Im a christian that overcame homesexuality

30-Oct-2015 14:13 by 8 Comments

Im a christian that overcame homesexuality

In trying to decide on a topic for this WWW project, it seemed logical to try and focus on a current subject.Homosexuality and homosexual behavior has existed for thousands and thousands of years, probably even before the times of homo-sapiens.

Psychologists, such as Freud, studied homosexuals extensively in hopes of coming up with an explanation for their "abnormal" behavior.

All of the explanations that these people created linked homosexuality to experiences that homosexuals have while growing up.

Generally speaking, people in the world of psychology believed that homosexuality could be explained by a person's environment.

However, in the past four or five years, the subject of homosexuality has been creeping into the world of biology.

Studies have been done recently that attempt to look at homosexuality in a scientific light in hopes of coming up with a genetic explanation for sexual preference.

One of the most influential studies on the genetics of homosexuality was done by Dean Hamer and his co-workers at the National Cancer Institute in Washington DC (1993).

Hamer's research involved studying thirty-two pairs of brothers who were either "exclusively or mostly" homosexual. Of the thirty-two pairs, Hamer and his colleagues found that two-thirds of them (twenty-two of the sets of brothers) shared the same type of genetic material.This strongly supports the hypothesis that there is an existing gene that influences homosexuality (4).Hamer then looked closely at the DNA of these gay brothers to try and find the region of the X chromosome (since the earlier research suggested that the gene was passed down maternally) that most of the homosexual brothers shared.One of the first successful scientific studies that was done on homosexuality was reported on in 1993.The purpose of this study was to look at families in which there was an abnormally high occurrence of homosexuality.By extensively studying the family histories of these families, researchers hoped to find some clues pointing towards the genetic factors that affect homosexuality. By looking at the family trees of gay males (For some reason, this study only focused on male homosexuality, but made the claim that their findings would be similar to the ones that would be found by looking at female homosexuality.