Genes are important. It is interesting, and scary, to see the characteristics, likes and dislikes, and behaviors, that are passed from father or mother to son or daughter. The study of twins is even more fascinating. Case studies of identical twins separated at birth and raised in different environments show amazing similarities in habits, tastes and preferences.
These examples of genetic preference and taste make the studies of sexual preference and propensity of identical twins both captivating and timely. According to Dr. Neil Whitehead, PhD. 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. But this is not the case. Studies have shown that only in a small percentage of twins is one attracted to the same sex, while the other is not.
Because identical twins are always genetically identical, homosexuality cannot be genetically dictated. “No-one is born gay,” Dr. Whitehead notes. “The predominant things that create homosexuality in one identical twin and not in the other have to be post-birth factors.”
This is not just the statement of Dr. Whitehead. Eight different studies done in different countries over a period of twenty years show that homosexual tendencies are clearly not caused by genetics. The first very large, reliable study of identical twins was conducted in Australia in 1991, followed by a large U.S. study about 1997. Then Australia and the U.S. conducted more twin studies in 2000, followed by several studies in Scandinavia, according to Dr. Whitehead.
Dr. Whitehead explains that same-sex attraction is caused by “non-shared factors,” things happening to one twin but not the other, or a personal response to an event by one of the twins and not the other. For example, one twin might have exposure to pornography or sexual abuse, but not the other. One twin may interpret and respond to their family or classroom environment differently than the other. “These individual and idiosyncratic responses to random events and to common environmental factors predominate,” he says.
This is a clear, scientific response to the claims of the homosexual community. God did not make them that way. Their preferences are the result of the sad and sinful culture in which we live.
These multiple studies of identical twins raise another question. Why have not these studies and their conclusions been widely broadcast on ABCNNBCBS and Fox? Answer: Because it does not fit their agenda.
Please pray for the unhappy souls who have been drawn into homosexual lifestyles. May they be led to seek and trust our Heavenly Father for healing and forgiveness.
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