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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 transsexuality (or transgenderism) does not make for a new "gender."

Fact sheet: The Science of the Sexes

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"  

» Is homosexuality genetic, immutable and unchangeable?
» Policy Publications and more by Family Research Council
» 1964 Civil Rights Act does not apply to homosexuality

Why the U.S. Supreme Court is wrong 

» The facts about marriage and the U.S. Constitution

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 unhealthy consequences
2. Resources to overcome homosexual behavior and gender identity disorder
3. Video messages and testimonies from people who used to practice homosexuality

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

The myth of homosexuality in nature
BarbWire, December 1, 2014

Homosexuality is not healthy

“Health Risks of the Homosexual Lifestyle”
Facts About Youth, American College of Pediatricians, 2011

At least 63% and as much as 91% of HIV/AIDS infections transmitted by “male-to-male sexual contact”
Approximately 1.1 million persons in the United States are living with HIV infection [1]. In 2010, the estimated number of new HIV infections was 47,500: of those, 63% were attributed to male-to-male sexual contact, 25% to heterosexual contact, 8% to injection drug use, and 3% to male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use [2] [Note: According to this CDC report, "All the participants had at least 1 male sex partner," including those males who "self-identified as heterosexual"]
CDC, HIV Surveillance Special Report: Men Who Have Sex with Men, 20 U.S. Cities, 2011

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.

The Traumatic Foundation of Male Homosexuality
Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, December 19, 2016
Homosexuality is, in my view, primarily a symptom of gender trauma. Although some people may have been born with biological conditions (prenatal hormonal influences, inborn emotional sensitivity) that make them especially vulnerable to such trauma, what distinguishes the male homosexual condition is that there was an interruption in the normal masculine identification process. Homosexual behavior is a symptomatic attempt to “repair” the original wound that left the boy alienated from the innate masculinity that he has failed to claim. This differentiates it from heterosexuality, which arises naturally from undisturbed gender-identity development. The basic conflict in most homosexuality is this: the boy—usually a sensitive child, more prone than average to emotional injury—desires love and acceptance from the same-sex parent, yet feels frustration and rage against him because the parent is experienced by this particular child as unresponsive or abusive. (Note that this child may have siblings who experienced the same parent differently).


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]

WATCH THIS VIDEO with Jonathan Ervin

Stories from former homosexuals

» Janet Boynes' story
» http://pfox.org/exgay_teen.html
» http://pfox.org/Our_Ex-Gay_Stories.html
» http://pfox.org/stories.html
» Stephen Bennett's story
» Greg Quinlan's story
» Greg Quinlan on Washington, D.C. TV
» Michael Glatze's story


WATCH: A loving message from Jonathan Ervin, who practiced homosexuality and had AIDS.
He passed away in 2012.

Struggling with homosexuality?
Know someone who is?
EVERYONE should see this video.

Hosted by Jonathan Ervin. He is joined by Dr. Will Honeycutt, Professor Darren Wu and Dr. Karen Swallow Prior.

   WATCH: Janet Boynes, ex-lesbian

Physically abused by her parents, who never gave her healthy affection, Janet Boynes was also sexually abused as a young teen, and fell into heavy drug use. Scared of men, she fell into the arms of lesbian women. After 14 years in the homosexual lifestyle and no peace in her soul, Janet started going to a Bible-believing church, which helped her escape homosexuality for good. Now Janet helps others turn from homosexuality and turn toward God.

   Visit Janet Boynes Ministries

   WATCH: Stephen Bennett, ex-gay

Emotionally rejected by his father, Stephen Bennett spent 11 years in the homosexual lifestyle and was sexually involved with more than 100 men, many who have since died of AIDS. Now, through the power of Jesus Christ in his life, Stephen is married to his wife and has a family. Watch his amazing story.

   Visit Stephen Bennett Ministries