Bryan Fischer
Jason Collins proves that no one is "born that way"
By Bryan Fischer
May 1, 2013

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Jason Collins, a retread NBA center in the twilight of his career, burst out of the closet in spectacular fashion yesterday by declaring on Sports Illustrated that he is gay.

For this he has become an instant national hero to the deviancy cabal and their allies. President Obama gave him a personal phone call, and Michelle gave him a shout out, saying "We've got your back," perhaps not the most felicitous turn of phrase under the circumstances.

He will now have his 15 minutes or more of fame, and likely grab lucrative endorsements to replace the NBA income he is about to lose.

He is now a free agent, and NBA teams will understandably be reluctant to take on a fading player who will contribute a scant 1.1 points to the offense and introduce unwelcome sexual tension into the locker room.

My guess is that Collins knows he's done with the NBA, and that the NBA is done with him. He's crafty enough to know just when to flash the rainbow for maximum personal benefit.

He has been nauseatingly celebrated and praised for his "bravery" and "courage." I'm not seeing it. What kind of courage does it take to say something that will get you on the cover of Sports Illustrated and a supportive call from the most powerful man in the world? None that I can see.

If anybody is demonstrating bravery and courage here, it is Chris Broussard, who went on ESPN and called homosexuality a "sin," and spoke truth to power when he said, "If you're living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, I believe that's walking in open rebellion to God and Jesus Christ."

ESPN has apologized profusely for his comments, which shows that all their chest-puffing about diversity is one big giant sham. While Jason Collins gets the cover of Sports Illustrated, Chris Broussard will be lucky to have a job at the end of the day.

ESPN is guilty, as is our president, of a soul-crushing totalitarian mono-versity that has no room for those who believe in the Judeo-Christian moral value system on which this nation was built. That's no diversity at all.

One other significant, significant piece of this story is that Jason Collins is absolute proof that homosexuals aren't "born that way," despite the bloviations of that noted geneticist Lady Gaga.

Jason Collins has an identical twin, Jaron, who was "astounded" to discover that his brother had entered into the homosexual lifestyle. He, despite sharing Jason's identical DNA, is as straight as a laser beam. Identical twins share straits that are genetically determined: height, skin color, eye color, hair color and so forth. If homosexuality is a genetically-caused sexual preference, Jaron Collins should be as gay as his brother. He's not.

Peter Bearman, a researcher from Columbia, and Hannah Bruckner, a researcher from Yale (note: neither part of the vast right-wing conspiracy) carefully examined data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to determine the "concordance" rate of identical twins on matters of sexual identity.

The concordance rate ought to be 100%. It isn't. In fact, Bearman and Bruckner discovered that the concordance rate was in fact astonishingly low: just 6.7% for male identical twins and 5.3% for female identical twins.

Their conclusion: "[O]ur results support the hypothesis that less gendered socialization in early childhood and preadolescence shapes subsequent same-sex romantic preferences." In other words, life experience shapes sexual preferences, not DNA.

As an article in Business Insider puts it, "[I]f there were a 'gay gene' identical twins should be more likely to have the same sexual identities, but that doesn't seem to be the case."

ScienceDaily puts it even more bluntly, "[N]o major gene for homosexuality has been found despite numerous studies searching for a genetic connection."

No one is "born gay." And we have Jason Collins to thank for proving that to all of us.

(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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