Joseph Herrin (08-14-2013)
II Timothy 4:3-4
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths.
The Myth of Being Born Gay
The Elusive Gay Gene
Science has NOT discovered a “gay gene.” Such a gene does NOT exist. How can this be when the media has trumpeted with such authority the claim that people are “born gay”? I refer you back to the previous post in which Kirk and Madsen laid out their plans to normalize homosexuality in the 1990s. Remember, they said that telling lies was quite acceptable for their “moral” and “ethical” goal of eliminating all discrimination toward homosexuals.
Kirk and Madsen’s master plan for transforming societal views on homosexuality had barely begun to be implemented when the fruit of their scheme began to manifest. Simon LeVay, a researcher working at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego reported that he had found subtle differences in the post-mortem brains of heterosexual and homosexual males. LeVay focused on the region of the hypothalamus which some believe regulates sexual behavior. LeVay reported that a certain area of the hypothalamus was smaller in the deceased homosexual men’s brains than in heterosexual males. He claimed that the diminished size of this region was also found in females, suggesting a cause for the males’ homosexuality.
LeVay was far from an impartial researcher. He was a practicing homosexual whose male partner of 21 years had recently died of AIDS. LeVay viewed his role as an advocate to shape the views of society, including making alterations to religious views and government legislation. He is quoted as saying, “It’s important to educate society. I think this issue does affect religious and legal attitudes.”
LeVay’s findings were inconclusive. The majority of the homosexual men whose brains LeVay studied had died of AIDS. There was no evidence given to determine whether the disease itself had affected these men’s brains. It has also been demonstrated that people’s brains change due to their behavior. An area of the brain may appear different in one individual at the end of their life because they engaged in a particular behavior, not because the brain was that way when they were born. Despite the glaring deficiencies of LeVay’s report, and his obvious lack of impartiality, his work was lauded widely by those who were seeking support for their claim that homosexual behavior is not a moral choice, that people are born gay.
The media began to latch hold of this study and spread the news that a search was on for a genetic link to homosexuality. Newsweek ran a cover story on the search for a gay gene in 1992. It was not long before more claims of a genetic link were forthcoming.
The esteemed journal Science, in July of 1993, published a study by Dean Hamer that suggested that there might be a gay gene. Dean Hamer, working with a team of researchers at the National Cancer Institute, chose 40 pairs of homosexual brothers for his study. He claimed that 33 pairs of the men shared five markers on the long arm of the X chromosome. Hamer reported that his findings indicated “a statistical confidence level of more than 99 percent that at least one subtype of male sexual orientation is genetically influenced.” Hamer qualified his statements by using words such as “suggest” and “seem to indicate.” He further admitted that there are hundreds of genes in this area, and that most of them had not been clearly identified.
It should be noted that Hamer did not claim to have found a gay gene. He merely suggested that sexual orientation was encoded in a person’s chromosomes. Yet, even this claim could not be proven by Hamer and his research crew. His conclusions were reaching, and demonstrated a desire to read into his studies a predetermined result. Once again, the media suspended all skepticism, embracing the news of Dean Hamer’s work wholeheartedly, for its conclusions, no matter how dubious, were what they needed to promote the idea that men and women are born gay. With the reports of LeVay and Hamer, the media now had two “scientific” witnesses to stoke the engine of their campaign for the advancement of homosexuality.
After the Hamer article was published in 1993, the media exploded with reports on a genetic cause for homosexuality. Kim Painter, in USA Today, was the first newspaper reporter to distribute this information. Painter wrote, “A predisposition for homosexuality appears to be written into the very genes of some men... The possibility of obtaining our findings by chance is extremely unlikely’ - below 1%, says lead author Dean Hamer.” The USA Today article never mentioned any of the unanswered questions, doubts, or problems related to Hamer’s report. This was to become a pattern of future articles that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and in television news broadcasts.
As the reports of LeVay and Hamer spread, and they were called upon for interviews, they became more confident in their statements. Hamer stated in a Time magazine article, “This is by far the strongest evidence to date that there is a genetic component to sexual orientation. We’ve identified a portion of the genome associated with it.” In time, however, the wheels began to fall off of the studies performed by LeVay and Hamer.
In 1995, two years after Dean Hamer’s report was published in the journal Science, the magazine Scientific American printed an article expressing doubts in the scientific community about the genetic evidence presented thus far in support of the view that homosexuality is an inherited behavior. The article reported that no other researchers had been able to replicate LeVay’s findings. The article also revealed that Dean Hamer had “been charged with research improprieties and is now under investigation by the Federal Office of Research Integrity.” It was discovered that Hamer had excluded “pairs of brothers whose genetic makeup contradicted his findings.” In other words, Hamer had cherry-picked his study group in order to obtain results that fit his hypothesis. This was a blatant form of deception and scientific fraud.
In 1999, six years after the journal Science had published Hamer’s initial report suggesting that a genetic link to sexual orientation had been found on the Xq28 markers of the male chromosomes, the same journal published a report refuting that earlier study. Researchers George Ebers and George Rice stated that their studies “do not support an X-linked gene underlying male homosexuality.” They went on to say that the homosexual pairs of brothers studied by Hamer’s group were no more likely to share characteristics in the Xq28 markers than a normal population of men. They concluded that there was in fact no scientific underpinning behind Hamer’s much ballyhooed claims.
Despite the refutation of LaVey’s and Hamer’s research, the damage had been done. The interval between the time the reports suggesting a genetic link to homosexuality were published, and the time they were refuted, was a period of years. During these years there was an explosion of media coverage on this subject. LaVey’s and Hamer’s research and claims had been widely trumpeted, convincing many that science had indeed proven a genetic source for homosexual behavior. These reports were not only ubiquitous, but they received front page coverage in a wide variety of popular venues. When the news came out debunking these earlier reports, they received little press, nor did the news receive front page exposure. This is how the adversaries of truth operate. They boldly proclaim lies, but they will only whisper the truth when it must be told.
Interestingly, in the same 1993 edition of Science in which Hamer’s report was published, there was a precursory article written by Robert Pool. Pool reported on the bleak history of attempts to establish a link between genetics and human behavior. He stated, “The field of behavioral genetics is littered with apparent discoveries that were later called into question or retracted.” Perhaps there was already some suspicion among the journal’s editors that there were problems with the “discovery” Dean Hamer was reporting in their pages. Pool’s article could later serve as a disclaimer should the periodical be criticized.
Despite the fraud of Hamer’s report asserting evidence of a genetic link to homosexuality, the lie had been spoken. The gen-e would not be put back in the bottle. The media had dutifully followed the master plan set forth by Kirk and Madsen, and had saturated society with false claims that would effectually change the position of many. To demonstrate the efficacy of their schemes, Seventeen magazine conducted a poll in 1991 asking their readers if they believed homosexual behavior was appropriate. Only 17 percent of their readers responded affirmatively. In 1999 the magazine conducted the same poll and found that 54 percent of their readers now responded affirmatively. Society was being converted through an outpouring of lies and deception.
David Kupelian states the following in his book The Marketing of Evil.
The end game is not only to bring about the complete acceptance of homosexuality, including same-sex marriage, but also to prohibit and even criminalize public criticism of homosexuality. In other words, total jamming of criticism with the force of law. This is already the case in Canada and parts of Scandinavia.
Despite the fact that LeVay’s and Hamer’s claims have been debunked, and to date there has been no scientific evidence substantiating a genetic cause of homosexuality, the media has continued to tout the claim of being born gay as if it were a well established scientific fact. This false claim has moved from the scientific magazines and news journals to the realm of popular entertainment. In 2011 Lady Gaga released an album titled Born This Way.
Born This Way
This album debuted at the number one spot on the charts, selling more than a million copies in its first week in America. Worldwide, the album sold 2.5 million copies in its first week alone. Satan has an agenda, and he has many servants who are working as his disciples to bring it to pass. Lady Gaga is renowned for her transgender appearance. Many have described her as androgynous. This sexually confused image is one which the music company that has signed her is promoting. Lady Gaga (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), has at times appeared as a male in the alter ego that she calls Jo Calderone.
The effect that this continual flood of lies is having is immense. An entire generation of young people are being led into sexual confusion. They are embracing the myth that people are born homosexual and that nothing can be done to change their sexual orientation.
One of the things that prompted me to begin writing this series was a video sent to me by a brother in Christ. I found the video disturbing, not only because it was a work of deceit that was propounding a lie, but because of the great evil that is communicated. I am particularly grieved when people include the innocent, youngest members of society, in their deceit. The corruption of the young is a appalling tragedy. The following brief video places the name “lesbian” upon a baby in the womb, and I am greatly saddened by it.
It is not only adults that are subjected to the barrage of deceit that is advancing the homosexual agenda. Children are a particular focus of Satan’s attack. I am reminded of the following words of Christ.
And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever... causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
If you are reading this post, you are likely an adult. You are able to reason, and to search out truth. You have the opportunity to study the Scriptures and to test all things, refuting the lies all around you. Children, however, are innocent and vulnerable. They are easily persuaded by adults that occupy positions of authority in their lives. Whether the adults be their parents, their school teachers, Sunday School instructors, or others with whom they interact, children are susceptible to believing what they are told by an adult. They are trusting.
How many children believe in Santa Claus because their parents tell them he is real? Will not these same ones be as prey to men and women who seek to persuade them that homosexuality is moral, normal, and even to be celebrated? This is reason enough to turn off the television in your homes. The media is a tool in the hand of the adversary. It is being wielded to indoctrinate you and your children. The message that “gay is okay” is being broadcast on the Disney Channel, on Nickelodeon, during Saturday morning cartoons, and in the programs children watch after school.
If you are sending your children to public schools, I fear for them. Assigning the word “public” to the nation’s school systems was itself an act of deception. They are actually “government schools,” and the United States government is radically pro-homosexual. It is exerting all possible energy and resources to corrupt the children of America with a homosexual agenda.
The government is introducing homosexuality to the very youngest of America’s school children. In pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade, America’s children are being exposed to literature and media that informs them that homosexuality is normal.
Liberal states such as California and Massachusetts are leading in the campaign to provide “diversity” training to children as young as pre-schoolers. They recognize that young children are especially impressionable, and it is much easier to shape the views of people when they are young. World Net Daily recently reported on a father who was arrested when he demanded that the public school system inform him when they intend to teach pro-homosexual lessons, and that they give him the option of withdrawing his son from school. David Parker, the father, was upset when his 5 year old son brought home a book from school titled Who’s in a Family? The book depicted two households led by homosexual parents.
The text on this page reads:
“Laura and Kyle live with their two moms, Joyce and Emily, and a poodle named Daisy. It takes all four of them to give Daisy her bath.”
The text on this page reads:
“Robin’s family is made up of her dad, Clifford, her dad’s partner, Henry, and Robin’s cat, Sassy. Clifford and Henry take turns making dinner for their family.”
The school system refused to notify Mr. Parker of their intent to teach pro-homosexual lessons to his son. When he refused to leave the meeting without a guarantee, he was arrested and spent the night in jail. Superintendent of schools, Paul Ash, stated that the school district has no obligation to provide parental notification of such lessons because they are not about “human sexuality,” but rather about “tolerance and respect.” Yet, these lessons are clearly promoting the view that same sex unions are normal and wholesome.
This week, Jerry Brown, the governor of the State of California, approved legislation that would subject the children of the state’s public schools to gross sexual immorality. Assembly Bill 1266 was approved by the state’s governor, and signed into law on August 12th, 2013. Among its provisions is the following statement.
A pupil shall be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.
This means that if a girl says she is a boy, she can participate in boy’s sports, or gym activities, and use the same dressing rooms and bathrooms as the boys. The same is true if a boy says he is a girl. It does not matter what gender he actually is, or that his school records identify him as a boy. He is permitted to participate in girl’s activities and use their dressing rooms and bathrooms. California has truly become as Sodom and Gomorrah. The rest of the nation will soon follow suit as it always does. You can read the full text of this bill at the following website:
This deviant legislation follows a previous bill signed by the governor of California that declares it illegal for any “physicians and surgeons, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, educational psychologists, clinical social workers, and licensed professional clinical counselors,” to engage in “sexual orientation change efforts” with a person under 18 years of age. This means, even if a child comes to the counselor expressing distress at their same-sex desires, or sexual identity, and they request counseling to change to a normal sexual orientation, the counselor is legally barred from providing such services. This bill would make it illegal in the state of California to seek to change any person’s sexual orientation back to heterosexual if they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Following is an excerpt from the legislation.
This bill would prohibit a mental health provider, as defined, from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts, as defined, with a patient under 18 years of age. The bill would provide that any sexual orientation change efforts attempted on a patient under 18 years of age by a mental health provider shall be considered unprofessional conduct and shall subject the provider to discipline by the provider’s licensing entity...
Being lesbian, gay, or bisexual is not a disease, disorder, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming. The major professional associations of mental health practitioners and researchers in the United States have recognized this fact for nearly 40 years.
(b) The American Psychological Association convened a Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation. The task force conducted a systematic review of peer-reviewed journal literature on sexual orientation change efforts, and issued a report in 2009. The task force concluded that sexual orientation change efforts can pose critical health risks to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, including confusion, depression, guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, shame, social withdrawal, suicidality, substance abuse, stress, disappointment, self-blame, decreased self-esteem and authenticity to others, increased self-hatred, hostility and blame toward parents, feelings of anger and betrayal, loss of friends and potential romantic partners, problems in sexual and emotional intimacy, sexual dysfunction, high-risk sexual behaviors, a feeling of being dehumanized and untrue to self, a loss of faith, and a sense of having wasted time and resources...
Therefore, the American Psychiatric Association opposes any psychiatric treatment such as reparative or conversion therapy which is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based upon the a priori assumption that a patient should change his/her sexual homosexual orientation.
You can read the entire bill here:
The authority upon which such immoral and far reaching legislation is based, is the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which we have seen was altered in 1973 by homosexual members of the APA to serve their own degenerate ends. Forty years later we are seeing the mature fruit of this evil action as America’s children are being indoctrinated to accept as normal and wholesome, sexual behavior that Yahweh describes as sin and an abomination.
America’s promotion of homosexuality is a policy founded upon lies and deception. This should surprise no Christian, for Satan is the architect of it and he is “the great deceiver who deceives the whole world.” The Christian, however, should not be deceived. The Bible states:
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Who are you listening to? Are you forming your views on morality based upon the propaganda of this fallen world system, or is your authority the word of God? The Bible reveals that God has created humanity as male and female. These are the only unique, sexually distinct, types of people Yahweh has made.
And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Yahweh has NOT created humanity as male, female, lesbian, gay, and bisexual. Will you push back against the flood of lies? Will you take a stand on truth when all the world is embracing myths and fables? Soon it will be declared to be a hate crime in all nations to speak a word in agreement with the testimony of Yahweh. Let us speak the truth in love while there is opportunity. The night is coming when no man can work.
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