Enter the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer. His interpretation of the study is… interesting. He says that we can no longer say that gays are “born that way” even though the study specifically says they are. He cites the fact that identical twins don’t always share the same sexual inclination, which is true. But the report still supports the idea that gay people are, in fact, born gay. Just because it occurs in a different way than previously thought doesn’t change that.
Fisher continues, praising the scientists for “… bend(ing) in the direction of actual data rather than blindly adhering to … political correctness…” He quotes one of the scientists who commented that if homosexuality were genetic, evolution would have eradicated it. “I’ve often observed that Darwinians should be even more resolutely opposed to the normalization of homosexuality than evangelicals, since the whole point of evolution is the propagation of the species,” he writes. Wait a second… Fischer is agreeing with evolution? Only if it supports his view.
But it gets better — or worse. He points out that we can now routinely screen for 3500 genetic defects in utero and that if there were a “gay gene” it would have been found by now. He further posits that the what this new study is saying is that homosexuality is a birth defect: “Homosexual children, on this theory, are born evolutionarily and genetically disadvantaged. They have been overexposed or underexposed to testosterone because something has gone wrong in the process of genetic transmission. In other words, they are the product of a genetic abnormality at best, a birth defect at worst.” Well, that’s a bit of a reach, isn’t it?
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