Born this way? No.

A large study (over 470,000 participants) asked about sexual preferences and activity. It also looked at genetic markers. What they found was that your genes have extremely little to do with your preferences or action.

Basically it’s nurture over nature. There is no “gay gene”. “Born This Way” is a catch-phrase, a chant, not a scientific statement.

This episode has my thoughts on what this means; how we’ve been lied to, and how it exposes current pressures from the LGBTQ crew on society.

Mentioned links:

No ‘gay gene’, but study finds genetic links to sexual behavior

More Say ‘Nature’ Than ‘Nurture’ Explains Sexual Orientation

San Francisco declares NRA a domestic terrorist organization

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Show transcript

There is no “gay” gene. I repeat, there is no “gay” gene. There are not even gay genes, plural. But does that revelation even matter anymore? I’ll get back to that question.

First, let’s talk about the science. The largest study of its kind was reported in the journal Science on August 29th, which included more than 470,000 participants. For a good summary of the study, I’m just going to read some paragraphs from the Reuters article on it. It distills the study quite well. A link to the full article is in the show notes.

The research, which analyzed data on DNA and sexual experiences from almost half a million people, found there are thousands of genetic variants linked to same-sex sexual behavior, most with very small effects.

Five of the genetic markers were “significantly” associated with same-sex behavior, the researchers said, but even these are far from being predictive of a person’s sexual preferences.

“We scanned the entire human genome and found a handful – five to be precise – of locations that are clearly associated with whether a person reports in engaging in same-sex sexual behavior,” said Andrea Ganna, a biologist at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Finland who co-led the research.

He said these have “a very small effect” and, combined, explain “considerably less than 1% of the variance in the self-reported same-sex sexual behavior.”

This means that non-genetic factors – such as environment, upbringing, personality, nurture – are far more significant in influencing a person’s choice of sexual partner, just as with most other personality, behavioral and physical human traits, the researchers said.

A very small effect. Considerably less than 1% of the variance. And that describes the markers that were “significantly” associated with same-sex behavior. And even then, correlation does not equal causation. Those genes don’t make someone gay.

The LGBTQ crew has been trying to convince us for decades that people were simply born this way, and they’ve been quite successful; most Americans believe that now. This bleeds into the political because, of those who think that homosexuality is mostly nature over nurture, 88% of them support same-sex marriage. Of course they do. Why wouldn’t they if the person has no control whatsoever over their desires? But if this study had come out before the 2015 Obergfell Supreme Court decision, making same-sex marriage legal, you have to wonder whether things would have been different. There is no doubt in my mind that cultural pressures, pushed and shoved by what we now know to be false, were a big contributor to many states and the Supreme Court making same-sex marriage legal.

Chants and catch-phrases should not be used to influence policy, especially when those chants have no basis at all in science and facts.

And just as they chanted something as fact when they had no idea whether it was true or not, the LGBTQ crew is now trying to make it sound like they knew this all along. Here’s another paragraph from that Reuters article.

“This new research also re-confirms the long established understanding that there is no conclusive degree to which nature or nurture influence how a gay or lesbian person behaves,” said Zeke Stokes of the U.S.-based LGBTQ rights group, GLAAD.

Right. “Born this way” is just another way of saying that there is no conclusive degree to which your genes affect your behavior. How did we miss that nuance? The science was settled even though that “science” consisted of marches in the streets and getting politicians to vote your way.

But here’s the thing. None of this matters now. It’s a moot point and the LGBTQ crew knows it. They can do a 180 and agree with the results of the study all they want because they already got what they were after. They got their way by any means necessary, and it worked.

So now my thought is, we need to be seriously taking a look at how they are working regarding transgenders. I think we’re being chanted at again, this time regarding some supposed disconnect between sex and gender. We have people who need help with gender dysphoria, and instead we’re treated with catch-phrases like “gender is fluid”. Pressure is being placed on schools, stores, and states to make everything allegedly “inclusive” based on little more than unsupported claims about what is essentially a mental disorder. Public policy is being made, not based on science, but emotion.

And you can’t say that the LGBTQ crew is ignorant of the fact that there is no science to back them up; they just said as much about homosexuality. They were lying before about that, so the question must be taken with the utmost seriousness; are they lying now? Or if not lying, then at least are they willfully obscuring inconvenient truths to push a political agenda, again? I think if you look at their history, and their current actions, the only answer I can come up with is “Oh yeah, they are.”

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization. Hmmm, wonder if they’ve done that for Antifa.

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