In a lengthy 143-page, three-part report entitled "Sexuality and Gender", two highly respected scholars at Johns Hopkins University have reviewed the available research for evidence of the claim on which the entire LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) agenda rests--that homosexual and transgender persons are 'born that way'--and determined that it is supported by no scientific evidence whatever. The researchers were Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer, an epidemiologist trained in psychiatry, and Dr. Paul R. McHugh, arguably the most important psychiatrist of the last half century. Their research was not in any way politically motivated; in fact, they had hoped to better understand the issues in hopes of being able to offer better health options to LGBT individuals. The executive statement of their report includes the following statements:
"The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of human beings--
the idea that people are 'born that way'--is not supported by scientific evidence."
"The hypothesis that gender identity is an innate, fixed property of human beings that is independent
of biological sex--that a person might be 'a man trapped in a woman's body' or 'a woman trapped in a
man's body'--is not supported by scientific evidence."
For those familiar with scripture, these findings should come as no surprise. Romans 1:21-28 explains the course of sinful rebellion that ultimately leads to homosexuality and transgenderism:
"Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile
in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became
fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man--and birds
and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the
lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the
lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For
this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for
what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their
lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty
of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave
them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting."
In God's economy, sexual activity is strictly limited to physical relations between a husband and his wife. The basic unit of a church, a community, a nation, is the family. God's intention is that the family should consist of a father, a mother, and any children with which God may bless them. According to a recent poll, a shockingly high percentage of people claiming to be Christians find no problem with couples living together without benefit of marriage. If that is really the case, then it seems evident that many churches are failing to instruct Christians and to counter the world's propaganda. And that is frightening. As God said through the prophet Amos, "The people who do not understand [i.e., who lack the knowledge of the holy - Prov. 9:10] shall fall."
If anyone is interested in reading the full research report, it is available on the website for The New Atlantis, Number 50 - Fall 2016.