Homosexual orientation is not a genetic condition

genesScience has proved that same-sex attractions are the result of environmental factors, not genes or biological parameters. Some mainstream media still propagate the old stance that homosexual feelings are just the inevitable result of genes or hormonal influences during pregnancy. Nothing could be less true. Science now concludes that same-sex attractions are the result of environmental factors at a personal, interpersonal, and sub-cultural level.

The breakthrough came with the famous Australian Identical Twin Studies, conducted in the year 2000. This huge study turned out to prove that homosexual feelings and longings are not genetically determined (click here). Science now rocks the boat of current gay-lib ideology. As a result the study appears to be systematically ignored by those who are still into the mind frame of ‘gay genes, born that way’.

There are no gay genes out there (click here). Same-sex feelings are thoroughly described and understood through the use of psychology. In the past two decades this psychology has made astonishing advances and has grown way past the stages of knowledge that were prevalent during the previous century.

As a result scientists have now established that same-sex attractions do not constitute an inherent ‘orientation’, a deeply ingrained disposition or immutable state of mind. These feelings exist alright and are not a choice, but are the result of environmental psychological and cultural influences.

Some gay activists have difficulty with these facts, as it urges people to look into their past and their youth experiences. “No, not again” is a common and predictable reaction.

b_scoutBut it is also comforting to know that genetic testing now cannot be used for discrimination. No-one need fear that you have to pass a genetic test before applying for a position in the Boy Scout movement, a position as teacher at school, the diplomatic service or for any other way people are discriminated against. In Islamic states such a test could even lead to death sentences. It is a relief to know that genetic tests do not reveal anything.

The Australian Twin Studies show that with your genes, you can have same-sex but also opposite-sex attractions and/or behavior. In a fully randomized survey of over 33.000 identical twins, researchers looked into those twins who reported having adopted a homosexual identity. The issue at stake is: how does the other identical twin answer in this case? The researches found that almost 90% of the identical twins where a member of the twin says identifying as homosexual, the other identical twin says he/she identifies as heterosexual (click here). Both share the same genes and the same biological conditions in the womb before birth.

With this huge study, we can safely exclude the possibility of gay genes or biological and hormonal parameters which irrevocably make you experience exclusively same-sex attractions. If that were the case then in almost all the cases, the identical twin brother/sister would also say they adopt a gay identity. And they don’t. And that is not an exception, it is the rule. Scientists feel that all further research into ‘gay genes’ or biological factors must be stopped since they are at odds with the results of this groundbreaking study to begin with, and thus futile. Further research only serves to cloud and confuse the discussion on the environmental contributing factors and to delay adequate research and, if desired, therapy of the environmental factors.

Homosexuality, so it turns out, is not your true inner core, your innate sexuality or part of who you “really” are. Every person is gifted with a pan-sexuality, the total repertoire of sexual possibilities, or as Freud stated it a century ago: each child is born polymorph perverse.

In wikipedia we read (click here):

freud“Freud stated that all children are born with unfocused sexual libidinal drives, deriving sexual pleasure from any part of the body. The objects and modes of sexual satisfaction are multifarious, directed at every object that might provide pleasure. Polymorphous perverse sexuality continues from infancy through about age five, progressing through three distinct developmental stages: the oral state, anal stage, and phallic stage. Only in subsequent developmental stages do children learn to constrain sexual drives to socially accepted norms, culminating in adult heterosexualbehavior focused on the genitals and reproduction.

Freud taught that during this stage of undifferentiated impulse for sexual pleasure,incestuous and bisexual urges are normal. Lacking knowledge that certain modes of gratification are forbidden, the polymorphously perverse child seeks sexual gratification wherever it occurs. In the earliest phase, the oral phase, the child forms a libidinal bond with the mother via sexual pleasure gained from sucking the breast. For Freud, “perversion” is a non-judgmental term. He used it to designate behavior outside socially acceptable norms.”

Every person who identifies after a long coming out process as ‘gay’, is also gifted with an innate heterosexual potential. Due to environmental factors in the psycho-sexual development, a deep resistance has grown against the innately present heterosexual feelings and possibilities. These urges of resistance feel as if they are invincible, but adequate psychotherapy can uncover the mechanisms of this resistance, giving the individual more freedom to look into the self and discover latent feelings, traumas and urges.

About these urges which play a role in your self awareness, Freud wrote (click here):

  1. toddlera person’s development is determined by often forgotten events in early childhood rather than by inherited traits alone.

  2. human attitude, mannerism, experience, and thought is largely influenced by irrational drives that are rooted in the unconscious

  3. it is necessary to bypass psychological resistance in the form of defense mechanismes when bringing drives into awareness

  4. conflicts between repressed materials can materialize in the form of mental or emotional disturbances, for example: neurosis, neurotic traits, anxiety, depression, etc.

  5. liberating the elements of the unconscious is achieved through bringing this material into the conscious mind (via for example skilled guidance, that is to say therapeutic intervention).”

Gay-lib does not want any childhood conflicts analyzed, looked into or even mentioned. Gay-lib ideology finds its roots in anti-psychiatry (see our article, click here), stating that all research and inquiries are to be directed against society, never towards the individual.

But when we review the vast amount of psychoanalytical literature that has been accumulated over the past century, we must conclude that what we label as homosexuality, is not fixed; a gay self-label is not the end point of a particular personal development, but a bus stop on the never ending journey of becoming a well balanced adult.

Variation?

Some reluctant psychologists still cling onto the idea that homosexuality is a natural variation of sexuality. But sexuality does not come in variations. There is but one, all encompassing pan-sexuality, the full range of sexual feelings and possibilities. And everyone is gifted with it. It is who you “really are”.

The idea that homosexuality is a variant of sexuality, a thought from the previous century, stems from notions of the science of genetics. We now have come to understand that being gay cannot be compared to the way that black swans are a variation of the species ‘swan’, or that black tulips are a variation of the species ‘tulip’. Because these variations are a consequence of genetic expression. But as mentioned above, science has proved that homosexuality is not a genetic affair. The world does not consist of 3% gay black swans and 97% straight white ones. This world-view has lost all significance, and gay activists and cumbersome, bureaucratic organizations as the American Psychological Association are slow and reluctant to catch up with scientific progress. They will have to revise their statements and publications to adjust to the new insights which came in the year 2000.

We hope that their outdated notions will not be petrified in law, as extremist gay-lib is advocating for. The debate now rages full scale, and the discussion and uncertainties of scientific discourse should never be translated into the certainties of legislation.home-75-p-final