By John-Henry Westen

TORONTO, June 30, 2006 ( – The mainstream media resurrected the specter of the ‘gay gene’ theory this week in covering a Canadian study on the origin of homosexuality.“Homosexuality influenced by biological factors, Canadian researcher says,”Âproclaimed the CBC, the first to break the story on Monday. CNN was quick to jump on the bandwagon with “Study: Sexual orientation of men determined before birth.”

In reality, however, the study was most intriguing for what the mainstream media failed to cover. Namely that, if true, the study suggests that homosexuality is a congenital abnormality, and shares its origins with other disorders developed in the womb.

Researchers at Brock University in St. Catharines Ontario published a study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled “Biological versus nonbiological older brothers and men’s sexual orientation.”

The findings suggest male same-sex sexual orientation is linked to having older brothers, even if those brothers are not raised together. By way of explanation the researchers suggest that homosexuality results from an immune reaction of the mother to the male child in her womb.

“A theory of male homosexuality consistent with the present findings is a maternal immune response to succeeding male pregnancies,” says the study.“If this immune theory were correct, then the link between the mother’s immune reaction and the child’s future sexual orientation would probably be some effect of maternal anti-male antibodies on the sexual differentiation of the brain.”

Dr. John Shea, medical advisor to Campaign Life Coalition, explained to that the study explains the significance of its findings suggesting that “the immune response of the mother’s body, damages the sexual differentiation of the brain of the male child in the womb, thus producing an abnormality in the fetus.”

If correct the theories would thus show the opposite of the normalcy of homosexuality, which the mainstream media are attempting to posit with the coverage of the study.“I was born abnormal, and therefore I’m normal is not good logic,” concluded Dr. Shea.


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