New Danish study reviews mortality among married gays

In April, 2007, I posted a rebuttal to Paul and Kirk Cameron's claims that gays die 20-plus years sooner than straights. That post was the first of a nine-part series, Only the Gay Die Young? The links will show up if you click here, here and here. Also, I brought them all together in an article with additional commentary in an article presented at a research summit I conducted in 2007.Participating in that exchange was Morten Frisch, Danish epidemiologist. I initially corresponded with Dr. … [Read more...]

Ted Haggard preaches personal sermon

This morning, ABC News is reporting that Ted Haggard preached a very personal sermon this past weekend about his fall from and back into grace.Haggard spoke in the morning and evening at Open Bible Fellowship, an independent, charismatic church in Morrison, IL. I have yet to listen to the sermons but the ABC News account implies he attributes his homosexual inclinations to sexual molestation at age 7.Haggard told the congregation that a sexual incident with a man when he was 7 years old … [Read more...]

Sarah Palin on social issues

In her interview with Katie Couric, Sarah Palin comments on abortion, homosexuality and origins.I suppose the media now will attempt to track down Palin's dear gay friend.Stay tuned. … [Read more...]

What did Francis Collins really say about homosexuality?

In his book, The Language of God: A scientist presents evidence for belief, Francis Collins has this to say about homosexuality on page 260:An area of particularly strong public interest is the genetic basis of homosexuality. Evidence from twin studies does in fact support the conclusion that heritable factors play a role in male homosexuality. However, the likelihood that the identical twin of a homosexual male will also be gay is about 20% (compared with 2-4 percent of males in the general … [Read more...]

Dr. Francis Collins comments on homosexuality and genetics

There is a dust up being reported at ExgayWatch over comments made by Francis Collins, former head of the Human Genome Project. Here is the background.NARTH Dean Byrd wrote an article for the NARTH website dated April 4, 2007 quoting Collins' book, The Language of God, on genetics and homosexuality. Byrd's review provided accurate quotes but implied that Collins believes free will is involved in the development of homosexuality. Subsequently, David Roberts at XGW wrote Collins to find out if … [Read more...]

The return of Donnie Davies

Can he recapture the magic?Donnie Davies has been in a quiet season but is back with a new video and he says a whole new album is ready for release.Donnie Davies - Take My Hand from Donnie Davies on Vimeo.Donnie broke on the scene back in January of 2007 and had lots of attention with his The Bible Says video and CHOPS programs.In this season of Obama and Palin, Donnie has a lot to overcome to get on many radar screens. But he has got a new Myspace page (the real Donnie) and … [Read more...]

NARTH fact sheet: Female homosexual development, Part 2 – Child sexual abuse

In the first part of my review of the NARTH fact sheet on female homosexuality, I critiqued the empirical foundation of the NARTH theories about causation of female same-sex attraction.In this post, I examine the statements regarding sexual abuse and causation. It may be surprising to some observers to read this:Although sexual abuse does not directly cause same sex attraction, studies report male sexual abuse of lesbians as generally being twice as high as of heterosexual women, that … [Read more...]

A conservative defense of sex research

During the Saddleback Civil Forum, if Rick Warren had asked the candidates about funding sex research, it might have gone like this.Warren: What is your position on researching sex?McCain: (with resolve and without hesitation) - Missionary!Obama - Uh, well, it depends on how you define "sex" and "research." Scientifically and politically, it is above my pay grade to determine what my position is in that arena.Pure fiction, of course. I doubt sex research will come up in this … [Read more...]


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