Skip to comments.'Gay' Gene Claim Suddenly Vanishes
Posted on 05/13/2009 7:07:43 AM PDT by conservativegramma
American Psychological Association revises statement on homosexuality
A publication from the American Psychological Association includes an admission that there is no "gay" gene, according to a doctor who has written about the issue on the website of National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality.
A. Dean Byrd, the past president of NARTH, confirmed that the statement from the American Psychological Association came in a brochure that updates what the APA has advocated for years.
Specifically, in a brochure that first came out about 1998, the APA stated: "There is considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or inborn hormonal factors, play a significant role in a person's sexuality."
However, in the update: a brochure now called, "Answers to Your Questions for a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality," the APA's position changed.
The new statement says:
"There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles. ..."
"Although there is no mention of the research that influenced this new position statement, it is clear that efforts to 'prove' that homosexuality is simply a biological fait accompli have failed," Byrd wrote. "The activist researchers themselves have reluctantly reached that conclusion. There is no gay gene. There is no simple biological pathway to homosexuality."
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It was all a cover anyway. The Sex Positive agenda doesn’t CARE about the cause, advocates only believe that there should be NO moral judgements over sexual pairings of ANY kind.
Some of these scientists should persue the existance of such a gene, and determine whether its presence can ultimately lead to the organisms cells chemically transforming into Salt.
With prez Obeyme, there’s no longer a need to promote the gay gene scam.
Drive a leftist nuts with this question:
Assume there is a “gay gene.” Would you support selective abortion based on whether the fetus has the gene?
I love it!
A) A chosen lifestyle
B) Genetic flaw
C) Mental illness
They tell me it's not a choice; now they tell me it's not a gene. So, we're back where we were 40 years ago -- homosexuals suffer from a mental illness and in many cases they can be cured. The biggest roadblock to curing these sick people is the current "sex positive" view of their malady.
What crap, there are lots of gay gene’s......Gene Robinson for example.
Now that we have gender selection through abortion the gay gene advocates are starting to think its not such a good idea to promote the gay gene idea.
Sorry, Bob. That's not what the statement actually says.
But then, it's WND, so what do you expect?
“The activist researchers themselves have reluctantly reached that conclusion.”
Are these researchers government funded?
They, and all tax drainees, should all be fired and forced to pick lettuce as thier pennance.
I’ve wonder how genetics would account for lisping and swishing.
‘no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors.’
Beige....yes, It must be beige with lavender trim and those shoes just must go...
Like we didn’t know this..the smart people of this country know there is no gay gene..more likely these poor fools were raped by a person when they were young..Watch your children folks the Queers are on the run..
I wonder how genetics would account for lisping and swishing.
If homosexuality was genetic, would liberals favor abortions for babies with such a genetic structure or would they scream “genocide”?
Science can only be established by voter approved opinion.
Galileo was a fraud.
Well, actually, it's only WND telling you it's not a gene, so you can take it for what it's worth -- which ain't much.
What the APA is really, saying is that the causes of homosexual behavior are complicated, and that you generally cannot isolate it to any single factor.
Poor Mr. Unruh, however, apparently cannot be bothered with complexities when he's got a deadline and an opinion.