DePaul University has recruited a whole bunch of gay brothers to try to find a gay gene. This follows up on the multitude of attempts to find this gay gene in the past. The new research is going about it from a different perspective, I think it has a real chance.
For some inexplicable reason, Fox chose to include naysayers to the research such as Stanton Jones, an evangelical Christian. He thinks the problem is not biological ( remember, sodomy is a sin, not a condition per most church teachings ). He claims he’s converted several gays to become normal well-adjusted Christians. I think he’s convinced a few guys to fantasize about dudes while poking the missus in order to not be ostracized by their family and community. That darned gay gene is still there regardless of what they’re poking at this particular point in time.
Joel Ginsberg of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association is just as paranoid in the opposite direction. He, and according to the article, “many gays” fear that parents will abort or somehow discriminate against the fetus. I feel differently. Obviously. As a parent, you want the best possible life for your child. As a parent, you know the wonder of bringing a child into this world, and, you know the joys of raising that child. You want that for your child. Just because it MIGHT be gay doesn’t mean you’d abort that child. But, if you know you can safely prevent a life of discrimination, or fear of discrimination, never conceiving and watching the miracles of pregnancy, and raising that child as you did, you’d take that chance in a heartbeat as a parent. If you didn’t, then having a gay child would never have bothered you in the first place. So, I think this abortion paranoia is a tad bit overblown. If not contrived.
Now, IMO, there are two aspects to gay acts. One is instinct, one is experiment. Society as a whole has never made any effort to distringuish the difference. If it’s instinct, there is no real choice in partners. If it’s thrill and excitement, there’s all kinds of choices. Given the aspect of finding the “gay gene”, and nixing it before birth, that leaves the kid-to-be facing the life of all kinds of choices. Being gay or not would become purely a choice. Given Jones and Ginsberg’s preferences, there would be no choice in the matter. You either are or you are not.
I kinda like the idea of leaving that type of decision open to individual choice. And I guarantee you this, you eliminate the “gay gene”, there will still be gays.