This morning I read a US News article that suggests scientists may have finally unlocked the puzzle of why people are gay. The article, and the scientists, fall far short of the claim. It is more about what they would like to unlock than what anyone may have unlocked.
The words of William Rice, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California Santa Barbara, reveal the desire of scientists to find a genetic or hereditary cause for homosexuality, "We've found a story that looks really good." Yes, a "story that looks good," in other words one that they hope will prove what they already believe. I thought scientists were supposed to believe what they've already proved!
Folks have been telling us for years now that homosexuality exists because people are "born that way." But if you catch them in their gleeful moments thinking they have found something new -- if you know what you're reading, you'll find the tacit admission that they don't really know that homosexuality is genetic or hereditary.
In an early sentence, the writer begins, "The hereditary link of homosexuality has long been established..." Yes, yes, "the hereditary link," yes, "already established," yes. And we're supposed to buy this because...? If this has long been established, why does the writer opine, "Long thought to have some sort of hereditary link..." and "Though scientists have long suspected some sort of genetic link..."
The simple fact is that scientifically we do not know what causes homosexuality. The politically correct answer most of our society has chosen to believe is that folks are born homosexual. Actually, folks are born male and female and then choose what and how and how often and with whom to have sex (or not).
Be not deceived, God is not mocked.