by Will Jones, Rebel Priest:
There is no single ‘gay gene’! At long last, after a genetic analysis of almost half a million people, researchers have debunked the existence of a so-called gay gene.
[…] Fah Sathirapongsasuti, a senior scientist at genetics company 23andMe, which played a leading role in the study, stressed that homosexuality ‘is a natural and normal part of the variation in our species and that should also support precisely the position that we shouldn’t try and develop gay “curism.” That’s not in anyone’s interest.’
But right now that looks like just an article of faith, a postmodern liberal dogma. After all, all kinds of things are influenced by our genes, both desirable and undesirable, healthy and pathological. Simply observing that something occurs ‘naturally’ with a certain frequency and with some relation to genetics doesn’t tell us anything about how good and ethical it might be.
And ‘not in anyone’s interest’? What about the once gay and all those who report having benefited from receiving professional help with unwanted same-sex attraction? Yet again their voices are ignored, marginalised and silenced by a mainstream culture intent on asserting that sexual preferences and behaviour cannot change in the face of all evidence to the contrary.