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  • Here We Go Again — Another Phony ‘Gay’ Gene Study

    06/13/2014 1:27:25 PM PDT · by Woodland · 38 replies
    BarbWire ^ | Jeff Allen
    A study conducted earlier this year is being manipulatively utilized by LGBTQ activists to promote their pro-homosexual propaganda. After testing the DNA of 400 “gay” men in the U.S., scientists claim that they have found more evidence for the genetic causation of sexual orientation. However, they are now conveniently replacing the phrase “caused by” with “influenced, affected by” or “contributes to.” Unless paying close attention, the undiscerning reader might not notice the intentionally nuanced language. Moreover, the results of this new research, like all of the other studies that preceded it, are not compelling. The UK Guardian, reporting that “at...
  • Being gay may be in the DNA, researchers say

    02/14/2014 1:21:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/14/2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    Researchers say they’ve found more DNA evidence that possibly shows gay men don’t have a choice — that their biological makeup drives them to homosexuality. In a study at Chicago University, researchers looked at DNA chains of 400-plus pairs of gay brothers and found what they said were two distinct bits of genetic material that they claim are linked to homosexuality, The Daily Mail reported. The gay brothers were identified and recruited to help with the study over the course of several years’ worth of Gay Pride festivals and marches. The research was highlighted during the recent annual American Association...
  • Identical twin studies prove homosexuality is not genetic

    06/01/2013 5:59:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 114 replies
    Holland Davis ^ | May-13-2013 | Mark Ellis
    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. Most recently, he serves as a consultant to Japanese universities about the effects of radiation exposure. His PhD is in biochemistry and statistics. Identical twins have the same genes or DNA....
  • Gay Is Not All in the Genes

    03/28/2013 8:33:24 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 98 replies
    http://news.sciencemag.org ^ | 30 June 2008 | by Michael Balter
    Why are some people gay? Most researchers who study sexual orientation think that both genetic and environmental factors play a role, but the relative contributions of each remain unclear. A new study of Swedish twins reinforces earlier findings that environmental influences--including the environment in the womb--may play a greater role than genes. Scientists studying complex human behaviors often turn to twin studies. Researchers look at both identical and fraternal twins to see how often they share a trait--a parameter called concordance. The greater the concordance among genetically identical twins compared with fraternal twins--who share only half of their genes--the more...
  • Epigenetics: How Our Experiences Affect Our Offspring

    02/04/2013 1:10:36 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    The Week Magazine ^ | 1-20-2013 | The Week Staff
    Epigenetics: How Our Experiences Affect Our Offspring New research suggests that people's experiences, not just their genes, can affect the biological legacy of their offspring By The Week Staff January 20, 2013 Isn't our genetic legacy hardwired? From Mendel and Darwin in the 19th century to Watson and Crick in the 20th, scientists have shown that chromosomes passed from parent to child form a genetic blueprint for development. But in a quiet scientific revolution, researchers have in recent years come to realize that genes aren't a fixed, predetermined program simply passed from one generation to the next. Instead, genes can...
  • Neurological Correlates of Political Ideology and Homosexuality

    08/23/2012 9:23:59 AM PDT · by AnonymousConservative · 55 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Website ^ | August 22, 2012 | Anonymous Conservative
    The funniest thing about the r/K divide within our species is how pervasive it is. Everywhere I look, I see aspects of it manifesting in our culture, our behavior, our history, and even our future. Here is a free abstract from an interesting study examining the “balancing selection hypothesis” of homosexuality. Let me rephrase this, so it makes more sense. There may be a gene which produces women who are more fertile, have more offspring, and want to deal with children less. At the same time it makes men more feminine (and more promiscuous, since that correlates with homosexuality). (There...
  • Fathers, sons and homosexuality

    05/12/2009 6:32:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies · 2,774+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 5/12/2009 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    The causes of homosexuality continue to both fascinate and divide people. Recently, in London, a conservative group of Anglicans, called the Anglican Mainstream hosted a conference to discuss the causes of homosexuality and promote change from gay to straight. Featured at the conference was American psychologist, Joseph Nicolosi. Dr. Nicolosi stirred much controversy when he said, without research support, that most of his clients show some degree of change in their sexual orientation. Nicolosi's views regarding causes of homosexuality are also controversial. In response to a question about the existence of a gay gene, Nicolosi said: In other words, that...
  • Straight or Gay? Vowels in Speech May Give it Away

    05/21/2011 8:01:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 96 replies
    U.S. News and World Report Health ^ | May 20, 2011 | HealthDay
    FRIDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- For the average listener, the vowel sounds in an unfamiliar voice quickly give away the speaker's sexual orientation, a new study finds."I'm not sure what exactly the listeners are responding to in the vowel," study lead author Erik C. Tracy, a cognitive psychologist at Ohio State University, said in a news release from the American Institute of Physics. "Other researchers have done various acoustic analyses to understand why gay and heterosexual men produce vowels differently. Whatever this difference is, it seems that listeners are using it to make this sexual orientation decision." When hearing...
  • Gay Episcopal Bishop Advises UM Church to "Get into Trouble"

    07/21/2010 8:54:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | 7/20/10 | Jeff Walton
    A United Methodist congregation should conduct same-sex marriages despite the possibility of negative consequences, according to Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. "I'm here to tell you that when you speak about God's limitless, boundless and unimaginable love, you will get into trouble: I promise you, I know this," Robinson said to the congregation. Robinson both gave a sermon at the invitation of Foundry's Senior Pastor, Dean Snyder, as well as answered questions from church members during an informal session following the Sunday morning worship services. Robinson's sermon was part of a month-long "outstanding preacher" series...
  • How Gay Uncles Pass Down Genes

    02/11/2010 12:53:22 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 82 replies · 1,497+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 2/11/2010 | Clara Moskowitz
    A new study found that homosexual men may be predisposed to nurture their nieces and nephews as a way of helping to ensure their own genes get passed down to the next generation. Vasey said he suspects that the conditions just aren't right in modern Western societies for this genetic predisposition to express itself.
  • Latest Twin Study Confirms Genetic Contribution To SSA(Same Sex Attraction)Is Minor (less than 10%)

    05/26/2009 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1,219+ views
    http://www.narth.com ^ | 4 June 2008 | By N.E. Whitehead, Ph.D.
    Neil Whitehead, Ph.D. Twin studies are favorites of mine because of the potential light they throw on the origins of same-sex attractions (SSA). The latest one (Santtila et al., 2008) is three times larger than any previous study - in fact, larger than all the rest put together.Does this latest study teach us something new? Quick answer: No. It confirms the best recent studies, which tell us that genetic factors are minor; non-genetic factors are major.The paper's title is "Potential for Homosexual Response is Prevalent and Genetic." This implies to the average reader that homosexuality is sometimes hidden, but commonly...
  • 'Gay gene' theory dealt a knockout punch

    05/14/2009 11:26:07 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 74 replies · 2,333+ views
    One news now ^ | 5/14/2009 | Charlie Butts
    The attempt to prove that homosexuality is determined biologically has been dealt a knockout punch. An American Psychological Association publication includes an admission that there's no homosexual "gene" -- meaning it's not likely that homosexuals are born that way. For decades, the APA has not considered homosexuality a psychological disorder, while other professionals in the field consider it to be a "gender-identity" problem. But the new statement, which appears in a brochure called "Answers to Your Questions for a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality," states the following: "There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that...
  • 'Gay' gene claim suddenly vanishes American Psychological revises statement on homosexuality

    05/14/2009 12:59:02 PM PDT · by TaraP · 26 replies · 1,023+ views
    WND ^ | May 14th, 2009
    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...
  • APA revises 'gay gene' theory (not likely that homosexuals are born that way)

    05/14/2009 2:45:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies · 1,869+ views
    One News Now ^ | 5/14/2009 | Charlie Butts
    The attempt to prove that homosexuality is determined biologically has been dealt a knockout punch. An American Psychological Association publication includes an admission that there's no homosexual "gene" -- meaning it's not likely that homosexuals are born that way. For decades, the APA has not considered homosexuality a psychological disorder, while other professionals in the field consider it to be a "gender-identity" problem. But the new statement, which appears in a brochure called "Answers to Your Questions for a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality," states the following: "There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that...
  • American Psychological Association revises statement on homosexuality

    05/13/2009 9:44:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 2,143+ views
    By Bob Unruh
    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. Dr. A. Dean Byrd Ph.D, 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...
  • 'Gay' Gene Claim Suddenly Vanishes

    05/13/2009 7:07:43 AM PDT · by conservativegramma · 186 replies · 4,391+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 13, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    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...
  • Search for "Gay Gene" Is "Bad Science" Says Nebraska Professor

    08/08/2007 2:09:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 86 replies · 1,353+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/8/07 | Peter J. Smith
    UNITED STATES, August 8, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Genes, environment, and self-agency determine human behavior says an expert on behavioral genetics, who also says that homosexual politics and not good science is behind the search for the "gay" gene.Douglas A. Abbott, PhD, a professor of Child, Youth, and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska, calls the "hypothetical evidence" for genetic determinism of homosexuality" both "overstated" and "overrated.""Except for the rare physical abnormalities (such as Huntington's Disease) at the present time, there is no evidence of a direct causative link between a single gene and complex psycho-social behavior such as sexual...
  • New Evidence Found for Childhood Family Factors Influencing Sexual Orientation

    11/11/2006 1:44:40 PM PST · by scripter · 95 replies · 4,538+ views
    NARTH ^ | October 27, 2006 | Linda Ames Nicolosi
    ("Childhood Family Correlates of Heterosexual and Homosexual Marriages: A National Cohort Study of Two Million Danes," by Morten Frisch and Anders Hviid, Archives of Sexual Behavior Oct 13, 2006; [E-publication ahead of print]) A major study is about to be published in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior, which provides striking new evidence for the influence of childhood family factors on sexual-orientation development. The study used a population-based sample of 2,000,355 native-born Danes between the ages of 18 and 49. Denmark -- a country noted for its tolerance of a wide variety of alternative lifestyles, including homosexual partnerships...
  • Transgender policy to be tested (school labels 5yr-old "gender confused" -will be raised as a girl)

    07/19/2006 7:20:21 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 147 replies · 2,941+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Thu, Jul. 13, 2006 | ROBERTO SANTIAGO
    Few will know this genetic truth, because the 5-year-old's parents and school administrators have agreed that it's in his best interest to blend in as a female. Mental health professionals have diagnosed Pat - not his real name - with gender dysphoria, a condition in which a person believes that he or she is the opposite gender. After two years of examination, they have determined that he is not simply effeminate or going through a phase. "Gender dysphoria can take place during a fetus' development in the womb," said noted gender specialist and sexologist Marilyn Volker, Ph.D., of Miami. While...
  • No scientific basis for 'born gay' theory. (DUH!)

    07/12/2006 2:07:22 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 223 replies · 4,636+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 07/08/2006 | David Clarke Pruden
    No scientific basis for 'born gay' theoryBy David Clarke PrudenAlthough the simple "born gay" theory has faded from the science scene, activists continue to misrepresent scientific findings. When you assert that individuals are born gay and cannot change, people naturally jump to the conclusion that same-sex marriage is the only rational choice for same-sex attracted individuals.    However, the innate-immutable theory of homosexuality has no basis in science. The simplistic biological theory has been dismissed by all of the researchers whose studies have been cited to support the notion that homosexuality is so deeply compelled by biology that it...
  • 'Gay gene' row over sperm donations ("Yes, there is a gay gene, but don't tell mom & dad")

    03/13/2006 8:16:14 PM PST · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 656+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 14 March 2006 | NIKKI MACDONALD
    An academic has enraged homosexuals with his claim that recipients of the sperm of gay donors should be told that a "gay gene" could be passed on to the child. The suggestion has been dismissed as pathetic by a gay rights organisation. Genetics experts, however, generally agree there is evidence of a genetic component to sexual orientation – but argue the link is complex and ill-defined. After a complaint to the Human Rights Commission, New Zealand's biggest fertility service, Fertility Associates, has decided to accept sperm from gay men – previously barred because of a supposed higher HIV risk. Responding...
  • Born or Bred?: Science Does Not Support the Claim That Homosexuality Is Genetic

    01/14/2006 4:14:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 424 replies · 8,818+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 12/21/05 | Robert H. Knight
    The debate over homosexual "marriage" often becomes focused on whether homosexuality is a learned behavior or a genetic trait. Many homosexual activists insist that "science" has shown that homosexuality is inborn, cannot be changed, and that therefore they should have the "right to marry" each other. Beginning in the early 1990s, activists began arguing that scientific research has proven that homosexuality has a genetic or hormonal cause. A handful of studies, none of them replicated and all exposed as methodologically unsound or misrepresented, have linked sexual orientation to everything from differences in portions of the brain,1,2 to genes,3 finger length,4...
  • 'Extinct' Episcopal Parish Refuses to Hand Over Keys to Property

    11/29/2005 9:04:30 AM PST · by sionnsar · 22 replies · 829+ views
    AgapePress ^ | 11/28/2005 | Jim Brown
    (AgapePress) - An Episcopal congregation in Rochester, New York, is determined to hold on to its property -- despite being declared "extinct" by its diocese. Bishop Jack McKelvy with the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester recently declared All Saints Episcopal Church "extinct" because of its opposition to the denomination's homosexual rights agenda. But the attorney for the parish says it is "alive in Christ" -- and anything but extinct. While Bishop McKelvy wishes to take over the parish's property, the parish claims the diocese has no legal right to do so. Attorney Raymond Dague, who will represent All Saints should the...
  • Alleged genetic link to homosexual behavior documented in the animal world

    06/18/2005 8:53:03 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 3 replies · 283+ views
    Does that mean that if fruitflies "do it," humans can do it too?Folks, the New York times published back on June 3 an article entitled For Fruit Flies, Gene Shift Tilts Sex Orientation, commenting on research that supposedly demonstrates the genetic ground for homosexuality. Dr. Barry Dickson, senior scientist at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna and other researchers warned that:All the researchers cautioned that any of these wired behaviors set by master genes will probably be modified by experience. Though male fruit flies are programmed to pursue females, Dr. Dickson said, those...
  • Sniffing Out the Gay Gene

    05/17/2005 3:06:04 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 127 replies · 1,946+ views
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | May 17, 2005 | STEVEN PINKER
    IT sounds like something out of the satirical journal Annals of Improbable Research: a team of Swedish neuroscientists scanned people's brains as they smelled a testosterone derivative found in men's sweat and an estrogen-like compound found in women's urine. In heterosexual men, a part of the hypothalamus (the seat of physical drives) responded to the female compound but not the male one; in heterosexual women and homosexual men, it was the other way around. But the discovery is more than just a shoo-in for that journal's annual Ig Nobel Prize - it raises provocative questions about the science and ethics...
  • Does a Transgendered Biological Male Have The Right Use a Women's Restroom in New York City?

    04/11/2005 6:16:08 AM PDT · by twas · 127 replies · 2,874+ views
    Find Law ^ | Monday, Apr. 11, 2005 | MICHAEL C. DORF
    Does a Transgendered Biological Male Have The Right Use a Women's Restroom in New York City?: Why a Local Gender Identity Discrimination Ban Has Become Controversial By MICHAEL C. DORF Earlier this month, a New York security firm settled a case that charged the company with unlawfully discriminating on the basis of "gender identity." In two incidents, representatives of the firm had questioned the use of the women's restroom by persons who, while biologically male, identify themselves as female. By so doing, the firm thereby violated New York City's Human Rights Law, as construed in official guidelines promulgated in 2002....
  • Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians Supports Bill to Prohibit Abortions of Gay Unborn Babies

    03/08/2005 4:28:22 PM PST · by rface · 26 replies · 824+ views
    Alexandria, VA; March 7, 2005. The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians (PLAGAL) applauds State Rep. Brian Duprey of Maine for his introduction of a bill that will prohibit abortion on unborn children who are gay. "We recognize that at this time the gay gene has not been isolated, but with all the advances of genetics we believe that it may just be a matter of time," says Jackie Malone, Executive Vice President of PLAGAL. PLAGAL maintains that if the theory of a gay gene is proven and isolated, then the day will not be far off when a test...
  • Bill Would Ban Abortions of 'Gay, Unborn Children'

    03/08/2005 8:01:12 AM PST · by Pendragon_6 · 48 replies · 1,512+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3-8-2005 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians (PLAGAL) is applauding a Maine lawmaker for introducing a bill that would prohibit the abortion of unborn homosexual babies."We recognize that at this time the gay gene has not been isolated, but with all the advances of genetics, we believe that it may just be a matter of time" before a test for the predisposition of homosexuality will be developed, said Jackie Malone, executive vice president of PLAGAL, in a press release. PLAGAL hailed Maine State Rep. Brian Duprey, a Republican, for his solid support of pro-life legislation and said it...
  • The "Gay-Gene" Bill (Joseph Farah On Why Rush's Idea Splits Gays And Pro Aborts Alert)

    03/03/2005 11:30:34 PM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 886+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 03/04/05 | Joseph Farah
    Someone once mused that in the unlikely event an actual homosexual gene was ever discovered, abortion would be outlawed overnight. There are two reasons for this: Homosexual activists have been the front-line shock troops of the abortion-on-demand movement. They comprise the vast majority of those "defending" abortuaries from the peaceful vigils of sidewalk counselors across the country. For whatever reason, they have adopted this cause as their own – even though it should have no impact on their lives as "non-breeders." Homosexual activists who have championed "choice" are smart enough to understand that many prospective mothers, conditioned for 30 years...
  • Bill would ban abortions of 'gay' fetuses (Maine legislator got idea listening to Rush Limbaugh)

    02/26/2005 2:38:04 PM PST · by NYer · 167 replies · 4,551+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 25, 2005
    A Republican lawmaker in Maine has introduced a bill to prohibit abortions based on the sexual orientation of the unborn baby. State Rep. Brian Duprey wants the Legislature to forbid a woman from ending a pregnancy because the fetus is homosexual. He said the bill looks into the future in case scientists find what he described as a "homosexual gene." "I have heard from women who told me that if they found out that they were carrying a child with the gay gene, then they would abort. I think this is wrong," said Duprey, who got the idea while listening...
  • The end of ideology (as we know it) [..protect gay fetuses..]

    02/25/2005 9:01:51 AM PST · by isaiah55version11_0 · 17 replies · 736+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Feb. 25, 2005 | Jonah Goldberg
    Maine State Rep. Brian Duprey introduced an unusual piece of legislation this month. It's a pro-life bill designed to tighten protections for the unborn. That's not the unusual part. That happens all the time. The interesting part is that Duprey's bill is designed to protect gay fetuses. Rep. Duprey told a local paper, The Magic City Morning Star, that he'd been listening to Rush Limbaugh's radio show when Limbaugh commented that if scientists ever located the genetic cause for homosexuality — the so-called "gay gene" — then homosexuals would become pro-life "overnight." "Most people would agree that to kill someone...
  • Critics: Gay-gene bill about politics, not rights (abortion fears on fetus sexual orientation)

    02/24/2005 3:04:40 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 19 replies · 1,290+ views
    PressHerald ^ | February 24, 2005 | Mark Peters
    AUGUSTA — A conservative lawmaker is again drawing criticism for a bill he says is about gay rights but some of his colleagues say is about political posturing. State Rep. Brian Duprey, R-Hampden, wants the Legislature to forbid a woman from ending a pregnancy based on the projected sexual orientation of a fetus. He said the bill looks into the future in case scientists find what he described as a "homosexual gene." "I have heard from women who told me that if they found out that they were carrying a child with the gay gene, then they would abort. I...
  • New Maine House Bill Would Protect Fetuses Carrying the ‘Gay Gene’: Limbaugh ahead of the curve

    02/24/2005 7:48:02 AM PST · by rface · 182 replies · 6,724+ views
    Magic City Morning Star (Maine) ^ | Feb 22, 2005, 19:02 | By IPR
    AUGUSTA, Maine -– Rep. Brian Duprey (R-Hampden) has submitted a bill to the State Legislature to shield potentially homosexual fetuses from discrimination. LD 908, “An Act to Protect Homosexuals from Discrimination,” attempts to protect homosexuals from death because they might carry the gene that could lead to homosexuality. This bill as drafted would make it a crime to abort an unborn child if that child is determined to be carrying the “homosexual gene.” Duprey said that no such genetic marker has yet been discovered. But considering rapid advancements in genetic mapping research, he wants legislation in place should such a...
  • New Genetics Study Undermines Gay Gene Theory

    02/15/2005 3:20:34 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 18 replies · 821+ views
    Grove City College ^ | February 9, 2005 | Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D
    A study to be published in the March 2005 issue of the journal Human Genetics, and available online now, actually undermines the commonly held view that homosexual orientation is determined by genetic factors. The study’s lead author Brian Mustanski from University of Illinois at Chicago said in a UIC news release that "There is no one 'gay' gene. Sexual orientation is a complex trait, so it's not surprising that we found several DNA regions involved in its expression." However, a thorough examination of the actual report reveals no statistically significant findings for any of these DNA regions. The authors describe...
  • New Genetics Study Undermines Gay Gene Theory

    02/09/2005 4:28:55 PM PST · by dcnd9 · 80 replies · 3,292+ views
    http://www.drthrockmorton.com/article.asp?id=128 ^ | February 9, 2005 | Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D. & Durwood Ray, Ph.D.
    A study to be published in the March 2005 issue of the journal Human Genetics, and available online now, actually undermines the commonly held view that homosexual orientation is determined by genetic factors. The study’s lead author Brian Mustanski from University of Illinois at Chicago said in a UIC news release that "There is no one 'gay' gene. Sexual orientation is a complex trait, so it's not surprising that we found several DNA regions involved in its expression." However, a thorough examination of the actual report reveals no statistically significant findings for any of these DNA regions. The authors describe...
  • Homosexual Researcher Claims Genome Scan Of Sexual Orientation

    02/03/2005 4:20:37 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 77 replies · 1,883+ views
    TraditionalValuesCoalition ^ | February 3, 2005 | Staff
    A team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have just published a study that claims to have mapped the human genome and discovered chromosomes related to sexual orientation in males. The study, "A genomewide scan of male sexual orientation," was led by homosexual researcher Dr. Dean Hamer and other pro-homosexual associates. Dr. A. Dean Byrd, a member of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) Scientific Advisory Committee reviewed the study and concluded: "The researchers' attempt to manipulate the data to come up with something meaningful was not realized. They find nothing and...
  • Genes Linked With Male Sexual Orientation Found

    01/30/2005 4:43:13 PM PST · by paudio · 146 replies · 3,329+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/28/05 | Jennifer Warner
    The genes a man gets from his mother and father may play an important role in determining whether he is gay or not, according to a new study likely to reignite the “gay gene” debate. Researchers say it’s the first time the entire human genetic makeup (search) has been scanned in search of possible genetic determinants of male sexual orientation. The results suggest that several genetic regions may influence homosexuality. “It builds on previous studies that have consistently found evidence of genetic influence on sexual orientation, but our study is the first to look at exactly where those genes are...
  • Science Shows That Homosexuals Are Not "Born That Way."

    12/13/2004 9:51:59 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 206 replies · 15,194+ views
    December 13, 2004
    1.)Dr. Dean Hamer who failed to find a "gay gene": "Homosexuality is not purely genetic. Environmental factors play a role. There is not a single master gene that makes people gay. I don't think that we will ever be able to predict who will be gay." 2.) Dr. Dean Hamer was asked by Scientific American if homosexuality was rooted solely in biology. He replied: "Absolutely not. From twin studies we already know that half or more of the variability in sexual orientation is not inherited. Our studies try to pinpoint the genetic factors, not negate the psychosocial factors." ("New Evidence...
  • "This is the Way God Made Me":A Scientific Examination of Homosexuality and the "Gay Gene"

    11/22/2004 2:39:49 PM PST · by Ed Current · 127 replies · 5,480+ views
    Apologetics Press, Inc ^ | 2003 | Brad Harrub, Ph.D., Bert Thompson, Ph.D., Dave Miller, Ph.D.
    The trumpets were left at home and the parades were canceled. The press releases and campaign signs were quietly forgotten. The news was big, but it did not contain what some had hoped for. On April 14, 2003, the International Human Genome Consortium announced the successful completion of the Human Genome Project—two years ahead of schedule. The press report read: "The human genome is complete and the Human Genome Project is over" (see "Human Genome Report...," 2003, emp. added). Most of the major science journals reported on the progress in the field of genetics, but also speculated on how the...
  • Bad Seed or Bad Science: The Story of the Notorious Jukes Family

    02/08/2003 5:55:12 PM PST · by patent · 16 replies · 1,725+ views
    NYTimes ^ | Feb. 8, 2003 | By SCOTT CHRISTIANSON
    [Patent’s note (and paraphrase): Meet the old boss, same as the new boss. I’m posting a couple examples of bad science or bad statistical studies in favor of killing or maiming the weak and unwanted. It always seems to be little more than a conclusion in search of sufficient facts to justify the immorality they want to commit anyway. We get these “studies” which are then used to justify cultural changes, legislation or court decisions cramming immoral acts down our throats. I wonder how much longer the West will be so in love with science that we let it tell...