What if gays are born that way?

What if it turns out that gay people can’t help being the way they are – that they don’t choose their orientation but are mostly born with it?  Wouldn’t that change the way many of us look at Prop. 8?  Well guess what?“Researchers are finding common biological traits among gay men, feeding a growing consensus that sexual orientation is an inborn combination of genetic and environmental factors that largely decide a person’s sexual attractions before they are born,” according to the Mercury News.

“Compared with straight men, gay men are more likely to be left-handed, to be the younger siblings of older brothers, and to have hair that whorls in a counterclockwise direction.”

And the news gets worse for the “haters” – “Researchers are eagerly awaiting a DNA study of male siblings with at least one gay brother by Bailey and other scientists at Northwestern University due in early 2009, because it may shed light on the role genetics plays in sexual attraction. By researching 800 sets of brothers, by far the largest study of its type, the Northwestern study is searching for the specific genes that influence some brothers to be gay and others to be heterosexual.”

I found an organization called “Would Jesus Discriminate” that focuses on biblical scriptures that tell a very different story from what the Talibani types behind Prop. 8 would have you believe.  Here is an excerpt from their website:

“There was a time when most Christians believed slavery was the will of God. There was a time when most Christians believed women should not be allowed to vote. There was a time when most Christians believed that interracial marriage was wrong. Each position was elaborately supported with biblical arguments — and each position, we can now clearly see, was dead wrong.”

I looked up the scripture referenced in the graphic on the top of this post.  If you read the entire passage, you will find that Jesus came out very clearly against divorce, except when adultery is concerned.  He said, “I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery,” according to an online Bible.

Yet many Christians have no problem divorcing for whatever reason they feel like doing so.  Where is the ballot measure against divorce?  Don’t hold your breath.  Christians and the Talibanis amongst them have accepted divorce.  But many refuse to accept gay people.  Now it would appear that scientific proof that gay people are born that way is on the way, if not already here.  Surely the debate is about to be changed forever…

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