Monday, October 03, 2011

Major study shows that changing sexual orientation is possible...Will homosexual propagandists now admit their veritaphobia?

LifeSiteNews is reporting:

"Therapists who favor normalizing homosexuality say that it is impossible to change sexual orientation, and that the attempt to change is inherently harmful. However, the final results of a long-term study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy has joined hundreds of other studies in concluding that such therapy is both possible and potentially well-indicated for many individuals.

Psychologists Stanton L. Jones of Wheaton College and Mark A. Yarhouse of Regent University are the authors of the longitudinal study, which tracked individuals who sought sexual orientation change through involvement in a variety of Christian ministries affiliated with Exodus International.

The authors note that the study overcomes a primary criticism of same-sex attraction (SSA) therapy data - that the results are not adequately documented over a period of time - by assessing its 98 candidates over a period of six to seven years after therapy concluded.

Jones and Yarhouse’s results show the majority of candidates were successful in their goal of changing sexual orientation, and that the attempt was not harmful on average..." (See here).

Which is why, as this article explains, Dr. Francis Collins, one of the world's leading scientists who works on the cutting edge of DNA, has said that, "Homosexality is not hardwired...whatever genes are involved represent predispositions, not predeterminations" and "..there is an inescapable component of heritability to many human behavioral traits.  For virtually none of them is heredity ever close to predictive."

Translation: while genes might predispose a person toward homosexuality, they do not predetermine the behavior.  A person still has free will.  Which is why homosexual persons can change their sexual orientation as the longitudinal study proves.

Homosexual propagandists such as Dr. Jerry Maneker, an anti-Catholic bigot who frequently rails against the Catholic Church at his Blog, would have you believe that homosexual persons are born that way and that science validates homosexuality.  But the Catholic Medical Association, in Homosexuality and Hope, summarizes the reality:

"A number of researchers have sought to find a biological cause for same-sexual attraction.  The media have promoted the idea that a 'gay gene' has already been discovered...but, in spite of several attempts, none of the much-publicized studies...has been scientifically replicated.  A number of authors have carefully reviewed these studies and found that not only do the studies not prove a genetic basis for same-sex attraction; the reports do not even contain such claims...If same-sex attraction were genetically determined, then one would expect identical twins to be identical in their sexual attractions.  There are, however, numerous reports of identical twins who are not identical in their sexual attractions." (Homosexuality and Hope, Catholic Medical Association, p. 2).

Homosexual propagandists need to reflect very carefully on the hard science which disproves the notion that "gay" people are "born that way."  If they don't, it will become increasingly obvious to thinking people that they suffer from veritaphobia.


Stewart said...

Those who constantly push the gay agenda don't want others to know that they can escape from the sordid and destructive lifestyle, with all of its medical and psychological complications. It is not in their interest.

I read just the other day how census figures for homosexual persons were exaggerated here in the U.S. The lying and the propaganda never stop.

Anonymous said...

Changing sexual orientation isn't the answer. Living a celibate life is. If SSA is partially genetically determined, it makes more sense to remain celibate than to try to change into something one is not.

Wendy said...

Changing sexual orientation IS the answer. Because Jesus wants us to be happy and to have life abundantly (John 10:10). Homosexuality, as this article makes clear, is NOT genetically determined. It is not "hardwired." And people have successfully left the destructive homosexual lifestyle. Father John Harvey has proven that with his organization.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Stewart, you are correct about census figures for same-sex couples being manipulated. Here is an article which deals with the subject:

Jonathan said...

If one can change their homosexual orientation - and they can as these studies clearly prove - then one should do so. Remember, the Church teaches that the orientation or inclination itself is "intrinsically disordered."

So it makes more sense to change.

Anonymous writes, " makes more sense to remain celibate than to try to change into something one is not." But this is to imply that a person with a homosexual orientation is not capable of embracing heterosexuality. That is a lie as the hard data shows.

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