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1 Homosexuality and Genetics Do science and the bible agree?

2 I am not Homophobic I am not afraid of homosexuals. I am I am not afraid of homosexuals. I am a musician, a musician, actor, actor, performer performer and have worked extensively in the theater and have worked extensively in the theater I am not against homosexuals. I am not against homosexuals. College roommate College roommate Many students Many students Because I choose a biblical life I am opposed to homosexuality. Because I choose a biblical life I am opposed to homosexuality.

3 Some Christians think its all right! So what does the bible say? So what does the bible say? 'If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them. Leviticus 20:13 'If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them. Leviticus 20:13

4 Some Christians think its all right! So what does the bible say? So what does the bible say? For since the creation of the world His (G-ds) invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew G-d, they did not honor Him as G-d, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible G-d for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. For since the creation of the world His (G-ds) invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew G-d, they did not honor Him as G-d, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible G-d for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

5 Some Christians think its all right! So what does the bible say? So what does the bible say? Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. Romans 1:20-27 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. Romans 1:20-27

6 But Jesus is love and mercy! Arent they born that way? and If G-d made them that way why would He judge them to hell?

7 Response: There probably is a gene for homosexuality. There probably is a gene for homosexuality. There probably is also a gene for adultery and/or perversion, for being a thief, a liar; even murder. There probably is also a gene for adultery and/or perversion, for being a thief, a liar; even murder. The condition of the flesh is an open door to Satan and demonic manifestations in every conceivable form. The choice is to obey even when the flesh desires a wrong thing. The condition of the flesh is an open door to Satan and demonic manifestations in every conceivable form. The choice is to obey even when the flesh desires a wrong thing.

8 How can you say its a wrong thing? I dont see that a same-sex family in my community effects me and my household at all? Its not determinately against you, its against The Creator Himself!

9 The Truth: In 1993 Dean Hamer and colleagues published findings from a linkage analysis of a sample of 76 homosexual brothers and their families. Hamer (and his colleagues) found that the homosexual men had more homosexual male uncles and cousins on the mothers side of the family than on the fathers side. Homosexual brothers who showed this maternal pedigree were then tested for X chromosome linkage, using twenty-two markers on the X chromosome to test for similar alleles (ah-leels, any of several forms of a gene, usually arising through mutation, that are responsible for hereditary variation).

10 The Truth: In another finding, thirty-three of the forty sibling pairs tested were found to have similar alleles in the distal region of Xq28, which was significantly higher than the expected rates of 50% for fraternal brothers. This was popularly dubbed as the 'gay gene' in the media, causing significant controversy. Sanders et al. in 1998 reported on their similar study, in which they found that 13% of uncles of gay brothers on the maternal side were homosexual, compared to 6% on the paternal side.

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13 The Truth: A later analysis by Hu et al. replicated and refined the earlier findings. This study revealed that 67% of homosexual brothers in a new saturated sample shared a marker on the X chromosome at Xq28. Although two other studies (Bailey et al., 1999; McKnight and Malcolm, 2000) failed to find a preponderance of homosexual relatives in the maternal (mothers) line of homosexual men, a rigorous replication of the maternal loading was reported on samples in Italy and England. One study by Rice et al. in 1999 failed to replicate the Xq28 linkage results. Meta- analysis of all available linkage data indicates a significant link to Xq28, but also indicates that additional genes must be present to account for the full heritability of sexual orientation. A recent study of 894 heterosexual and 694 homosexual men found no evidence of sex linkage. Wikipedia: Chromosome linkage studies

14 But Oprah said… because its not expedient for the social agenda Youre not going to get the truth on television talk shows

15 Can Changes Occur within a Lifetime?

16 EPIGENETICS The modern usage of the word in scientific discourse refers to heritable traits (over rounds of cell division and sometimes transgenerationally) that do not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence. The Greek prefix epi- in epigenetics implies features that are "on top of" or "in addition to" genetics; thus epigenetic traits exist on top of or in addition to the traditional molecular basis for inheritance.

17 Molecular basis of Epigenetics The molecular basis of epigenetics involves modifications of the activation of certain genes, but not the basic structure of DNA. Additionally, the chromatin proteins associated with DNA may be activated or silenced. This accounts for why the differentiated cells in a multi-cellular organism express only the genes that are necessary for their own activity. Epigenetic changes are preserved when cells divide. Most epigenetic changes only occur within the course of one individual organism's lifetime, but, if a mutation in the DNA has been caused in sperm or egg cell that results in fertilization, then some epigenetic changes are inherited from one generation to the next. This raises the question of whether or not epigenetic changes in an organism can alter the basic structure of its DNA, a form of Lamarckism.

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19 Epigenetic Studies A recent study suggests linkage between a mother's genetic make-up and homosexuality of her sons. Women have two X chromosomes, one of which is "switched off." The inactivation of the X chromosome occurs randomly throughout the embryo, resulting in cells that are mosaic with respect to which chromosome is active. In some cases though, it appears that this switching off can occur in a non- random fashion. Bocklandt et al. (2006) reported that, in mothers of homosexual men, the number of women with extreme skewing of X chromosome inactivation is significantly higher than in mothers without gay sons. Thirteen percent of mothers with one gay son, and 23% of mothers with two gay sons showed extreme skewing, compared to 4% percent of mothers without gay sons.

20 Epigenetic Conclusions Epi-genes can be turned on or off within an individuals life-time based on their environment (and choices). Epi-genes can be turned on or off within an individuals life-time based on their environment (and choices). Epi-genes can be passed down (mother to son) Epi-genes can be passed down (mother to son) Epi-genes may possibly effect permanent changes in DNA. Epi-genes may possibly effect permanent changes in DNA.

21 Generational Curse You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Exodus 20:4-6

22 Body, soul and spirit(s)

23 A Closer Look

24 For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach. It is not in heaven, that you should say, "Who will go up to heaven for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?" Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, "Who will cross the sea for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?" But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it. See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; in that I command you today to love the L-RD your G-d, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the L-RD your G-d may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it. Deuteronomy 30:11-16

25 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the L-RD your G-d, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the L-RD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them. Deuteronomy 30:19-20

26 Where does this leave us? Its still each individuals choice and in the end we will be judged according to what we chose. The United States and all the nations are pressing forward down the road of self- destruction, and everyone thinks the changes they are making will make things better. People go about saying G-d bless America while defiantly pushing behaviors that are against His nature and being in His face.

27 Where does this leave us? Let the United States do what it wants, as for me and my house we will serve the L-rd. Joshua 24:15 And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons; freely you have received, freely give. Matthew 10:7-8

28 DELIVERANCE IS AVAILABLE! Choose life!


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