PFOX: Homosexuality is 'not innate'

Monday, December 17, 2012
 | 
Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

With "gay" activists admitting that "sexuality is fluid," family groups see it as proof that one can change his or her same-sex attractions.

A panel presented in November by the PrideWorks conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender minors said that "sexuality is fluid" and "may change over time" (see earlier story). Still, homosexual activists maintain that they are "born gay."

Quinlan, Greg (PFOX)Meanwhile, California's SB 1172 is set to go into effect January 1 -- banning therapy for unwanted same-sex attractions for minors. Greg Quinlan, president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX), says the measure was written with the idea that homosexual behavior is something that cannot be changed.

"I, as a former homosexual, along with tens of thousands of others who left homosexuality, [am] proof that it is not immutable; you can change," Quinlan submits. "It is not innate; you are not born that way."

The description of the PrideWorks seminar, which was sponsored in part by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), said that "sexuality is fluid, especially when it goes beyond the binary of 'gay' and 'straight' labels."

"No one is born a homosexual. There is no genetic or biological evidence for that, and none will be found," the PFOX president asserts. "Secondly, you can change if you want to change, and change for anything can be difficult and can be hard."

Even so, Senator Ted Lieu (D), who authored SB 1172, claims therapy that seeks to alter same-sex attractions does not work because it is based on junk science.

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Which entities do you feel can have the greatest impact for positive change in American culture?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump to NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House
Congress OKs bill averting Saturday gov't shutdown
Trump names pro-life leader to high post at HHS
Tillerson eyes cutting 2,300 jobs at State Department
Judge to sentence former head of Chicago Public Schools
Coulter fans rally at Berkeley

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Washington Examiner aghast that Trump appoints pro-lifer to HHS job
Dems adopt new tactic for gun confiscation
Gun-controlled Chicago: Over 1,000 shooting victims this year
The people protesting speeches in the name of stopping fascism kind of sound like fascists
Study finds mainstream media coverage of Trump 89% negative

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
California 2012: Year in Review

During 2012, battles over "gay" rights, education, and the state budget crisis dominated the headlines coming out of The Golden State.