Uh oh. Really bad news for wingnuts. The few who actually believe in science will soon be tossed from the big Republican tent. And those who believe in the infallibility of god will have to trade in their tickets to heaven. Because it looks like the truth is finally out: God makes people gay.
WASHINGTON - Lesbians’ brains react differently to sex hormones than those of heterosexual women. An earlier study of gay men also showed their brain response was different from straight men — an even stronger difference than has now been found in lesbians. Lesbians’ brains reacted somewhat, though not completely, like those of heterosexual men, a team of Swedish researchers said in Tuesday’s edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Biological basis for sexual orientation?
In both cases the findings add weight to the idea that homosexuality has a physical basis and is not learned behavior. “It shows sexual orientation may very well have a different basis between men and women ... this is not just a mirror image situation,” said Sandra Witelson, an expert on brain anatomy and sexual orientation at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. “The important thing is to be open to the likely situation that there are biological factors that contribute to sexual orientation,” added Witelson, who was not part of the research team.
It'll be interesting to see how fundamentalist theocrats respond to the reality that their god - the big guy behind creationism - is actually responsible for making people gay. What in his name was he thinking?