Not born this way: The facts, plus help available
Without any reputable evidence, the entertainment culture, uneducated media, and sexual activists have seduced today's teenagers, in particular, to believe that people are born homosexual.
However, science has found no biological basis for homosexuality, bisexuality, or transsexuality.
Study after study has found the “LGBT” lifestyle to be unhealthy, with the highest rate of sexually-transmitted diseases, and higher cancer rates and earlier deaths.
While all people are worthy and valuable, the fact is people are not "born this way," as a popular song insists.
Why does it matter that people are not born 'gay'?
The fact that people are not born homosexual matters because the entire fiber of our society is impacted -- for good or for ill. We cannot change society's laws and make new laws based on a lie. That hurts everyone.
There is no "gay gene" -- so homosexuality is not biologically based. The only human genders are male (if you inherited a "Y" chromosome from your father) and female (if you did not inherit a "Y" chromosome from him) -- so homosexuality is not a new "gender."
Not being born "gay" means this is not a "civil rights" issue.
People inherit unchangeable characteristics like their race and ethnicity, but homosexuality is not inherited. Science and biology confirm this, and thousands of former "gays and lesbians" who have changed their behavior also prove this fact. Therefore, homosexuality is not a "civil right" (a supreme law punishing those who disagree) for marriage or anything else.
Ironically, the "LGBT" (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) "civil rights" laws have severely infringed upon the constitutional rights and religious freedom of those who disagree, punishing dissent.
Learn more: Why homosexual behavior is not a "civil right"
What does God say about homosexuality?
People on both sides of this debate say "God" and "created," because how we are created determines our sexuality at birth. See what the Bible says about homosexual conduct.
On this page you will find:
1. The facts about homosexuality, its origins and healthy consequences
2. Resources to overcome homosexual behavior and gender identity disorder
3. Video messages and testimonies from people who used to practice homosexuality
The top 10 myths about homosexuality
"The homosexual movement is built, not on fact or research, but on mythology."
See 10 facts about 10 myths, published Family Research Council
Homosexuality is not innate; no biological origin
Is there a “gay gene”?
National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)
Homosexual researcher Simon LeVay, on his search for the "gay gene": "It's important to stress what I didn't find ... I did not prove that homosexuality is genetic, or find a genetic cause for being gay. I didn't show that gay men are 'born that way,' the most common mistake people make in interpreting my work. Nor did I locate a gay center in the brain."
Source: Interview with Simon LeVay, "Sex and the Brain," Discover Magazine, March 1994
'Gay' gene claim suddenly vanishes
American Psychological Association revises statement on homosexuality
WorldNetDaily.com, May 12, 2009 -- “A publication from the American Psychological Association includes an admission that there is no "gay" gene, according to a doctor who has written about the issue…”
“Homosexuality: What You Should Know”
Facts About Youth, American College of Pediatricians, 2010
“No statistically significant [‘gay’] gene has been found”
Dr. Neil Whitehead, November 2006 interview
Peter Tatchell, British homosexual activist
Turn Signal with Kim Trobee, Focus Action 2008
“It would also be equally foolish to close the door and say that it’s simply down to biological factors, there’s no other factors or influences that impact on a person’s sexual orientation.”
Only 1.7 percent of the 18-and-over population identify as “gay”
Associated Press, April 7, 2011
Homosexuality is not healthy
“Health Risks of the Homosexual Lifestyle”
Facts About Youth, American College of Pediatricians, 2011
“The Health Risks of Gay Sex”
Dr. John Diggs, Jr., MD, Corporate Research Council, 2002
Nearly 3/4 of HIV/AIDS infections transmitted by “male-to-male sexual contact”
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
Link between Sexual Orientation and Cancer
Cancer Network, May 12, 2011
“Homosexual men were found to be 1.9 times more likely to self-report a cancer diagnosis than were heterosexual men….Although homosexual women did not have a higher incidence of cancer, these women did report lower overall health as cancer survivors compared to heterosexual women.”
Prostate Cancer Survival May Be Especially Tough on Gay Men
HealthDay News, May 16, 2011
The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality
A catalog of research data
Family Research Council
Homosexuals, Bisexuals More Unhealthy than Heterosexuals: Massachusetts Study
Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, December 3, 2008
Causes of homosexuality
Homosexuality is neither genetic nor a “choice”
Exodus Global Alliance article
No one can decide that they will experience opposite-sex or same-sex attractions. Instead, sexual orientation is shaped and reshaped by a series of many choices and response to circumstances in one’s life and enormous social and cultural pressures.
From Isolation to Relationship to Intimacy
Exodus Global Alliance article
Homosexuality grows out of our responses either to unmet needs early in life or to trauma of some sort -- often abuse. Essentially, these responses are defensive. "You will not hurt me again." or "I will meet my own needs."
Child Molestation and Homosexuality
Family Research Institute article
Bisexuals or homosexuals claimed much more frequent sexual contact with caretakers, and homosexuality was disproportionately implicated in sexual events under caretakers’ charge.
Does Incest Cause Homosexuality?
Family Research Institute article
As opposed to an evolutionary genetic hypothesis, these data support the alternative that homosexuality may be learned.
Shame and Attachment Loss: The Practical Work of Reparative Therapy
Dr. Joseph Nicolosi book review
Dr. Nicolosi recounts how several of his clients lacked secure attachment with parental figures and experienced inadequate masculine identity as children. Consequently, shame set in, and dominated each child’s psyche during those vulnerable early years…To overcome shame and attachment loss, Dr. Nicolosi suggests that the therapist help the client identify emotional mind-body states, and explains how the client, if consciously aware of these states, can interrupt any of them. The opposite of the shame state is “assertion.” When the client is in an assertive state, he can avoid the following sequence of events: 1) shame, which can lead to what Dr. Nicolosi calls (2) the “grey zone,” which in turn is often followed by (3) homosexual enactment.
Help for those struggling with homosexuality
The website Transformed Image has compiled a list of helpful links including:
» Support groups and ministries
» Published materials and videos
» Scripture for help dealing with sexual sin
» Websites of ex-homosexual outreaches
Additional help is available from:
» Stephen Bennett Ministries (See Stephen's video story at the top of this page)
» Janet Boynes Ministries (See Janet's story out of lesbianism at the top of this page)
» National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)
» Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX)
A loving message from a man who had AIDS
Are you struggling with homosexuality? Know someone who is? Do you think God doesn't love people who engage in homosexual behavior? We encourage EVERYONE to view this hopeful message hosted by Jonathan Ervin, a man who practiced homosexuality, had AIDS, and passed away in 2012. He is joined by Dr. Will Honeycutt, Professor Darren Wu and Dr. Karen Swallow Prior. [14:17]
Stories from former homosexuals
» Janet Boynes' story
» Stephen Bennett's story
» Greg Quinlan's story
» Greg Quinlan on Washington, D.C. TV
» Michael Glatze's story