evidence for Heterosexual Gene


(Exo 23:1 NKJV) "You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

In view of Dan's Brown, Angels and Demons just being released in Singapore, it is no surprise that in the article "Biggest Psychologist Body: No Evidence for 'Gay Gene'", Christian Post SG, 15 may 2009, it is claimed that the American Psychological Association (APA) has contradicted a 1988 statement that genetic factors determine a person's sexuality by its recent brochure on "Answers to Your Questions For a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality". The facts shows that the extremist has once again bear false witness against gays to further their anti-gay aggenda. Our hearts are indeed very wicked and unrighteous to spread such false reports. If they have quoted the entire APA article, they would see that the church is very much guilty of great psychological harm against gays for which we must one day pay back four fold as per the law.

In scientific world, the belief that any single gene might determine sexual orientation was briefly proposed and then rejected in the early 1990s. It is now after 20 years that the Christian extremist have dug up this issue to try to support their anti-gay position. Just because there is no single gene that determines sexual orientation, does not imply that there are no biological reasons or a multiple of genetic factors. The APA did not state there there were no reasons, it just states that there were no consensus on the exact reasons for sexual orientation.

The Christian extremist have been inconsistent with the scientific studies for their own self serving purpose. They first should ask whether there is a single Heterosexual Gene. If we were to use their illogical reasoning, that if there was no single straight gene found, then heteroseuxlaity does not exist.Such false deduction is illogical and highlights an hidden aggenda to discredit gays. They have done so for the last 500 years as clearly seen from the time of Galileo. When would the church stop believing that the Earth rotates around the sun, and not the other way round. In other words, we cannot rotate around the unscientific beliefs of the church regarding gays. Just because they are the church does not make them the centre of the universe where all things revolve around them, even the sun.

The Christian Extremist has cleverly misquoted APA to deny it of the context much the same as they would they would not consider the biblical context by cherry picking the versus to support their anti-gay theology. The part of the APA statement that it deliberately scrubed out is very pertinent "Many [researchers] think that nature and nurture both play complex roles; most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation." It goes without saying that if a single gay gene is not found, neither can one find a single heterosexual gene.


Christian Post SG"Biggest Psychologist Body: No Evidence for 'Gay Gene'", 15 May 2009 Answers to Your Questions
For a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality [ as at 15 may 2009]


"In the new statement, the APA says that in spite of ‘much’ research in the area of examining 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”".


What causes a person to have a particular sexual orientation?

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.


How do people know if they are lesbian, gay, or bisexual?

According to current scientific and professional understanding, the core attractions that form the basis for adult sexual orientation typically emerge between middle childhood and early adolescence. These patterns of emotional, romantic, and sexual attraction may arise without any prior sexual experience. People can be celibate and still know their sexual orientation-–be it lesbian, gay, bisexual, or heterosexual.

Different lesbian, gay, and bisexual people have very different experiences regarding their sexual orientation. Some people know that they are lesbian, gay, or bisexual for a long time before they actually pursue relationships with other people. Some people engage in sexual activity (with same-sex and/or othersex partners) before assigning a clear label to their sexual orientation. Prejudice and discrimination make it difficult for many people to come to terms with their sexual orientation identities, so claiming a lesbian, gay, or bisexual identity may be a slow process.


What role do prejudice and discrimination play in the lives of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people?

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in the United States encounter extensive prejudice, discrimination, and violence because of their sexual orientation. Intense prejudice against lesbians, gay men, and bisexual people was widespread throughout much of the 20th century. Public opinion studies over the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s routinely showed that, among large segments of the public, lesbian, gay, and bisexual people were the target of strongly held negative attitudes. More recently, public opinion has increasingly opposed sexual orientation discrimination, but expressions of hostility toward lesbians and gay men remain common in contemporary American society. Prejudice against bisexuals appears to exist at comparable levels. In fact, bisexual individuals may face discrimination from some lesbian and gay people as well as from heterosexual people.

Sexual orientation discrimination takes many forms. Severe antigay prejudice is reflected in the high rate of harassment and violence directed toward lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals in American society. Numerous surveys indicate that verbal harassment and abuse are nearly universal experiences among lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. Also, discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in employment and housing appears to remain widespread.

The HIV/AIDS pandemic is another area in which prejudice and discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual people have had negative effects. Early in the pandemic, the assumption that HIV/AIDS was a “gay disease” contributed to the delay in addressing the massive social upheaval that AIDS would generate. Gay and bisexual men have been disproportionately affected by this disease. The association of HIV/AIDS with gay and bisexual men and the inaccurate belief that some people held that all gay and bisexual men were infected served to further stigmatize lesbian, gay, and bisexual people.


What is the psychological impact of prejudice and discrimination?

Prejudice and discrimination have social and personal impact. On the social level, prejudice and discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual people are reflected in the everyday stereotypes of members of these groups. These stereotypes persist even though they are not supported by evidence, and they are often used to excuse unequal treatment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. For example, limitations on job opportunities, parenting, and relationship recognition are often justified by stereotypic assumptions about lesbian, gay, and bisexual people.

On an individual level, such prejudice and discrimination may also have negative consequences, especially if lesbian, gay, and bisexual people attempt to conceal or deny their sexual orientation. Although many lesbians and gay men learn to cope with the social stigma against homosexuality, this pattern of prejudice can have serious negative effects on health and well-being. Individuals and groups may have the impact of stigma reduced or worsened by other characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, religion, or disability. Some lesbian, gay, and bisexual people may face less of a stigma. For others, race, sex, religion, disability, or other characteristics may exacerbate the negative impact of prejudice and discrimination.

The widespread prejudice, discrimination, and violence to which lesbians and gay men are often subjected are significant mental health concerns. Sexual prejudice, sexual orientation discrimination, and antigay violence are major sources of stress for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. Although social support is crucial in coping with stress, antigay attitudes and discrimination may make it difficult for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people to find such support.


Is homosexuality a mental disorder?

No, lesbian, gay, and bisexual orientations are not disorders. Research has found no inherent association between any of these sexual orientations and psychopathology. Both heterosexual behavior and homosexual behavior are normal aspects of human sexuality. Both have been documented in many different cultures and historical eras. Despite the persistence of stereotypes that portray lesbian, gay, and bisexual people as disturbed, several decades of research and clinical experience have led all mainstream medical and mental health organizations in this country to conclude that these orientations represent normal forms of human experience. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual relationships are normal forms of human bonding. Therefore, these mainstream organizations long ago abandoned classifications of homosexuality as a mental disorder.


What about therapy intended to change sexual orientation from gay to straight?

All major national mental health organizations have officially expressed concerns about therapies promoted to modify sexual orientation. To date, there has been no scientifically adequate research to show that therapy aimed at changing sexual orientation (sometimes called reparative or conversion therapy) is safe or effective. Furthermore, it seems likely that the promotion of change therapies reinforces stereotypes and contributes to a negative climate for lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons. This appears to be especially likely for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals who grow up in more conservative religious settings.

Helpful responses of a therapist treating an individual who is troubled about her or his samesex attractions include helping that person actively cope with social prejudices against homosexuality, successfully resolve issues associated with and resulting from internal conflicts, and actively lead a happy and satisfying life. Mental health professional organizations call on their members to respect a person’s (client’s) right to selfdetermination; be sensitive to the client’s race, culture, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, language, and disability status when working with that client; and eliminate biases based on these factors.


What is “coming out” and why is it important?

The phrase “coming out” is used to refer to several aspects of lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons’ experiences: self-awareness of same-sex attractions; the telling of one or a few people about these attractions; widespread disclosure of same-sex attractions; and identification with the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community. Many people hesitate to come out because of the risks of meeting prejudice and discrimination. Some choose to keep their identity a secret; some choose to come out in limited circumstances; some decide to come out in very public ways.

Coming out is often an important psychological step for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. Research has shown that feeling positively about one’s sexual orientation and integrating it into one’s life fosters greater well-being and mental health. This integration often involves disclosing one’s identity to others; it may also entail participating in the gay community. Being able to discuss one’s sexual orientation with others also increases the availability of social support, which is crucial to mental health and psychological well-being. Like heterosexuals, lesbians, gay men, and bisexual people benefit from being able to share their lives with and receive support from family, friends, and acquaintances. Thus, it is not surprising that lesbians and gay men who feel they must conceal their sexual orientation report more frequent mental health concerns than do lesbians and gay men who are more open; they may even have more physical health problems.


(Prov 19:5 NKJV) A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies will not escape.

(Mat 15:19,20 NKJV) "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. "These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man."

By our false witness against gays, we have given moral and legal reason why one day those who are against the preaching of the Gospel will use false witness against the church to persecute us. As Christians we should not take our Words likely for it has great impact. Our condemnation of homosexuality has resulted in may lives being destroyed and many taking their own lives. We have sowed injustice and unrighteouness opening the moral ground for others to do likewise. And we are seeing this in many countries where Christians are persecuted. Our words have power to save, to heal, and to deliver, or alternatively to destroy. We should choose our words careful especially when talking about people's group for we might end up coming against the hand of God who will protect them and not let our false witness go unanswered.

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