Monday, 22 December 2014

Nobody is Born Homosexual - Royal College of Psychiatrists Admits Truth

Last May the Royal College of Psychiatrists issued a statement in which they backed down from the dogmatic position that homosexuality is innate. This dramatic U-turn should have been headline news, but all our PC media and newspapers carefully avoided mentioning it.
The RCP was under pressure from the militant LGBT lobby to issue a statement in order to bolster their campaign to ban all orientation therapy even for those who seek it on a voluntary basis. Such a ban is of course one more attack on freedom. But the science was not on the LGBT side (surprise, surprise!) Resistance from a group of Christian psychiatrists forced RCP to admit that there simply is not enough scientific evidence for the LGBT theory.
Other explanations of homosexual behaviour  (i.e. childhood formative influences) are very much better documented. 
So it turns out that the Christians are better scientists than the atheists.

Anyone who kept up with scientific research could have told them long ago that the LGBT dogmas were fairy-tales. Eight independent studies carried out world -wide on the behaviour of identical twins have ALL concluded that homosexuality is not genetic. In the vast majority of cases  - around 90%  - their sexual orientation differs."Eight major studies of identical twins in Australia, the U.S., and Scandinavia during the last two decades all arrive at the same conclusion: gays were not born that way.
“At best genetics is a minor factor,” says Dr. Neil Whitehead, PhD. Whitehead worked for the New Zealand government as a scientific researcher for 24 years, then spent four years working for the United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency. Most recently, he serves as a consultant to Japanese universities about the effects of radiation exposure. His PhD is in biochemistry and statistics.
Identical twins have the same genes or DNA. They are nurtured in equal prenatal conditions. If homosexuality is caused by genetics or prenatal conditions and one twin is "gay", the co-twin should also be "gay".
“Because they have identical DNA, it ought to be 100%,” Dr. Whitehead notes. But the studies reveal something else. “If an identical twin has same-sex attraction the chances the co-twin has it are only about 11% for men and 14% for women.”
This does not deter our abysmal education system from teaching children the lie that you can be "born gay" or even worse nonsense "in the wrong body". This ignorant view, defended by the pompous but ill-informed Dr Adam Ritchie, pervades our slavish TV and media, and it justifies setting up youth groups to indoctrinate and recruit youngsters to a life they may later regret.
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In a highly significant development, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has changed its position on the causes and nature of same-sex attraction.

The review follows strong criticism made by the Christian Medical Fellowship and Core Issues Trust of the way in which the Royal College had handled scientific evidence on the issue.

In its latest statement, the Royal College states that "sexual orientation is determined by a combination of biological and postnatal environmental factors" and goes on to say that "[it] is not the case that sexual orientation is immutable or might not vary to some extent in a person's life" (emphasis added).

This represents a major shift from its previous position, which is still reflected in other parts of the Royal College's website (e.g. "there is no substantive evidence to support the suggestion that the nature of parenting or early childhood experiences have any role in the formation of a person's fundamental heterosexual or homosexual orientation").

In justifying its new position, the Royal College cites studies that are over 10 years old. There is no explanation as to why weight had not previously been given to these. The Christian Medical Fellowship and Core Issues Trust had critiqued the Royal College's approach to evidence in their submissions to the Church of England's Pilling Report.

However, in spite of the recognition that post-birth factors play a part in development of sexual attraction and that sexual orientation is not immutable, the Royal College maintains its opposition to therapy aimed at helping people explore the possibility of change in sexual orientation. Instead it suggests that such therapy is 'potentially harmful' but cannot point to any hard evidence to justify such an assertion.

Andrea Williams commented:

"This is a remarkable development. The Royal College has been held to account by Christian organisations that have simply pointed to the hard scientific evidence which was being ignored, apparently because of ideologically driven blindness. Begrudgingly, the Royal College has changed its position but it still supports those who seek to deny help to those who face unwanted same-sex attraction. It claims that such therapy is 'potentially damaging' but where is the hard scientific evidence for that?

"The assumption that people are 'born gay' has become deeply rooted in our society and has driven huge political, social and cultural change. Yet now the Royal College of Psychiatrists has admitted that things are not so simple and that post-birth environmental factors play a part. It is a step in the right direction and I want to congratulate the Christian Medical Fellowship and Core Issues Trust for their painstaking perseverance to ensure that public debate acknowledges truth. We will continue to work to ensure that those facing unwanted same-sex attraction can access appropriate therapy."

Read the response from Core Issues Trust here >

Find out more - 'Debunking the Myths'

These developments will be discussed at the forthcoming 'Debunking the Myths' Conferences in London (13th June) and Belfast (14th June), featuring high-level speakers on the relationship between same-sex attraction, science and the gospel.

Well-known New Testament scholar Professor Don Carson says of one of the speakers, Robert Gagnon:

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