Bryan Fischer
Huffington Post proves sexual orientation is a choice. Oops.
By Bryan Fischer
August 3, 2015

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Homosexuals are made, not born.

And the Huffington Post knows it but doesn't realize it.

It is nurture, not nature, that inclines a child in the direction of homosexuality. Sometimes these influences, sexual molestation in particular, can happen so early in life that the victim is unaware of how profoundly such abuse affected his own perception of his sexuality.

The uberleftist Huffington Post, which is nothing more than a PR mouthpiece for the radical homosexual lobby, inadvertently gave powerful evidence over the weekend that sexual orientation is a choice.

HuffPo published an attempted hit piece on Missouri state Sen. Bob Dixon, who is a declared candidate for governor. HuffPo missed the target it was aiming at and instead gave powerful testimony to the truth of the proposition that it is in fact possible to change one's sexual orientation.

HuffPo even refers to Sen. Dixon as an "ex-gay" in the headline. But wait a minute. If people are born that way, how is that even possible? You've never, for instance, met an "ex-black," because ethnicity, unlike sexual orientation, is in fact immutable and impervious to change.

But according to HuffPo, sexual orientation is not like that. To coin a phrase, it's both mutable and pervious to change.

Sen. Dixon adds his testimony to others who furnish evidence that sexual abuse is the primary agent in producing a homosexual orientation in the first place. Dixon experienced a five-year stretch of involvement in the homosexual lifestyle, brought on by abuse which caused him "confusion" about his own sexuality.

But a dramatic encounter with God transformed him in more ways than one, and a renewed understanding of his sexual identity was one of those ways. He re-oriented and re-directed his sexuality in normative directions, and is now a man who has been married for 25 years and has three children.

"I have put the childhood abuse, and the teenage confusion behind me," says Dixon. "What others intended for harm has resulted in untold good. I have overcome, and will not allow evil to win."

Even worse for HuffPo's "born that way" meme, the expert they quote agrees that it is far from uncommon for people to change their sexual orientation. Their expert is Dr. Jack Drescher, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who must be presumed to know what he's talking about since he lives and works in New York City.

What makes his view devastating for the "born that way" view is that he believes, according to HuffPo, that "storylines like Dixon's are common in the ex-gay community."

Whoa. So there is an entire "ex-gay" community out there? Who knew? That alone is a monumental admission on HuffPo's part. And Dixon's story is "common" in that community! Things just get worse for homosexual activists phrase by phrase and word by word. Mercifully for the pro-sodomy crowd, Drescher's time on stage is short and the article ends soon after he is quoted.

Studies of identical twins prove beyond any shadow of genetic doubt that gays are not, in fact, born that way. Since identical twins share identical DNA, then if one is blond, so is the other. If one is brown-eyed, so is the other. The "concordance" rate is 100%.

Well, if homosexuality is an inborn, immutable, born-that-way trait, then the concordance rate on homosexuality should be 100%. If one twin is homosexual, so should the other be, 100% of the time.

Eight major studies of identical twins in the U.S., Australia, and Scandinavia reveal that, on average, the homosexual concordance rate is only about 11% for men and 14% for women.

Some studies peg the number well below that. As Peter Sprigg notes,

"Researchers Peter Bearman and Hannah BrŁckner, from Columbia and Yale respectively, studied data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, and found even lower concordance rates of only 6.7% for male and 5.3% for female identical twins."

Bearman and Bruckner summarize their findings this way (emphasis mine):

"[O]ur results support the hypothesis that less gendered socialization in early childhood and preadolescence shapes subsequent same-sex romantic preferences."

In other words, early childhood sexual experiences can have a powerful imprinting impact on an individual's view of their own sexual identity.

Bottom line: homosexuals are in fact made, not born.

Two things are evident. Drastic public policy changes, such as legitimizing sodomy-based marriage, should not be made in defiance of genetic research and certainly should not be imposed tyrannically on a society that has an understanding of both biology and morality.

And secondly, if God can help Bob Dixon get beyond his sexual confusion and adopt a normative view of his own sexuality, he can do the same for others as well. If even the Huffington Post can inadvertently admit that there is hope for the homosexual, maybe the rest of us can too.

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)

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