Johns Hopkins Research: No Evidence People Are Born Gay or Transgender

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Activists demonstrating at the United States Supreme Court for Same-Sex Marriage on April 28, 2015

A [2016] report from Johns Hopkins University scholars Lawrence Mayer and Paul McHugh revealed that there is no scientific evidence for the theory that people are born gay or transgender, and that mental health problems among the LGBT community cannot fully be explained by discrimination.

Source: People Are Not Born Gay or Transgender, According to 2016 Johns Hopkins Study

Leftist “progressives”: “People can’t help being LGBT, they’re born that way!” Also Leftist “progressives”: “Gender is fluid! You can decide for yourself what your ‘actual’ gender is, and however you ‘identify’ is what you are.”

Hmmmmmmm…. am I the only one who sees a discrepancy in this?

Ironically, some of these same people like to stress “science” and “reason” against what they see (usually incorrectly, though there are exceptions) as the merely subjective, judgmental prejudices of folks on the conservative end of the spectrum.

In any case:

“The study breaks down in three parts: First, Mayer and McHugh examined whether homosexuality is an inherited trait, and concluded that people are not simply ‘born that way.’ Second, they looked at the causes of the poor mental health associated with gay and transgender people, concluding that social stress does not explain all of it. Finally, they studied transgenderism, concluding that it is not innate and that transgender ‘treatments’ are associated with negative outcomes.

“The report found insufficient evidence to back up the idea that people are born with innate sexual attractions… ‘Studies of the brains of homosexuals and heterosexuals have found some differences, but have not demonstrated that these differences are inborn rather than the result of environmental factors that influenced both psychological and neurobiological traits,’ the report explained.”

Asked about potential criticism that the study supports a particular sociopolitical narrative, co-author Mayer was emphatic:

“‘Every line in this I either wrote or approved of,’ [he] told The Christian Post. ‘There is no bias either way. The bias is just towards science.'”

The article concludes,

“Science is neither conservative nor liberal, but it does provide many reasons to be skeptical of the LGBT narrative.”

Definitely worth a read. Be sure you click on through to the second page!

Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

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