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03/02/2007

Not to 'Boggs' you down on Friday, but...

by Jeremy Hooper

F2007322568Kelly Boggs has written a piece for BP News in which he condemns the hoopla surrounding the so-called "Jesus tomb" and the fiction he sees as surrounding the facts. However, being that he is Kelly Boggs and it is BP News, he simply can't help himself in throwing in some other popular condemnations:

Propaganda masquerading as a news report is not new. It has been deftly employed when reporting a “new study” that supposedly “establishes” a biological origin for homosexuality. The studies always “strongly suggest” or “could indicate” that sexual behavior, once deemed aberrant, is actually rooted in biology.

“The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief,” observed Jacques Ellul. And tragically the French philosopher was right. While there has never been a definitive study establishing a biological basis for homosexuality, scores of people the world over now believe the myth that people are born homosexual.

Hmm..propaganda masquerading as news. You are of course referring to your own assertion that it's a myth to believe that people are born homosexual, right Mr. Boggs? Because while there is certainly no definitive biological evidence (yet), there are undeniably studies to suggest a genetic link to homosexuality. There is also the existence of homosexuality in the animal kingdom that must be considered. Additionally, there are factors like shared physical similarities, experiences, mannerisms, and vocal inflections that cannot be discredited.

What evidence is there to suggest gay "choice," Mr. B -- your own thoughts that God made everyone heterosexual and that homosexual intercourse is a sin? Anecdotal evidence from a handful of "ex-gays" that they have "changed"? Sorry kid, but those religious-linked convictions do not a myth make!

Scientists may have a ways to go before ever discovering a bio-root to gayness. However, it is completely disingenuous to make it seem like those of us who think there is at least some sort of "nature" element to homosexuality are just pulling this stuff out of arses! Despite what Christians conservative seems to think on this and other subjects, "theory" is not synonymous with "hog wash."

And besides, Mr. B -- can't you attack anything without dragging us into it?!

FIRST-PERSON: Dressing up fiction as fact

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