with same-sex attraction. There is a growing group of ex-gays. All this means they can leave the lifestyle. They aren't born homosexual.

The radicals push the bogus gay gene theory and we have GLSEN in the schools telling kids it's okay to be gay and experimentation is a good thing. Today's kids are messed up enough so why push this bogus science on them as if it's a fact? It shouldn't happen. Thus my involvement with the issue.

102 posted on 03/16/2007 4:07:33 PM PDT by scripter (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: scripter
Good article posting!

Just passing through -wish I had some time to spare to stay awhile and assist in fending off the pro homosexual sex leftist cheerleaders LOL

103 posted on 03/16/2007 5:55:42 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: scripter
Dr. Collins may soon find all funding of any kind and any amount has dried up and he can't find a job anywhere.

104 posted on 03/16/2007 6:17:05 PM PDT by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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To: scripter

They're called metrosexuals lol(or John Edwards.)


105 posted on 03/16/2007 7:13:52 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: DBeers

Hey stranger! Good to hear from you.


106 posted on 03/16/2007 7:57:50 PM PDT by scripter (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: William Terrell

Indeed. So typical of the radicals pushing the homosexual agenda.


107 posted on 03/16/2007 7:58:22 PM PDT by scripter (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: darkangel82

John who? :-)


108 posted on 03/16/2007 7:59:08 PM PDT by scripter (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: padre35
In our area, there are several families with the last name of Gay. One owns a store. My buddy used to sack groceries. He said that when he loaded the cars he would say to the men, "Thanks for shopping the gay way" with a lisping inflection. He said the guys always laughed because of his football build. The boss didn't find it funny. The store is still in business after many years.
109 posted on 03/16/2007 8:13:03 PM PDT by healy61
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To: scripter

great, great article


110 posted on 03/17/2007 8:57:12 AM PDT by thehumanlynx (Vote for an ACTUAL conservative.. Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: Dixie Yooper

great post, sin is a trap, and the devil is an expert at setting them. No one is above sin, the possibility exists for everyone to go down the wrong path.


111 posted on 03/17/2007 9:01:15 AM PDT by thehumanlynx (Vote for an ACTUAL conservative.. Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Some people are born gay. We've all met them. That's just the way it is.

Patently false. It especially flies in the face of the evidence presented on this thread and many others.

112 posted on 03/17/2007 9:04:13 AM PDT by thehumanlynx (Vote for an ACTUAL conservative.. Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: taxed2death
If you go back and look in the history of articles here and this pinglist, most folks agree that there is a predisposition but that does not excuse the action. I have a predisposition to be violent but that does not excuse me murdering someone. Predisposition has been echoed throughout these forums for as long as I have been here.

"sexual orientation is genetically influenced but not hardwired by DNA, and that whatever genes are involved represent predispositions, not predeterminations"Seems like most peeps here just read right past that.....LOL.

No, it has been discussed and agreed upon by most that some people have greater tolerances than others in certain areas. Sexuality being one of them.

113 posted on 03/17/2007 9:14:14 AM PDT by thehumanlynx (Vote for an ACTUAL conservative.. Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: taxed2death; PeterPrinciple
"Homersexuallity is a behavior. Anybody not agree with that? " I agree. Homosexuality is based on an act. You can't prove that you are a homosexual beyond stating such. Until you engage in the act.
114 posted on 03/17/2007 9:27:20 AM PDT by thehumanlynx (Vote for an ACTUAL conservative.. Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: thehumanlynx
Predisposition has been echoed throughout these forums for as long as I have been here.

Indeed it has. What some people try to imply is the predisposition causes same-sex attraction. It doesn't, and when somebody makes that argument they're telling us they don't know what they're talking about.

Environment is key. It is truly sad that some people infer same-sex attraction from certain traits or gifts. These same traits or gifts are simply what they are, traits and gifts, and imply nothing else.

Sigh.

Thanks for bumping the thread my friend as this is a topic that need to be discussed by all.

115 posted on 03/17/2007 11:14:39 AM PDT by scripter (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: thehumanlynx
You can't prove that you are a homosexual beyond stating such.

Exactly. There is no evidence to prove somebody is homosexual other than somebody making such a claim. Anybody can claim to be a homosexual and the homosexual enablers wouldn't doubt the claim. Yet those same homosexual enablers are the first to doubt claims made by ex-gays, and that demonstrates a double standard by the homosexual enablers.

116 posted on 03/17/2007 11:18:20 AM PDT by scripter (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: nhoward14

Was that a Breck commercial song?


117 posted on 03/17/2007 11:18:39 AM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: thehumanlynx

"Homersexuallity is a behavior. Anybody not agree with that? " I agree. Homosexuality is based on an act. You can't prove that you are a homosexual beyond stating such. Until you engage in the act."

There are people who have never had sex but who know that if they did engage in sexual acts it would be with the opposite sex. They are heterosexual without the act. Likewise there are people who have never had sex but know that they are attracted to the same sex: some priests, nuns and monks who stay true to their vows of sexual abstinence might be an example.
Most people know before they engage in sexual behavior whether they are gay or straight.


118 posted on 03/17/2007 11:28:57 AM PDT by jamese777
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To: Nextrush
This guy will have the Gaystapo at his door.

No kidding.

He should contact Salman Rushdie and get some advice on surviving a Fatwah. He's gonna need it.

119 posted on 03/17/2007 11:32:22 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Don't question faith. Don't answer lies.)
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To: scripter

The Three Myths
About Homosexuality

Myth #1

Homosexuality is normal and biologically determined.

The truth...

There is no scientific research indicating a biological or genetic cause for homosexuality. Biological factors may play a role in the predisposition to homosexuality. However, this is true of many other psychological conditions.

Research suggests that social and psychological factors are strongly influential. Examples include problems in early family relationships, sexual seduction, and sense of inadequacy with same-sex peers, with resulting disturbance in gender identity. Society can also influence a sexually questioning youth when it encourages gay self-labeling.

Myth #2

Homosexuals cannot change, and if they try, they will suffer great emotional distress and become suicidal. Therefore, treatment to change homosexuality must be stopped.

The truth...

Psychotherapists around the world who treat homosexuals report that significant numbers of their clients have experienced substantial healing. Change has come through psychological therapy, spirituality, and ex-gay support groups. Whether leading married or committed celibate lives, many report that their homosexual feelings have diminished greatly, and do not trouble them as much as they had in the past.

The keys to change are desire, persistence, and a willingness to investigate the conscious and unconscious conflicts from which the condition originated. Change comes slowly, usually over several years. Clients learn how to meet their needs for same-sex nurturance and affirmation without eroticizing the relationship. As they grow into their heterosexual potential, men and women typically experience a deeper and fuller sense of themselves as male or female.

If some homosexuals do not wish to change, that is their choice, yet it is profoundly sad that gay-rights activists struggle against the right-to-treatment for other homosexuals who yearn for freedom from their attractions.

Myth #3

We must teach our children that homosexuality is as normal and healthy as heterosexuality. Teenagers should be encouraged to celebrate their same-sex attractions.

The truth...

Scientific research supports age-old cultural norms that homosexuality is not a healthy, natural alternative to heterosexuality. Research shows that gay teens are especially vulnerable to substance abuse and early, high-risk sexual behavior. It does far more harm than good to tell a teenager that his or her attractions toward members of the same sex are normal and desirable. Teens in this position need understanding and counseling, not a push in the direction of a potentially deadly lifestyle.

A 1992 study in Pediatrics found that 25.9% of 12-year-olds are uncertain if they are gay or straight. The teen years are critical to the question of self-labeling, so the facts must be presented in our schools in a fair and balanced manner.

Source: The Three Myths About Homosexuality

120 posted on 03/17/2007 8:28:59 PM PDT by scripter (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: freedomfiter2

I think it's on a 'sex-linked' gene!


121 posted on 03/17/2007 8:31:34 PM PDT by madameguinot (Liberal Idealogy: Peace and Torture)
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To: scripter
Thanks for bumping the thread my friend as this is a topic that need to be discussed by all.

This is a great article considering the source. Yet people still try to deny. It is quite sad.

What some people try to imply is the predisposition causes same-sex attraction.

Yeah they do, but what attraction is etched at birth/conception? NONE. Attraction is learned. People DEVELOP these odd fetishes based on experience and environment, to state otherwise is to ignore your own past.

Sigh, indeed... some people will never learn.

122 posted on 03/18/2007 7:11:14 PM PDT by thehumanlynx (Vote for an ACTUAL conservative.. Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: jamese777
We are all heterosexual. The only deviations from this occur when people choose to deny it.

You can't prove that you are a homosexual beyond stating such. Until you engage in the act

I stated the above because the only "proof" you have of being gay is doing sexually gay things. When a fella kisses on another fella, we take him at his word that he is gay. However, that same fella realizes he has been living a dangerous life and wants to change HIS actions and then does and claims he is ex-gay(hetero; as all of humanity is) he is not given the same benefit of belief. It is a hypocritical double standard.

Most people know before they engage in sexual behavior whether they are gay or straight. Everyone is a heterosexual, we were designed to be such. There is only one choice until someone, through a series of events, creates the second choice.

123 posted on 03/18/2007 7:20:14 PM PDT by thehumanlynx (Vote for an ACTUAL conservative.. Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: scripter
It is truly sad that some people infer same-sex attraction from certain traits or gifts. These same traits or gifts are simply what they are, traits and gifts, and imply nothing else.

It is very sad, I can think back when I was a kid and remember what was happening. Now as I'm older I treat kids as individuals, just cause he is a little effeminate does not make him gay. It is more likely that if his is razzed his whole life about being gay that some person who has already given in to that lifestyle will convince him he is. And again, there are spiritual forces that are attacking people all the time trying to convince them to turn from God. God made that kid that way and his soft spoken nature suits him just fine and is exactly what God intended.

124 posted on 03/18/2007 7:24:51 PM PDT by thehumanlynx (Vote for an ACTUAL conservative.. Duncan Hunter '08)
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