Homosexuality: The debate over genetic attraction

I don’t happen to buy that homosexuality is genetic. But let’s just pretend for a second, for the sake of argument only, that homosexuality is as the gay activist’s agenda claims, it’s something that gays were born with. We all agree that gays are “different,” different from the majority of people. They are sexually attracted to people of their same sex, most are acting on these abnormal sexual desires, they are marching around, holding banners, having parades, and lobbying in Washington D.C. for their rights, all for this difference.

So because we all agree that gay people are different, then if that difference was “genetic” we could categorize that as a genetic anomaly. An anomaly is defined by Webster’s to mean:

a⋅nom⋅a⋅ly
/əˈnɒməli/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [uh-nom-uh-lee] Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun, plural -lies.
1. a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form.
2. an odd, peculiar, or strange condition, situation, quality, etc.
4. an incongruity or inconsistency.
5. Deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
6. One that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify

So here we  have homosexuality as a condition that is a deviation from the norm, something odd and irregular abnormal and peculiar. Are gays convinced that their condition is a random mutation on their DNA? It often seems like they would like to take no responsibility.  What else classifies as a genetic anomaly?

Here’s a list of just a few:

Blindness, deafness, conjoined twins, dwarfism, congenital heart defects, skin conditions, infertility, and the list goes on and on.  The University of Kansas Medical Center has complied a more comprehensive list here.

With the exception of multiple births (twins, triplets) and medical conditions for which there are no cure, what do we as a society, medical professionals, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, parents and teachers do with a genetic anomaly? WE TRY TO FIX IT!

No parents or doctor would leave their child with an untreated heart condition. They would try to fix it. Deaf children learn sign language or have implants in hopes of restoring hearing and so they can communicate like normal, some people with dwarfism even have their bones stretched to increase their height, and they receive medical treatment for the other health problems that come with their condition.

So, why are we as a society not treating homosexuality the same way? It’s like some people want a blind acceptance, no questions asked, when we would never do that with anything else. Why should we ignore this alleged genetic anomaly with out trying to fix the problem? Fixing irregularities is standard practice in this country, why should it be any different for homosexuality? If they have a flaw in their DNA, shouldn’t they receive medical attention to make them normal just like everyone else who has a random “condition?” Shouldn’t they want treatment so they can assimilate back into main stream society rather then perpetuating their “outcast” complex?

Just some things to think about. We wouldn’t let any other anomaly go untreated, or at least with out attempting to treat it. We make our best effort to bring these anomalies back to as close to normal as possible. Researchers are hard at work trying to locate the “gay gene.” I don’t think they will find one, but what is their purpose in looking?Are they planning to “fix” same-sex attraction and make these people not gay? Why are we not encouraging individuals who suffer with same-sex attraction to seek treatment. There are programs available and they even work.

My Mom had a child in her 1st grade class last year who had been diagnosed with Autism. His parents insisted that he be in a regular class rather then going to special ed. He came to my Mom’s class everyday with a private tutor, who had to repeat everything my Mom said to him, because the child couldn’t focus enough to keep up with the lessons. He was a distraction to the other students (perks of public school and our tax dollars at work huh?) he wasn’t learning much and needed the specialized learning environment of a class suited for his needs. My Mom tried to convince the school administrators and the parents that her class was not the place for him, and finally after several months, they transferred him out. What was everyone trying to do in this situation? Make this child as “normal” as possible; assimilate him into mainstream education, fix his “problem” and socialize him. Which was the main reason his Mother had him in regular class anyway, so he could socialize with the other students. I say fine, go ahead, there’s nothing wrong with trying to correct an abnormal condition.

I think that the situation with homosexuality has gotten way out of control. Why should we have to accept all of their perverted deviations from common order and rule? They are trying to force their practices into a society that doesn’t want them. How crazy would it be if all parents and teachers of blind children were trying to educate all other children on how great it would be to be blind, behind their parents backs of course. (I don’t’ mean to offend anyone, I’m just using this example to show how silly the gay agenda is). Should we allow our children to associate with people like this and be indoctrinated with such destructive ideology? One could put any genetic anomaly into this scenario and even some conditions that aren’t genetic (teen pregnancy, drug use, anorexia) and the outcome would be the same. They are deviations from the norm and some are even dangerous, unhealthy and deserve the attention of medical researchers to can help to make individuals’ lives better.

Secular Heretic’s post on the subject of homosexuality and genetics points to some interesting evidence to support the non-existence of a gay gene. (Thanks for a great post Secular!)

Abbott points to studies that look at the sexual orientation of the offspring of gay people. “If homosexuality was caused by genetic mechanisms, their children would be more likely to choose same-sex interaction,” he says. “But they aren’t more likely, so therefore it can’t be genetic.”

I find this particularly interesting. It definitely supports the cultural and environmental theory as the causes for homosexuality. I presented additional evidence of the relation between homosexual parents and children being homosexual, in my post on homosexual parenting.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Thanks for reading!

Sources:

**The idea of homosexuality as a genetic anomaly, and that society tries to fix all other anomalies, came from my sister at our Thanksgiving family Prop 8 discussion. Thanks B for the blog topic!!!!

secularheretic-st.blogspot.com genetic-attraction-nature-vs-nurture
Websters.com

“Genetic and Rare Conditions Site,” Medical Genetics, University of Kansas Medical Center

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5 thoughts on “Homosexuality: The debate over genetic attraction

  1. I think this is well thought-out and very well presented. I was actually thinking along similar lines the other day. The genetic argument can be distilled to the following two points: 1. Since it’s genetic, there’s nothing I can do about it. 2. Because there’s nothing I can do about it, you should endorse and promote it as normal. Unfortunately, the two don’t go together. As illustrated by your post, not everything that genetics hands us is beneficial for individuals or for society. Just as people shouldn’t be teased for having to wear glasses or hearing aids, they shouldn’t be harassed or humiliated for having same-sex attraction. But that doesn’t mean we should promote it as healthy desires to act upon.

  2. From my limited knowledge of genetics, any abnormality with it always has a negative effect on the person.
    I don’t know of anyone who has been cured of a genetic disorder all they can do is learn how to live with it.

  3. I don’t understand why people don’t think that homosexuality has negative effects. It obviously does, except gay activists and homosexuals think that society should celebrate it instead. I would venture to guess that all gay people have struggled and wished that they weren’t gay, at one point or another. It’s a very sad situation really.

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