By H. Osby Weaver
In the Houston Chronicle of July 8, 1995, an article headed “Group Re-views Gay Gene Study,” contained some interesting information relating to the homosexual’s claim that he really is not responsible for his so called “alternate life ,” he was just born that way. Now the truth comes out.
The article reported that “the author of a controversial study linking homosexuality to a `gay gene’ is under investigation for scientific misconduct.” You see the author claimed he had found a gene on the tip of the X chromosome which is passed from mother to child and concluded that the “gene helped to determine the men’s sexual orientation.” As it turned out, when his conclusion was checked out, “it failed at least in one independent effort at confirmation,” so the article continues.
The institute researcher named in the article “caused a stir because, for the first time, it connected sexual orientation to at least one biological root. Some gay activists seized on the information (or misinformation H.O.W.) as a weapon against discrimination,” so said the article. Of course, the homosexual wanted some excuse to say, “Don’t blame me for my sexual choice, I was born that way!”
However, a “former collaborator” blew the whistle on this author and charged him with “leaving out information that could have weakened the statistical significance of his findings.” Now, how is that for true science? “Apparently, a post-doctoral fellow in the lab (used by the author under consideration H.O.W.), went back to look at some results and found cases that had not been included in his final report. Other researchers believe those cases could have changed the nature of the findings.”
So, the truth comes out! Efforts to bolster the honorable quality of the homosexual falls flat on its face, as any right thinking person would know if he is familiar with the word of God on such matters. God would not impose the death penalty on someone because he was born with some-thing that would lead him to choose a certain life style that he could not otherwise avoid.
Let us see what God has said about the practice of homosexuality which has not changed through the centuries, even if the homosexuals are constantly seeking to bring their practice from under the rock and out of the closet and are attempting to make it honorable and decent. You can see why they jumped on the band wagon that suggests that they are doing what they are doing because they cannot help doing it, even though the word of God condemns it.
This is not a new sin. Away back in Old Testament times, God said, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with woman kind: it is an abomination . . . And if a man lie with mankind, as with woman kind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall be put to death” (Lev.18:23; 20:1).
But the prohibition against this sin was not confined to the Old Testament period. In the New Testament, God says to us today that he gave some up “in the lusts of their hearts unto uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves . . . for this cause God gave them up to vile passions: for their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due” (Rom. 1:24-27). While AIDS is not the sum total of the recompense of their error, that fatal disease could very well be a part of it in this life.
According to the Amplified Version, 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10, says, “Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled); neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.” In view of these passages, can you imagine even some preachers trying to justify the ungodly sin of homosexuality?
Guardian of Truth XXXIX: No. 19, p. 3-4
October 5, 1995