A molecular geneticist with Answers in Genesis says the media is
misleading the public in reporting on a recent study suggesting a
genetic connection to homosexuality.
A recent study by the National Institute for
Mathematical and Biological Synthesis suggests that
epigenetics, as opposed to genetics, explains homosexuality. Some
media are suggesting it shows a link between homosexuality and
genetics. But those media reports are wrong, according to Dr.
Georgia Purdom of Answers in Genesis.
"First of all we need to realize that this basically is a
mathematical model that the researchers have developed," she
explains. "From what I can understand, there's been no biological
assessment of this. It's merely a model they've developed, and they
want to test it in the future to see if this possibly could be some
sort of link to homosexuality."
Media headlines that the study provides a definitive link are
misleading, she says, and the suggestion that homosexuality links
to evolution in some way is false.
"Ultimately, homosexuality would mean that you could not
sexually reproduce and have offspring -- so how could that be any
kind of proof of evolution? It would actually inhibit evolution,
not progress it," she points out.
But in the search for an explanation, Purdom tells OneNewsNow
there is another thought to keep in mind, even if science does come
up with some sort of an explanation.
"Ultimately, with anything like this, we need to realize that
sin is still sin -- and scripture makes it clear that homosexuality
is a sin and people are still ultimately responsible for their
behaviors," Purdom concludes.