Dennis Prager Interviews Ryan T. Anderson, Co-Author of "What Is Marriage?"
The book, "What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense" (found here: http://tinyurl.com/a69fkuh) is the continuing thought of some big thinkers, like one of the co-authors, Robert P. George, whom I quote prodigiously in my chapter on the matter (http://tinyurl.com/8unujfs) -- is, in my mind's eye one of the better legal minds alive today. The first call taken is from a gay man. Good back-and-forth. (Posted by: http://religiopoliticaltalk.com/) For those that wish to embed using YouTube, this same file is found there.
I did isolate the call to the show by a gay male: http://youtu.be/bKqcg7OlB6o
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After listening to Prager for some time, he is not always clear on explaining the impact of what he feels is the cause or root of homosexuality. I think it can be rooted in any one or a combination of the following:
#1) Abuse ~ physical molestation or rape when the person is young by a family member or other adult. Tammy Bruce, herself a lesbian, has mentioned this in one of her books:
☕ "Here come the elephant again: Almost without exception, the gay men I know (and that’s too many to count) have a story of some kind of sexual trauma or abuse in their childhood -- molestation by a parent or an authority figure, or seduction as an adolescent at the hands of an adult. The gay community must face the truth and see sexual molestation of an adolescent for the abuse it is, instead of the 'coming-of-age' experience many [gays] regard it as being. Until then, the Gay Elite will continue to promote a culture of alcohol and drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, and suicide by AIDS." ~ Tammy Bruce, The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left’s Assault on Our Culture and Values (Roseville: Prima, 2003), 99.
#2) Hormonal-Diet ~ I will post below my thinking in this manner in a previous discussion elsewhere:
In one of the above posts I mentioned "environment" as another cause for homosexuality (the growth in population of). I will only lightly touch on what I have posted a bit on at my "Drinking Hole" blog (which I have neglected). One aspect are the health nuts out there that believe soy based products (cheese, milk, and the like) are good for you. Large amounts of soy -- say, more than a glass of soy milk a day -- interferes with a woman's body in producing estrogen, and will also be accepted in the male body as estrogen and suppress somewhat testosterone from being produced in the right amount.
⚑ Side-note: women who are in menopause and are looking for a natural hormone booster rather than prescription can walk into a grocery store (say, Ralphs), go to the section with medicine and purchase Estroven. It is a soy based product whom the maker says of the ingredients used, "have been around for centuries and have a long history of providing menopausal symptom relief." Because it mimics estrogen.
Women who are pregnant should steer away from any processed soy products... if lactose intolerant, almond or hemp milk is best. The body accepting this as estrogen throws off the prenatal hormonal exchange quite a bit... and soy milk for babies should be forbidden! There have been quite a few cases of young children (almost infant size) going into puberty. I have some technical as well as readable aspects of this here in about 7-blog posts: http://drinkinghole.blogspot.com/search/label/Soy
I just listened to an interesting interview as well that combined with the above made me wince at what people are doing to their kids, often unwittingly. Low cholesterol diets (this would affect pregnant women [their child] I am sure) also have an effect on the male producing testosterone well. A very informative interview:
Ph.D. Nutritionists Stephen Sinatra and Jonny Bowden Talk about Myths of Medicine and Cholesterol
➳ Postscript: If one feels the need to eat tofu, the healthier choices would be Tempe, Miso and Nato for soy intake... as they are fermented and break the chains of amino acids that the body interprets as estrogen. The below post also deals with "Childhood Obesity, Early Puberty, Erectile Dysfunction" ~ add this to low cholesterol diets, and you know why Viagra is booming!
One of my favorite posts: http://tinyurl.com/a3mcz73
#3) Mutational Rates ~ This is some commentary and quoting from a recent Nature Journal peer reviewed finding of information still coming from the Human Genome Project:
Most of the deleterious mutations in the human population arose in the last 5,000 to 10,000 years, a survey claims. According to a study published Jan. 10 in Nature by geneticists from 4 universities including Harvard, “Analysis of 6,515 exomes reveals the recent origin of most human protein-coding variants.” By recent they mean really recent on evolutionary timescales:
✪ We estimate that approximately 73% of all protein-coding SNVs [single-nucleotide variants] and approximately 86% of SNVs predicted to be deleterious arose in the past 5,000–10,000 years. The average age of deleterious SNVs varied significantly across molecular pathways, and disease genes contained a significantly higher proportion of recently arisen deleterious SNVs than other genes.
Read More: http://tinyurl.com/b6z97yn
As the human race passes on it genes from one generation to the next, we are compiling mutations in that code at a very high rate. This has an effect on certain aspects of human sexuality, either in utero (the mother producing the right amount of hormones, etc), or the expression of these hormones in said gay person's life. Whether one believes in evolution or the curse at the fall of man, this problem is still a problem.
#4) Choice ~ Choice, moral will and volition, is still involved in all this. Whether not dealing with abuse issues in counseling and therapy, or pushing one's sexuality that is not nature's norm onto society for the first time in human history... choice is still the cornerstone in all this. A total depravity can also play a major role in this (see Romans chpt 1).
Because many "gays" have changed their lives through therapy, religion, and other means. Two examples are as follows, one being a book:
Paper Genders: Pulling the Mask Off the Transgender Problem;
and this video as just two examples to provide the serious reader: https://vimeo.com/album/1794223/video/19304836