Homosexuality is not Genetic

Identical twin studies prove homosexuality is not genetic

The gay gene theory that came out around 20 years ago is now gone the way of the DODO, its dying a slow death but dying all the same. At the end of the article you will see that the scientific community does not want to push these findings…mostly for their own good. But why leave them in the archives of science? Because this finding carries a bullet, a bullet that will be shot at them by the gay community activists that have used this lie to pressure the non-gay community to accept their homosexuality.

This is a telling reason for the necessity of a two pronged approach to selling homosexuality as a viable alternative lifestyle. 1. The uses of pseudo-science to promote an in-curability to homosexuality thereby labeling Christian ‘recovery’ groups as spurious at best and cruel at worst. 2. To show that homosexual relationships have all the intrinsic viability and necessity contained within that coupling as any heterosexual relationship. This sets up a persecution barrier that guards gay coupling with slogans within our culture.

It is understood by me that people very close to us all are lesbian/homosexual and have acquired partners, nevertheless in declaring the truth, the sin cannot be hidden by the godly and it cannot be condoned as a part of righteous living. If it is abomination to God, it is right we abominate it as well. This sin, is not like other sins that are committed and then the guilty hide their actions; this sin is committed and dares anyone to condemn it in the face of all the propaganda that demands its approval.

Here is the article by Dr. Neil Whitehead

Identical twin studies prove homosexuality is not genetic

Dr. Neil Whitehead
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. They are nurtured in equal prenatal conditions.  If homosexuality is caused by genetics or prenatal conditions and one twin is gay, the co-twin should also be gay.
“Because they have identical DNA, it ought to be 100%,” Dr. Whitehead notes. But the studies reveal something else. “If an identical twin has same-sex attraction the chances the co-twin has it are only about 11% for men and 14% for women.”
Because identical twins are always genetically identical, homosexuality cannot be genetically dictated. “No-one is born gay,” he notes. “The predominant things that create homosexuality in one identical twin and not in the other have to be post-birth factors.”
Dr. Whitehead believes same-sex attraction (SSA) is caused by “non-shared factors,”  things happening to one twin but not the other, or a personal response to an event by one of the twins and not the other.
For example, one twin might have exposure to pornography or sexual abuse, but not the other.  One twin may interpret and respond to their family or classroom environment differently than the other. “These individual and idiosyncratic responses to random events and to common environmental factors predominate,” he says.
The first very large, reliable study of identical twins was conducted in Australia in 1991, followed by a large U.S. study about 1997. Then Australia and the U.S. conducted more twin studies in 2000, followed by several studies in Scandinavia, according to Dr. Whitehead.
“Twin registers are the foundation of modern twin studies. They are now very large, and exist in many countries. A gigantic European twin register with a projected 600,000 members is being organized, but one of the largest in use is in Australia, with more than 25,000 twins on the books.”
A significant twin study among adolescents shows an even weaker genetic correlation. In 2002 Bearman and Brueckner studied tens of thousands of adolescent students in the U.S.  The same-sex attraction concordance between identical twins was only 7.7% for males and 5.3% for females—lower than the 11% and 14% in the Australian study by Bailey et al conducted in 2000.
In the identical twin studies, Dr. Whitehead has been struck by how fluid and changeable sexual identity can be.
“Neutral academic surveys show there is substantial change. About half of the homosexual/bisexual population (in a non-therapeutic environment) moves towards heterosexuality over a lifetime. About 3% of the present heterosexual population once firmly believed themselves to be homosexual or bisexual.”
“Sexual orientation is not set in concrete,” he notes.
Even more remarkable, most of the changes occur without counseling or therapy. “These changes are not therapeutically induced, but happen ‘naturally’ in life, some very quickly,” Dr. Whitehead observes. “Most changes in sexual orientation are towards exclusive heterosexuality.”
Numbers of people who have changed towards exclusive heterosexuality are greater than current numbers of bisexuals and homosexuals combined. In other words, ex-gays outnumber actual gays.
The fluidity is even more pronounced among adolescents, as Bearman and Brueckner’s study demonstrated. “They found that from 16 to 17-years-old, if a person had a romantic attraction to the same sex, almost all had switched one year later.”
“The authors were pro-gay and they commented that the only stability was among the heterosexuals, who stayed the same year after year. Adolescents are a special case—generally changing their attractions from year to year.”
Still, many misconceptions persist in the popular culture. Namely, that homosexuality is genetic – so hard-wired into one’s identity that it can’t be changed. “The academics who work in the field are not happy with the portrayals by the media on the subject,” Dr. Whitehead notes. “But they prefer to stick with their academic research and not get involved in the activist side.”
Article originally published by Pastor Holland Davis on his website

4 thoughts on “Homosexuality is not Genetic

  1. armchairtheo says:

    It is because I have turned to Christ that I now declare the biblical testimony, his word is to be obeyed. Homosexuality is disobedience to the word of God and part of the mindset of men who are alienated from the mind of God. Persecution is not the re-telling of scientific findings, rather, it is the unleashing of hatred towards those who do not agree with you. I have no hatred towards homosexuals, nor do I persecute them. Instead, I tell them the truth of Jesus Christ and accurately declare his message.

    Do not pretend that an opposing opinions from yours is a form of persecution towards those whom you agree with. Otherwise, it would be the people endorsing the gay agenda that are persecuting the Christians because they have an opposing opinion.

    • No. The belief that the Bible, or God, condemns gay sex in a faithful LTR is an opinion, falsifiable from the Bible- see my page and its many links- and so disagreement with it, however strongly expressed, can never be persecution. The opinion can be separated from the human being, and the human being brought to a better understanding of God.

      However, opposing someone for their God-given sexual orientation is opposing who God made them, and therefore wrongful persecution, despite your biased quoting of statistics. Listen to the Exodus apologies: sexual orientation cannot be changed, except for a few cases where the person was probably bi. Exodus: people on your side, passionately committed to it, devoting all their energies to it for years- now proclaiming they were wrong.

      • armchairtheo says:

        I looked over your website and I can see you are on full activation to introduce homosexuality as “normal” in a Christians life. I have listened to Matthew Vine’s exposition of scripture and his new take on homosexuality “according to Matthew”. His exposition is pure nonsense. The text twisting is applauded by those who are already sold on homosexuality, so he is really just preaching to the choir. No, you’ve not falsified any thing Ive said by the bible, and furthermore you’re adding yourself to a distinguished list of people who are guilty of perverting the truth. Since you seem adept at calling evil good, its no wonder you find many who like yourself are more than willing to call evil good and good evil Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! You know exactly what this means, it means you are replacing what God has abominated with a lie, now you call it blessed and accepted and God ordained. Homosexual marriage or sex or dating are all sin and the scriptures are clear on that. Matthew’s daring but failed attempt to spin Romans 1 into “this is not talking about sex between Christians” is laughable.

        I noticed that you find a hot-button label to help stigmatize those whom you disagree with “homophobe”, as if Christianity is afraid of homosexuality. Christians fear God and fear the repercussions of sin, and homosexuality is a fast-track to the repercussion of sin. Should we label you a Christophobe? I also stepped past your blog and noticed you find other authors quick to dismiss eternal punishment too. It is so fitting that you personally want to introduce sexual deviancy into God’s people, while others, maybe you too, are interested in removing eternal punishment, which in all reality removes a useful motivation to obey God anyway seeing that God just annihilates you. So why not live like a devil because in the end you just die and suffer no punishment. The god you espouse is a god that bares no resemblance to the scripture.

        This kind of spirituality you endorse is a mixture of situational ethics and a lust for the same sex. You of course go farther and seek to promote this damnable lifestyle. Homosexuality is abominated in the old covenant and abominated in the new. Reclassifying homosexuality under the category “God given sexual orientation” is pure unsubstantiated assertion. I realize it sells well to the gay crowd, but its nonsense from a biblical standpoint. Yes, I realize that now-a-days you can find a Ph.D to validate anything, as you said yourself bestiality maybe ok for someone else; Darwinian evolutionists take their ethic down the road…and embarrassingly validate bestiality (but they try to hush that media nightmare).

        You don’t recognize that the more you follow this path, the less and less you can differentiated between good and evil? As soon as you adopt a morality that is not centered on the scripture, its impossible to restrain evil. All evil becomes ‘a personal opinion’ so that bestiality, or pedophilia or homosexuality or any other sort of hideous abomination cannot be genuinely condemned by you. All you can do is ‘prefer’ something else. But, what you do abominate are those Christians who are not duped by the emotional but biblically false expositions of homosexual advocates. The real step into a depraved mind is calling good evil. That is done every time you claim that Christians are just homophobe’s that are fed the wrong diet of biblical interpretation. If homosexuality was even remotely acceptable in scripture it would long ago been a part of the Church. But, it is rejected and there is no scripture that will permit you to adopt it as “normal” sexual activity. Marrying the same sex partner is no answer, it pretends monogamy, but its just pretense. Homosexual marriage pretends ‘genuine love’ but its a forbidden love, a perversion of the mind that once warped now has a taste for the twisted and abnormal.

        Lastly, Im sorry that the Exodus bunch failed to keep their biblical guard up, now they have become compromisers and betrayers of the faith. Its no surprise to find some falling from our ranks. You should be used to it though, many millions come to Christ and repent of homosexuality, lesbianism, pedophilia and all other kinds of wicked sins they once enjoyed and defended.

  2. So what?

    Homosexuality is healthy and normal. You as a persecution activist: stop obsessing about gay people, and turn to Christ. If you do, you will stop persecuting.

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