Skip to comments.Johns Hopkins Research: No Evidence People Are Born Gay or Transgender
Posted on 06/11/2019 8:14:43 AM PDT by Candor7
Scholars at Johns Hopkins University released a new report on Monday which argues that there is not sufficient evidence to suggest that lesbian, gay, or transgender people are born with this sexual orientation or gender identity.
"The idea there that sexual orientation is fluid, that people change as people grow," Lawrence Mayer, a co-author of the report and a scholar-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University's psychiatry department, as well as a professor of statistics and biostatistics at Arizona State University, told The Christian Post. "There are probably some people that identify as hetrosexual [sic] that then later on identified as homosexual, so it goes both ways. The importance there is the fluidity and flexibility that these things change in time."
The three-part, 143-page report, which appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of The New Atlantis, also investigated other commonly accepted ideas about homosexuality and transgenderism. Mayer and his co-author Paul McHugh, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins, challenged the claim that discrimination and social stigma are the only reasons why homosexual and transgender people suffer higher rates of mental health problems and are more likely to commit suicide.
The study breaks down in three parts: First, Mayer and McHugh examined whether homosexuality is an inherited trait, and concluded that people are not simply "born that way." Second, they looked at the causes of the poor mental health associated with gay and transgender people, concluding that social stress does not explain all of it. Finally, they studied transgenderism, concluding that it is not innate and that transgender "treatments" are associated with negative outcomes.
The report found insufficient evidence to back up the idea that people are born with innate sexual attractions. Mayer and McHugh examined past studies which show a modest association between genetic factors and sexual orientation, but these studies have not been able to pinpoint particular genes responsible. Other hypothesized biological causes, such as prenatal development and hormones, have also been linked to sexual orientation, but that evidence is also limited.
"Studies of the brains of homosexuals and heterosexuals have found some differences, but have not demonstrated that these differences are inborn rather than the result of environmental factors that influenced both psychological and neurobiological traits," the report explained. "One environmental factor that appears to be correlated with non-heterosexuality is child sexual abuse victimization, which may also contribute to the higher rates."
The report cited the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, which tracked the sexual orientation of children aged 7 to 12 in 1994-1995 and again in 2007-2008. Eighty percent of male respondents who had reported same-sex attraction and both-sex attraction in childhood later identified as exclusively heterosexual, while more than half of the females who reported both-sex attraction as children reported exclusive attraction to men as adults.
Mayer and McHugh also analyzed twins. They pointed to a 2010 study by psychiatric epidemiologist Niklas Långström which analyzed 3,826 identical and fraternal same-sex twin pairs. Both twins had at least one same-sex partner in only 18 percent of male identical twins, and 11 percent of male fraternal twins. For women, both twins had at least one homosexual partner in 22 percent of identical twins and 17 percent of fraternal twins.
"Summarizing the studies of twins, we can say that there is no reliable scientific evidence that sexual orientation is determined by a person's genes," the researchers wrote. "But there is evidence that genes play a role in influencing sexual orientation."
"So the question 'Are gay people born that way?' requires clarification. There is virtually no evidence that anyone, gay or straight, is 'born that way' if it means that their sexual orientation was genetically determined," the report explained (emphasis added). "But there is some evidence from the twin studies that certain genetic profiles probably increase the likelihood the person later identifies as gay or engages in same-sex sexual behavior."
Its accurate to state that fact in public. homosexuality is a learned condition, a social disease of family, parenting and society, an abandonment of the spirit and discipline of the binary reproductive biosphere in which we live.
Who wants a socially diseased candidate President like Pete Buttigieg who has boldly stated in public that he will govern America according to his learned sexual life style, a statement rather contrarily opposed to the required enlightened governance according to the Constitution of our country? This Boot-edge-edge candidacy is liberal fascism in the making. Why should America be governed , not governed, but ruled arbitrarily by homosexual feelings rather than our Constitution. Its a subversion of America and its freedoms which ALREADY guarantee homosexuals the rights enjoyed by every American.They are not a special class of citizenship.
Here is a link to the original John Hopkins University Dept. of Psychiatry research article:
"Some of the most widely held views about sexual orientation, such as the born that way hypothesis, simply are not supported by science. The literature in this area does describe a small ensemble of biological differences between non-heterosexuals and heterosexuals, but those biological differences are not sufficient to predict sexual orientation, the ultimate test of any scientific finding. The strongest statement that science offers to explain sexual orientation is that some biological factors appear, to an unknown extent, to predispose some individuals to a non-heterosexual orientation."
We are born naked. No one is born with a “wear the panties of the opposite sex” gene.
homersexuality is a behavior. behaviors are complex but imprinting is a major cause and getting worse...
What God designed for good, the perverts, perverted.
If homosexuality is normal by birth, so is pedophilia and other, even less normal preferences.
Science says sex is innate, lefties say “it’s fluid”. Science says sexuality is fluid, lefties say “it’s innate”.
This isn’t rocket science to figure out who is correct. Behavior is controlled by the brain, biology is not.
The Gaystopo will be calling for the scholars heads in 3..2..1. Odds are they will succeed.
The Good Lord Above decides your gender/sex at the moment of conception. Your DNA (XX for females and XY for males) is fixed at that time. Fortunately, your DNA is your DNA. It cannot be changed, ever. Hormones and disfiguring surgery may change your outward appearance but your DNA is fixed forever.
Males are males and females are females forever. God has spoken.
Like Homer Simpson?
That’s science . . . who cares about science . . . we want you to change your mind or we’ll scratch your eyes out.
We’re tired of you guys suggesting that we’re like knob-gobbling rump rangers, Barbie hugging Broadway-showgirls tootsie-roll-eating lizard worshipers, post pulling, brown-wind-loving pole pushing vacuum-lipped anal warriors, or carrot-swallowing poodle owning skipping little hotdog-eaters, a chalk-licking lavender sniffing cheeky merry-monkey pole-vaulter, a cigar smoking giggling little donut-puncher, a Crisco-hoarding, rainbow-prancing, fuchsia puffed batty boy, a feminine-acting, stick-twiddling parade-marching ball-juggler, a gerbil-feeding flower sniffing rainbow-squatting, bottoms-up boy, a giggling little donut-puncher, a glitter-loving tail-tickling Cleveland Steamer pooftah, a ham-slamming organ grinder, a latte-swilling, boy-texting pump-a-loaf bread-boffer, a limp-wristed prancing knob-jockey , a loafer-lightening grass-tickling pounder of fudge, a merrily-hopping NPR-listening musical-favoring chin-trauma patient, a merry delicate lightly-prancing dress-favoring protein-burper, a pearl-necklace adorned tumblebunny , a petal-covered swishing basket-burglar , a pink-sequin-adorned squeeze-friendly rectum-flagellator, a quiche-slurping, glitter-coated nimble-dancer, a rose-sprinkling, first-chair rusty-trombone pole-vaulter, a rump-radar-pinging, butterbutt loving, feathered drag princess, a sibilants-pronouncing girl-drink-swilling fruity little balltender, a silent-screaming bed-bouncing pump-wearing butt pilot, a skipping lavender-scented pillow-biter, a skipping lavender-scented pillow-biter, a soap-dropping, spanks-wearing, cabana-boy-loving, turd burglarizing rug bumper, Hershey highway loving butt pirate, sodomite Sallys, polishers of floorboards, muff divers, or carpet munchers.
So, stop it!
The three-part, 143-page report, which appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of The New Atlantis, also investigated other commonly accepted ideas about homosexuality and transgenderism.
Even some lesbian activists are saying that one is not born lesbian.
Secondly, Dr. Dean Hamer, himself a gay man, and the foremost geneticist in this area, has been saying for over two decades now there is NO gay gene.
And on and on and on the science goes.
LGBTQ people said “We don’t want the Bible anymore,” we want science.
And now they are largely rejecting science, too.
Gay is an ACTION, not a state of being. No one IS gay. Some people do gay things. There is no gay gene.
Some people are rejected by the opposite sex, and try the gay thing. Some stick with it, and tell themselves they were born gay. They get the special privileges that go with being in a victim group.
There are many cases of people who were once practicing homosexuals, or bisexual, or had homosexual experiences - who then decided it wasn’t for them. In fact, such sexual experiences cross a wide spectrum.
But the political gay lobby, and their media supporters, simply can NOT allow such points of view to be aired. It would simply destroy the black-and-white victimhood narrative they survive upon
The researchers are either brave or naive. Good on them for speaking the truth.
if gay is a behavior, then it is a choice, and can we be forced to accept the bad choices of others as our own?
another scientific report no one will ever link to.
“One environmental factor that appears to be correlated with non-heterosexuality is child sexual abuse victimization, which may also contribute to the higher rates.”
Sadly, this is consistent with my observations.
For a three year old report, this has not been widely circulated.
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