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No "homosexual gene" can be found, new study says.

Studies that said that it exists were falsified.


Alfred Kinsey isn't the only homosexual researcher who used biased research and falsified data to promote a personal agenda.  Although Alfred Kinsey was extremely successful in pulling the wool over the eyes of many in the scientific community and although as a result his creative "findings" came to taint the views of many and to a large extent brought about the sexual revolution, his findings have now been thoroughly debunked.  There has probably been no other effort by any other researcher in history that has had such far-reaching social consequences.  However, not all homosexual "scientists" are as successful as Alfred Kinsey was in duping the scientific community, whether they attempted to do so intentionally as Kinsey did or not.  Some get caught in the act before much real harm is done to society.  

Another piece of "research" by gay scientists debunked:

Hamer Hammered by New Scientific Study, FRC Says

"Science Confirms What I've Seen in My Own Life as Well as in the Lives of Thousands of Others Who Have Left the Homosexual Lifestyle," Cantu Says

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- " Scientists are finally telling us what we've always known.  There is absolutely no scientific proof of a 'gay gene,'" said Family Research Council Policy Analyst Yvette Cantu Thursday. 

A study conducted in 1993 by openly "gay"  activist and researcher Dr. Dean Hamer of the National Cancer Institute examined the X chromosomes of 40 pairs of homosexual brothers.  The study, which appeared in the March 1993 issue of the journal Science, found that 33 of the pairs of brothers had genetic markers for male homosexuality. 

A new study attempting to replicate Hamer's was released today by the same Science magazine, discrediting the 1993 study.  The study conducted by scientists from the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the University of Western Ontario and the Department of Genetics at Stanford Medical School concluded that "data do not support the presence of a gene of large effect influencing sexual orientation." 

The Boston Globe reported in February that the media-ballyhooed "gay gene" theory was already in trouble.  The Globe article featured the findings of Dr. Richard Pillard, a professor of psychiatry at Boston University's School of Medicine, whose twin studies showed "that sexuality is greatly influenced by environment, and that the role of genetics is, in the end, limited." 

"These findings confirm what I've seen in my own life as well as in the lives of thousands and thousands of people who have left the lifestyle," said Cantu.  "I am living proof that homosexuality is not an immutable characteristic. Hamer himself has said that lesbianism is 'culturally transmitted, not inherited ... It's more environmental than genetic, more nurture than nature.'  Will these recent studies force Hamer to concede that male homosexuality is also not a matter of genetics but of environment? 

"This new study reveals that Hamer's activism got in the way of his ability to remain unbiased about his research,"  said Cantu.  " 'Gay' activists have used Hamer's research to promote everything from 'gay' marriage to 'hate crimes' legislation. However, Science's study further undermines any attempt to change public policy in his name." 

SOURCE: Family Research Council 


BBC - April 23, 1999 

Doubt cast on 'gay gene'

There is no evidence for the "gay gene" that a study claims to have found. 

BBC World Service's John Newell: Is this research needed? 

Previous research suggested that male homosexuality is passed on from mother to son. 

But the new work, covering more people, aims to show that the particular genetic features implicated are no more common in gay men than would be expected. 

"Because our study was larger than the original one, we certainly had adequate power to detect a genetic effect as large as was reported in that study," said the team from the University of Western Ontario in the journal, Science

"Nonetheless, our data does not support the presence of a gene of large effect influencing sexual orientation," they concluded. 

However, both the studies targeted only one part of the X chromosome.  The authors of the new study say that: "These results do not preclude the possibility of detectable gene effects elsewhere in the genome." 
 

Equality needed

Griffith Vaughan Williams from the UK Campaign for Homosexual Equality says conflicting research results in this field are beside the point: "The most important thing is, that however I and other homosexuals are created, we are treated as equals." 

When the first study was published in 1993, there was concern it might lead to pre-natal screening and abortion of foetuses carrying the gene. 

The new study used DNA from 52 pairs of gay brothers. These were recruited via advertisements in two Canadian gay news magazines.  Mr Williams expressed surprise that so many homosexuals were willing to help in such experiments. 

The researchers looked to see if the gay brothers shared more of the candidate genetic markers than would be expected.  Any pair of brothers will share about half their DNA on any particular chromosome. 

They found that 46% of the 52 pairs of brothers shared three key markers.  In the previous study, which considered five markers, those scientists reported that 83% of 40 pairs shared the markers. 
 

Conflicting results

"It is unclear why our results are so discrepant from the original study," say the scientists in Science.  This is strong language for a scientific journal, implying the scientists believe that mistakes were made in the first study. 

However, none of the team would speak to the BBC to confirm this.  The new study has been criticised by the lead author of the old study, Professor Dean Hamer, over how the subjects were selected. 

The 1993 study was the most powerful piece of evidence for a strong genetic factor in male homosexuality. 

But other studies, such as one showing that identical twins are more likely to both be gay than non-identical twins, means that the nature-nurture debate will continue. 

© BBC


On Line Opinion

June 08, 2004

Homosexuality is not biologically determined - latest research.

By David van Gend

The Titanic of Gay Rights, leaving all in its wake, is about to founder on a large and immovable fact....
   The iceberg of clinical fact looming up in the dark is this: that homosexuals who want to become heterosexual can and do change, as authoritative medical research has now demonstrated. Given the will, and skilled therapy, there can be an end to the nightmare of same-sex attraction. That is the best news for our heartsick friends down below deck, but it is bad news for the complacent triumphalists of the Gay Titanic....
   As to the exact causes of homosexuality, the medical jury is still out. But the baseless claim, promoted by [Australian] Justice Michael Kirby and others, that gays are just born that way, is given no support by the American Psychiatric Association. Their Fact Sheet on Sexual Orientation (2000) sums it up: "There are no replicated scientific studies supporting any specific biological etiology for homosexuality"....

Full Story

Update 2009 (found June 10, 2009)

It took the American Psychological Association a few years to catch up to the state of the science on sexual orientation, but here is the opinion the APA holds now,

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; most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation. (Source: APA -- Sexuality -- Answers to Your Questions For a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality)

That removes all doubt, does it not? It is a totally safe opinion that cannot be proved wrong.  Regardless of what sexual orientation one chose or not, it was either nature or nurture that imbued the individual with it.

Update 2005 02 09

New Genetics Study Undermines Gay Gene Theory

Research review by Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D. & Durwood Ray, Ph.D.

Full Story

Note also that the original announcement of the study that Drs. Throckmorton and Durwood reviewed mentions that,

Other researchers involved in the study were Dean Hamer, at the National Institutes of Health; Nicholas Schork and Caroline Nievergelt, at the University of California at San Diego; Michael DuPree, at Pennsylvania State University; and Sven Bocklandt, at the University of California at Los Angeles. (Full Story)

In that context see also:

Hamer Hammered by New Scientific Study, FRC Says

"Science Confirms What I've Seen in My Own Life as Well as in the Lives of Thousands of Others Who Have Left the Homosexual Lifestyle," Cantu Says

Full Story

True advocacy researchers never give up, and Hamer keeps hammering away.  One would think that if something as obvious as homosexuality in humans were that natural and genetically determined, by now irrevocable and incontrovertible evidence of those genetic origins had been found.  Perhaps what is at work is simply this:

The receptivity of the great masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan....

The function of propaganda is, for example, not to weigh and ponder the rights of different people, but exclusively to emphasize the one right which it has set out to argue for. Its task is not to make an objective study of the truth, in so far as it favors the enemy, and then set it before the masses with academic fairness; its task is to serve our own right, always and unflinchingly.

—Hitler, Mein Kampf, Chapter VI

Update 2006 07 26: Dean Hamer's tendency to jump from insufficient data to conclusions whose ephemeral corroboration by spurious facts evaporates on even slight scrutiny is being examined in regard to another claim by him, namely that Dean Hamer found that genes determine whether we are capable of self transcendence, spirituality that is.  He wrote a book about it, "The GOD gene : How Faith is Hardwired Into Our Genes".  Alas, that claim has little merit when examined with cold logic.  Its substance evaporates and shows itself to be as spurious as did the substance of Dean Hamer's assertion that homosexuality is hardwired.   It appears that genes can't be blamed for all behaviours we wish we could find excuses for.  It simply does not always work to say, "my genes made me do it," when the explanation "the devil made me do it" is deemed no longer valid. (See "Spirituality Explained? Reflections on Dean Hamerís The God Gene", by Barbara King; Bookslut, June 2005)


See also:

  • The Fading "Gay Gene"
  • Sorry, no gay gene, by Linda Bowles, WorldNet Daily, Exclusive Commantary, Aug. 10, 1999 (Linda Bowles' archive)
  • Dale's Disk — An HTML version of Dale O'Leary's files on issues of homosexuality and families — Material that has been prepared for those who are interested in promoting the truth about homosexuality.
  • The Gay Gene?, by Jeffrey Satinover, M.D.

Jeffrey B. Satinover, M.D. has practiced psychoanalysis for more than nineteen years, and psychiatry for more than ten. He is a former Fellow in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at Yale University, a past president of the C.G. Jung Foundation, and a former William James Lecturer in Psychology and Religion at Harvard University. He holds degrees from MIT, the University of Texas, and Harvard University. He is the author of Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth (Baker Books, 1996).


In 1972, when sanity still prevailed to a somewhat greater extent in our society, The Merck Manual had this to say in its section on PERSONALITY DISORDERS:

11. Sexual deviations: This category refers to those who repetitively and somewhat compulsively direct their sexual interests toward objects other than the opposite sex, toward sexual acts not associated with intercourse, or toward intercourse only when associated with stylized behavior (e.g., sexual sadism).  The term carries a moral connotation and is somewhat related to cultural norms.  However, it is believed that this behavior reflects at least developmental difficulties, if not psychopathology, and that "deviant" sexual behavior is an attempt to achieve some sexual gratification while avoiding fears associated with usual adult sexual practices." [The Merck Manual, Twelfth Edition, p. 1382]

A full list of diagnostic groups of personality disorders is described in The Merck Manual (only 11 major groups are listed).

It should be clear from this that what determines whether something is proper moral behaviour or not is based on generally accepted social norms.  There is one effective way to make deviant behaviour acceptable:  change the social norms.  That's what the Nazis and the abortionists did to make mass murder acceptable.  If it works with murder, then the same principle can be used with any other social standard.  If we don't like that, then all that is required is for the majority to say "NO!" and to put an end to the tyranny by the minorities who successfully force the acceptance of their deviant behaviour on all of us.

One of the paradoxes of management is this: most employees usually are happier and more comfortable in a well-structured environment than in one that operates with disorder and permissiveness.

— Telephony, Feb. 6, 1978, p. 61 (author unknown)

That principle applies to every sector of society, even in the upbringing of children in the most fundamental environment of all, our families.  Therefore, let's do away with disorder and permissiveness, and let's re-establish order.  We'll all be much happier if we do.  It's a heck of a lot cheaper, too, and it causes far less social devastation!

Walter H. Schneider, Bruderheim, August 11, 1999

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Updates:
1999 08 11
2001 02 01 (format changes)
2004 06 24 (added entry for Homosexuality is not biologically determined - latest research.)
2005 02 18 (added update on new study pertaining to the alleged genetic origin of homosexuality)
2009 06 10 (added reference to APA's latest view on sexual orientation)