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Debunking the “I Was Born Gay” Myth.

This never ceases to amaze me. Have you heard the old adage that goes something like this: “If keep you repeating a lie long enough it seems true”?

Well that is the case with the “I was born Gay” mantra.

The phrase “I was born Gay” is commonly used today by the LBGT community, gay activists and many on the left and even some on the right. This phrase was first uttered in the halls of academia by intellectuals who sought to prove that same-sex orientation was caused by biological or genetic traits that are immutable, the same as skin color, eye color or gender. To date a multitude of studies in a multitude of areas have been conducted regarding same-sex orientation:


Twin Studies

Epigenetic Studies

Birth Order Studies

Female Fertility Studies

Pheromone Studies

Studies of brain structures

Chromosome Linkage studies…. by behaviorists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, social scientists, geneticist etc.  All have been done to prove some genetic connection to homosexuality, in order to get the much coveted crown of a “minority group” and by default a “protected class” status.

But time and time again each study has proven to be inconclusive, meaning it could not be replicated in a similar study or deemed erroneous based on the measurements used by the researcher. A few years ago the human genome project did extensive work in the science of genetics. The “gay gene” was ever found.  This totally contradicted a 1993 study by Dean Hamer who started the “gay gene” phenomenon that the media and the liberal/progressive medical science community couldn’t wait to trumpet as proof of a genetic reason for same-sex orientation.  At the time the APA  (American Psychological Association) issued a statement in 1998 regarding this subject saying:

“There is considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or inborn hormonal factors, play a significant role in a person’s sexuality.”

But after the Genome Project and many other inconclusive studies raised significant doubts about the genetics of homosexuality, they revised their stance in 2009 saying:

“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”.

Notice that the last sentence of the statement is based on opinion not science!

In essence; there is no conclusive evidence (and there never will be) for a genetic or biological reason for a same-sex attraction. But insurmountable evidence points to such things as environment, experiences, and generational pre-dispositions, all play a significant role in sexual behavior.

Yet the “I was born Gay” mantra remained a fixture in pop culture.  Liberal/Progressive academic and political circles continued to advance their agenda. And this myth has permeated every area of society. In every sector it is quoted as a fact and has been heralded as a proven scientific truth by some educators, activists, clergy, entertainers, media pundits and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle. Jurists have created new constitutional rights based on it. Politicians have passed erroneous non-discriminatory laws because of it.

Psychiatrist and therapists are under pressure from the mental health boards and commissions’ to affirm their inconclusive findings or face possible reprimands, even revoking of their licenses unless they comply. They risk lawsuits by clients, if they dare suggest that same–sex attraction is a result of choice or behavior.

Conversion-Therapy is frowned upon by the mental-health hierarchy and a proposal by the California State legislature to ban it has already passed the Senate. Why because some have said it could lead to suicide, with no substantial evidence to back that claim.

Athletes are hit with five and six figure fines if they utter the “F” word in the heat of a game. Companies are made to do PSA commercials that support gay’s rights if someone in their organization says something remotely offensive to the LGBT community. If it contains the words: choice, lifestyle or behavior, it qualifies as hate speech. Just ask one of Obama’s most trusted advisors Valarie Jarrett!

Private companies like eHarmony and Elane Photography and others are forced into court battles and made to pay fines by Human Rights Commissions because of ignorant jurisprudence and unconstitutional laws that have declared their behavior a “protected class” that trumps the First Amendment!

It is time that this myth is challenged for exactly what it is …a myth or more directly…. repetition LIES!  An agenda-driven, pseudo-science myth! Pushed by those who seek to create a society based on their own perverted image of freedom.  They know that if you keep repeating a lie long enough, then the truth becomes harder to recognize and to defend!

It’s time to stop this fallacious repetition…So that truth can emerge.

By; Donald Thornton
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